Turner Broadcasting Reviews

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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is a thing to brag about (in 58 reviews)

  • Great benefits; salary is competitive after a few years on the job; good discounts/perks (although these are disappearing) (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • you are lied to about work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Turner is fine as you begin your career BUT I would recommend to leave after a couple of years of experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some solid journalists, compensation package is okay, a place for entry level folks to get experience quickly and leave for other opportunities

    Cons

    Mid level management is terrible and doesn't communicate, no room for career growth, not a family oriented atmosphere, human resources not helpful,

    Advice to Management

    The company should really look at mid management and the problems they create and no solutions. Mid management needs alot of training to be effective not only on job but also in communication and employee relations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away From the DC Bureau

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to add a great name to your resume

    Cons

    The managers are idiots. Cronyism is rampant. After elections it's a sinking ship. Lots of layoffs this year.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at career pathing your employees. Stop promoting problems into management positions (those that can't do manage). Respect people for their work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    CNN a Turner Broadcasting company is a great place to work if it was worth it.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -It's a very popular company, and looks GREAT on a resume. -Turner Broadcasting includes so many television brands, I particularly work for CNN and it's plethora of networks.

    Cons

    -The compensation is the lowest in the television industry for a global media organization -The line level management prefers not to communicate well with it's teams.

    Advice to Management

    As an industry we are the lowest compensated employees on the totem-pole yet we work hard to make our brand, our content and our product the strongest in the industry. Our company needs to restructure its pay scales and be considerate of the workers who make CNN such a popular and sustainable product. The cost of housing in Washington, DC where I work and live doubled by 201% in 2005; with over 10 years if outstanding industry experience my annual compensation shows nothing of it.



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