Turner Broadcasting Reviews

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25 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 51 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 71 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start and grow your career

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    The environment is awesome, you are surrounded my many different talented people working on projects that are well known and recognized. Turner provided ample opportunities for career advancement, but you have to be pro-active. The campus is awesome and the culture is casual. The location is prime as well, right in midtown Atlanta. The perks are hard to beat, since they own the Hawks & Thrashers and used to own the Braves, employees are practically spoiled which is why I think maybe they don't pay as much, but the perks and benefits make up for it. There is always some kind of event or giveaway or something going on. It's great for the most part.

    Cons

    There are probably far too many people who need to be fired because they have gotten complacent. Turner is often too slow to get rid of problem (lazy or incompetent) employees. There are also too many managers who are too buddy-buddy with some employees which makes it difficult for other employees who just want to keep things objective and professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better about getting rid of poor performing employees. Don't be afraid to get rid of them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Creative & Family Friendly

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Good place to work if you have a family. Terrific benefits and entertainment extras.

    Depending on the company, its a very creative and innovative place to work. i.e. Cartoon Network good, CNN not so good.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership development. The company is VERY generous in offering training and classes and personal development but has no requirements or guidelines for managers so you get a wide variety in management skills across the board. Great if you have a good manager, but bad if you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a baseline requirement for what constitutes good leadership and management while still allow for unique styles, etc.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good for the $$$ - Horrible for the Experience

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Salaries is good - better enjoy it

    Cons

    Management is done through fear and intimidation. You are constantly reminded, "YOU WORK FOR ME" - and not part of a collaborative team. There are far too many VPs, Directors, Managers. Most hide in their offices, only emerging in crisis situations - and then look like clowns bumping into one another.

    The company attempts to tout it's many benefits and perks - however, those are not doled out consistently. Training is non-existent.

    People are treated as commodities. Individuals are not valued for their contribution.

    Low morale is believed to be handled by handing out surveys on which no action is ever taken. There are numerous teams and committees to review the results of the surveys - and lots of powerpoint presentations summarizing the data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some form of professional growth. Do something besides hand out surveys and form committees to review the surveys. Understand that if you want people to contribute, you must make them feel valued - currently you treat everyone as a commodity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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