Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Good company but lots of politics

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Georgia in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Georgia in Stockbridge, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well, excellent benefits, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Management concerned with accelerating their own careers and won't focus on developing their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on evaluating employee needs and areas that they may need help developing in.


  2. Experience varies based on division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits like generous 401k matching, summer Fridays off after 3pm
    Above average PTO
    Higher salary ranges than I found in other companies
    Work/life balance - some random work hours are needed but its not in addition to a regular work week in my case

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy
    Potential for layoffs (new to the company after big changes in 2014)
    Unclear direction from middle to upper mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Do more tops down declarations over tools to use, direction for products, services to use. Accept that there will be time to retool to do this, but that life will be much simpler for employees after done.


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    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    incredible brands that are a pleasure to work with. Also overall there is a great environment and an amazing set of professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of entrepreneurial spirit. Current structure does not reward outside the box ideas and are set on protecting a mode that might not exist in the long run

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for newcomers to thrive. The industry is expected to radically change but structure is set in its old ways


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  5. Great company, even when you get laid off

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits at Turner are top notch, though compensation can be lower than other companies in similar industries (to my understanding). People are fantastic, both co-workers and management (most of the time). There are tons of super smart people to learn from all around you. Work/life balance is great. Was very proud to work there for many years (started there when I was still in college). And, if you are unlucky enough to be laid off like I was (see the CON section) the severance package was fantastic (if you'd had a long tenure).

    Cons

    The "Turner 2020" layoffs in fall 2014 were definitely a "CON," considering I was one of the almost 1,500 staffers impacted. While employed, it was also extremely difficult to move between departments, unless you already knew someone who wanted to bring you over. Although HR recruiter names for open positions are viewable internally (supposedly to give you a leg up on outside candidates) it was usually very rare for some of them to return your email if you wrote to let them know you'd applied for something or had a question. They can also take many MONTHS to fill positions.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to post HR recruiter names internally for current employees to see (when applying for open positions) please tell those recruiters to do a better job of returning candidate emails. Also, if you are going to list the salary code for open positions, allow employees to look up the code to see the salary range, instead of having to write to the recruiter who may or may not respond.


  6. truTV public relations intern

    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great boss, fun atmosphere, the summer intern challenge project is an excellent learning and was one of the highlights of the internship

    Cons

    didn't always have enough work to fill my days


  7. Helpful (1)

    Low moral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Air Operations Turner Entertainment Networks in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - On Air Operations Turner Entertainment Networks in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corp experience
    Being able to login and work from home

    Cons

    Management is all over the place
    Most roles have waaaaaaay too much on their plates making work life balance near impossible.

    Advice to Management

    During and after 20/20 moral was sucked from every single department management at the highest level need to restore some perks and fun before they loose the few people they kept. People don't stay at a place they don't like.


  8. CN - Rat Race with Perks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company perks, laid back atmosphere, opportunity to work at a strong entertainment company in Atlanta. Some of the people were amazing to work with and I built some great lifelong friendships.

    Cons

    Always have to watch your back - no one is on your side. Terrible top down communication - management will either lie or simply say nothing if presented with tough questions/decisions. Super bureaucratic, no one can make that much of an impact due to lack of autonomy. Lots of bottlenecks from upper management. Very isolated in Atlanta, so there is not a strong competitive environment - means they can pay you less since you'd have to move to LA or NY to work at a comparable company. They give you perks instead of pay. Saw lots of abuse of expense accounts while everyone was being underpaid (I hear this is slightly impacted by Turner 2020 - but still not completely gone). Some people were complete morons, yet still continued to climb the ranks because tenure with the company meant more than competency or performance.

    Advice to Management

    Better top down communication is essential. You can't make everyone happy all the time, but being more transparent would create a healthier environment and morale.


  9. YMMV depending on the department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It has a fun culture at times and employs many smart people.

    Cons

    Constant lay offs. Not great job security. Some departments are better to work at than others

    Advice to Management

    Use your people as an advantage. It's not weak to defer to someone with more knowledge than yourself just because they are lower on the totem pole.


  10. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Very busy company, lots of different projects to work on

    Cons

    Just another intern in the company


  11. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work at. welcomes diversity. management is accessible and open to different ideas. there are various forums to meet upper management to share ideas. Benefits are excellent. Training to help improve skills is available. mentorship is available. One is able to work in various area of the company. Management is transparent and communicates top to bottom and involves employees. There is room for growth and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons. sometimes work life balance can be challenging depending on the area one works especially with all the recent cutbacks. and the off shore jobs for TTS has been challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps re-evaluate the off shore positions especially those under TTS because many times it's difficult to understand the representatives in India. Continue to hold the staff forums to communicate goals and expectations.



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