Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good if you have the right manager (Ability to work from home, etc) (in 58 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 20 reviews)

  • No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up (in 8 reviews)

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  1. I began with Turner Broadcasting in 1997.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Turner was a home to me and the people were family. The culture was fun and I was always motivated to go above and beyond in my work. The benefits and the work were always great. Vacation time and 401k matching were unlike anywhere else.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, most my "Pros" don't apply anymore because from what I understand, the culture that existed is gone. Unless you're a favorite, you will not advance. Nor will you receive the same pay or flexible schedule. Each dept is very different, and in some ways the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Perfect 1st internship

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    Former Intern - Corporate Responsibility in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Corporate Responsibility in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    An amazing experience. I feel like my position unlike others really expanded throughout the company. I was able to see all aspects of Turner and they even gave me the opportunity to venture over to Turner Studios every once in a while to check out what they were doing over there.

    Cons

    I had little to no communication with my advisors post internship. Might have been on be though. Make sure you keep up them later on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Challenging work experience with good perks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Working at Turner will heighten your skill levels in the media and digital industries. Simply put, you will be challenged and learn on-the-job while working on great products for our internal business and external customers. Turner loves self starters, where talented people will excel if they prove they know their stuff and get work done efficiently. Team culture is absolutely great in some areas, where collaboration and 2-way feedback is welcomed for continuous improvement. Turner 2020 and perks cuts are unfortunate, but transformation & change may push the company back to focusing on what's important for internal culture and external business wins, given some time. Personally, Turner has been the highlight of my career. I have had both my best job ever and worst job ever at Turner. I enjoyed coming to work every single day during my 'best job' timeframe. I remember leaving at the end of each day feeling like I had conquered the world with my own hands. Also, you will learn a lot from your peers as people from many different walks of life are working at Turner. If you find a good team to work for with skilled peers, you will enjoy your work experience.

    Benefits have been cut, but full-time employees still receive good perks -- 401K matching, good amount of paid time off, multiple insurance options, parental leave, etc.

    Cons

    - Teams with not-so-good-cultures do exist at Turner, just like any other company. Many current & former employees with bad experiences at Turner have worked on one of these teams or simply had a poor manager. If there is a toxic element tied to specific persons or allowed behaviors, it seems to be difficult to free the team of these influences or contributors. I have seen high turnover within specific teams, where good employees feel they have to leave the company rather than management rooting out the problems at hand.
    - Politics has taken a stronger presence along side the company's growth. More risk taking and experimentation was possible 10 years ago. Now, red tape and process hurdles stand in the way sometimes of making good, efficient decisions.
    - Layoffs and cutting benefits/perks did take away some of the "special things" about being a Turner employee. This puts Turner more on par with other companies, which means it will be harder to recruit and keep talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steer the ship in the right direction to stay innovative and keep talented employees. Make high-level company initiatives become real-world actions, so that employees can contribute directly to the company's vision. Bring back some of the startup vibes & mentality that used to exist 10 years ago, where we could experiment & build new things with our in-house talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance in positions below management
    Continuing education assistance in most cases
    Discounts to shopping and cultural events
    Good 401K match

    Cons

    Career paths not always defined in some divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create balance between bottom line and ensuring your employees are happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Just OK

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    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    It's like any other large corporation.

    Cons

    Just like the Pros section, it's like any other large corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Great experience with a welcoming team.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Temporary Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment. Knowledgable and welcoming employees. Team oriented.

    Cons

    Midtown rush hour traffic is a nightmare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Turner Job Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Pay, benifits and work envirenment

    Cons

    very few career paths for technical employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good benefits. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor management focusing on cutting costs. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being penny-smart and pound-foolish. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Stay away from IT group who has antiquated management styles

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    worker bees are smart people and can make magic when allowed

    Cons

    People who are Directors and above in IT destroy creativity, can't change themselves and have no problem overloading their direct reports with work.. as long as they get their fat bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of laying off non manager developers, project managers, and BA's; starting looking at their management in IT who don't produce anything but politic and waste time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company losing its way and winning culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    The people are great. Friendly, passionate and hardworking

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch. The environment has become political and toxic. Leadership is focused only on the bottom line. Cut many important programs and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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