Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cost Cutting, Belt Tightening, and Outsourcing

    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many different divisions with many different types of work
    Multiple locations across the country
    Good benefits plan
    Summer Fridays program
    Tuition Reimbursement program

    Cons

    Non-Newsroom support has been farmed out to Eastern European non-native English speakers
    2 years into a 5-7 year cost cutting pushed down from Corporate
    A disturbingly large amount of institutional knowledge has been flushed down the drain in the effort to get older, higher paid workers to quit.
    Turner has long had a habit of hiring from the outside instead of cultivating current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck maintaining the businesses with the plans being pushed down from Time Warner.


  6. Director

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Premium benefits; very positive and helpful attitudes among co-workers, variety of collaborative creative outlets inspires fun and rewarding atmosphere

    Cons

    still some unsettlement over roles and responsibilities needing to be assumed since 2014 layoffs

    Advice to Management

    a few more scheduled forums with employees would be helpful


  7. Positive place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - most friendly people I have ever met
    - fun environment
    - they want to see you succeed and allow you to get really involved in projects even as an intern
    - great activities to become a well rounded intern and prepare you for the real world
    - paid internship

    Cons

    - tough to get an internship or job; you have to know someone to get your foot in the door
    - let a lot of people go last year and I'm not sure if they've fully recovered from that because they lost so many great employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    Isn't what it used to be

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

    I worked 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 exposure, and corporate work environment.

    Cons

    Most of the job perks gone...

    no more Braves tickets, Hawks tickets Dept. breakfast or Lunches were weekly now it a rare occasion. Employee moral in at an all time low. Management structure is completely confusing and they slashed and burned too much in their downsize.

    Advice to Management

    Employees no longer really enjoy coming into work and the stress level is at a dangerous high. Group moral is a must without it production will be at a low. Treat your employee like Ted used to! we aren't machines and management is ungrateful. ASK YOUR EMPLOYEES THEIR OPINION! 1/2 the shows that fail everyone working there knows they are crap! ask us! there is no way to give company criticism or feedback without a possible back lash.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, lots of opportunities for lateral movement

    Cons

    Management is constantly watching their own tail and looking out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Look down, not up


  10. who knows what the future will bring

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, decent salaries. If you are on the right team, your life will be great. if not, well, good luck ;)

    Cons

    Future is uncertain. Culture is in transition, which could be good, even great, or not. We won't know until we know.

    Advice to Management

    First of all, I think the senior management is very competent. The deal is that the entertainment/licensing world is going through major changes. So my advice would be, 'Go ahead and gamble, the old culture of Turner has already been killed off, so now there is less to lose, but much to gain :)


  11. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful Organization That Has Changed Dramatically

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

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Turner Broadcasting was an absolutely wonderful organization with a rich history of innovation and creativity. The company was built on strong internal and external relationships and employees stayed for decades because of the rich culture. The roll-up your sleeves attitude allowed employees to truly make a difference and help build the wonderful company.

    Cons

    After parent company Time Warner spun off Time Warner Cable and Time, Inc., it began to focus on Turner Broadcasting as the key money-maker in the family. Time Warner is working to morph the rich Turner culture into the Time Warner culture. The focus is now solely on the stock price. The traditionally Atlanta-based, rich culture is now turning into a NY culture that seems to focus only on the numbers and not the employees who've built the company. The company also laid off thousands of employees and lost some extremely talented people for the sake of the stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the rich, Turner culture in the pursuit to raise the stock price. The company was profitable and had an extremely talented workforce. It's going to be hard to make up the brain power that was lost in the Turner 2020 layoffs.



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