Warner Bros.
3.7 of 5 215 reviews
www.warnerbros.com Burbank, CA 5000+ Employees

Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 215 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer

Barry M. Meyer

(125 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Huge amount of projects/events going on all the time, smart and driven people, great work-life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Great Benefits and people are nice to work with"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some departments do not offer a good work/life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "no work/life balance, no chance for internal promotion,"
    in 6 reviews
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    Good Company, Overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are generally intelligent and friendly, and the benefits are good.

    ConsProcesses and communications between Burbank and subsidiaries are often impractical and move glacially slow.
    Long-standing feuds between groups are allowed to continue unchecked.
    Certain execs hire friends from previous companies, but don't hold them accountable, even when it is clear that they are not performing.
    Very little thought is put into improving underlying technology in order to make creating new products faster and less cumbersome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the hand-offs between Burbank and subsidiaries quick and efficient.
    Eliminate the childish bickering and in-fighting between groups and/or organizations.
    Reward and recognize high-achievers.
    Hold low-achievers and troublemakers accountable.
    Show that you actually care about quality... customers should not be considered product testers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be fun - too many restructures lately

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsFun place to work at

    ConsYou're lucky if you're in a dept where the head of the business unit communicates well, otherwise, you're in the dark.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate, it really is everything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hierarchy and Nepotism

    Product Development Intern (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsIn a culture that rewards and celebrates those with high IQs, it's refreshing to work in an environment where the EQ may dominate the IQ, and the creative must blend with business. Execs are a motley bunch, from JD holders to MBA grads.

    Without connections or an Ivy League degree, work ethic and endurance are your two strongest cards at this company, and in this business.

    ConsThe intern/assistant/executive hierarchy is lamentable, but it isn't changing anytime soon. Prepare to grind for a few years like in any high-caliber industry (investment banking, consulting).
    On any given day, you may ask: "How did this person get a job here? What do they actually do?" Nepotism runs deep in the industry, always has, perhaps always will. Equality in equity and equity in equality have never been the industry's strongest suits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Contractor but treated like a full time employee

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGood people, environment, healthy compensation, management that understood the day to day work and what was required. Very good work life balance

    ConsA bit old school with VP/SVPSs hiding in corner offices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, extremely high stress

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Prosfun company to work for, some really great people

    Consstress, way too much stress

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The bridge to nowhere.

    Manager, Procurement Services (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsSome great people work here, and the lot is really well-maintained.

    ConsVery few career advancement opportunities. It's very easy to plateau your career here. And management is too afraid to change or modernize their internal practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace change. Reward talented workers, not talented talkers. Dare to be brash.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Warner Bros. is one of the most exciting company's to work for.

    Filmmaker (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat people work there.
    Great salary.
    Great benefits.
    Excellent experience.

    ConsLocated is a busy area.
    Not enough parking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake employees come to work clean shaven.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Assistant Director (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsImplementing sustainable initiatives on site. Good pay, great environment

    ConsTraffic to and from the studio can be rough.

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    Great company culture overall

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPromotes diversity, employee health, has great company history, and makes awesome movies.

    ConsDepending on the division, long hours, top heavy, inefficient, hierarchical. Sr. management does not seek advise from mid level employees. Top down driven.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company! Tons of benefits and exciting workplace!

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsMeet anyone, do anything! Tons of opportunity and fun work environment!

    ConsMake sure you get in the right dept. some are dead end!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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