Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
371 Reviews
3.7
371 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 37 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 13 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Really enjoy the people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life and gym benefits

    Cons

    Location commute and salary and political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    No longer the cushy gig it once was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, very smart people, generous benefits, sincere efforts to provide work-life balance.

    Cons

    Currently an unstable environment due to upcoming changes, no transparency in business direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a clear business strategy for the entire organization, and communicate that to everyone. Work to ensure all projects are clearly tied to those goals, so everyone knows they are working for the same purpose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have worked for TBS for 15+ years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, Excellent benefits and perks. 401k matches $1.60 on the dollar up to 4% contribution. Great co-workers/family atmosphere within my direct department.

    Cons

    Catering to (internal) customer requests. Talks about focus on work/life balance but in reality it doesn't matter what sacrifices it takes to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turner management needs to improve working with partners by setting clear and realistic expectations and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Start, Great Place to Rot

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, laid back culture, cool products. A great company to launch a career in many different areas. Ability to move between divisions is available if you're motivated enough. Decent perks and benefits. Generally young and diverse workforce. Family-friendly. Valuable networking opportunities in/around Atlanta and the business world at large. Fairly competitive salaries due to the difficulty of getting top talent to relocate from NY, LA, etc. Nice campus conveniently located in Midtown.

    Cons

    Mid-level employees languish at Turner. Executive leadership is weak and overall vision for the company is sorely lacking. Poor communication from the top and little attention is paid to professional growth at an individual level. No clear paths to advancement, and as a result, employees are often doing more than one job but receiving only one salary. Promotions rarely given, and those that are tend to reward mediocrity. Managers are inexperienced and linger for far too long in the same positions. Too many meetings and too much planning by committee. Lip service paid to "innovation" but company is profoundly risk-averse. Internal contributions are undervalued, external contributions are overvalued. Relaxed atmosphere sometimes borders on unprofessional. Company strategies often seem reactive and long-term planning feels non-existent. All of the above contributes to low morale and to a company at a crossroads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turner executive leadership needs to seriously think about why they are shedding their top talent. Perhaps it is because the company is guilty of so many of the reasons that good people quit: tolerating mediocrity, corporate read tape, poor communication, lack of vision, no employee retention strategies or clear paths to advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, department mismanaged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have good benefits, programs available for employees, the office culture is realley good.

    Cons

    There's no room for improvement, very limited career opportunities, management is not aware and don't want to deal wiith the potential issues that show up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider internal policies, get involved with the employees and leave room for improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's about time someone makes a change

    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    On site gym, onsite banking, health and wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements, benefit options

    Cons

    Most managers have been at this company far too long. They have been promoted based on who they know and not what they know. Most practices, systems and processes are outdated. Managers have absolutely no concern for the company and engage in extremely risky and unethical business practices. HR is a joke. Nothing is confidential and salaries and promotions are based solely on "club membership". This company is not for the strong and talented. If you want a place to "chill" until retirement, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management teams are lying to you. They are providing you with the appearance of working hard and creating best practices. If you take the time to dig a little deeper, you will see that it is an unspoken game being played......act like you are working and no one will ever know the difference. Also if you want to really save money outsource the compensation team because they literally have nothing to do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Turner Broadcasting - "It's not what you know; it's who you know."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; salary is competitive after a few years on the job; good discounts/perks (although these are disappearing).

    Cons

    Work-life balance; glass ceilings unless you kiss the right you know what; weak management; dead wood employees;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point sharing advice to management. Management is the current problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, increasing amounts of big company politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, decent pay, lots of flexibility. Good work environment and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are increasing amounts of red tape and politics, most recently due to a change in high level management. The company doesn't seem to value talented people as much as it values saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are feeling less and less valued. Company runs the risk of loosing talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Turner Broadcasting - A Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Producer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Social Media Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Exciting subject matter and work. Creative coworkers

    Cons

    BUSY BUSY BUSY. Work Life Balance is out of whack. It takes a long time to get anywhere in terms of career changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work, great growth opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture and work/life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization going on and will be more in near future.

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