Warner Bros. Reviews in London, England
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)
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)
Pros – Best television and film product around
Job opportunities and job growth are offered to outstanding employees
Emphasis on career development and leadership growth
Cons – Politics, politics, politics.
Sharks are not plentiful but they still exist - watch your back
Business units are encouraged to duke it out for supremacy instead of working together for the overall corporate good
Advice to Senior Management – Stop the interdepartmental fighting and the "hands off, this is mine" attitude that stifles cooperation, innovation and potential greater revenue growth for the company as a whole.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – I really enjoyed my time at WB. The work/life balance was great and it was not bureaucratic at all which was refreshing coming from a larger corporate. People were generally pleasant, driven and at the top of their game. I was given good opportunities to develop and progress in my role. The fringe benefits were great if you like entertainment such as pre-screenings, DVD library at work, free DVDs on an occasional basis etc. I also got to work across the Time Warner group which was very exciting. A very friendly atmosphere if you fit in.
Cons – - Stark contrast in terms of behaviour of departments (e.g. theatrical vs TV)
- Slightly lower pay than other companies, but better holidays and shorter Friday hours during the summer period.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Media Company, recognition of brand of WB
Cons – No career planning, manager that are being promoted on basis of year worked and not competence, divivsion that don't talk to each other/
Advice to Senior Management – Take an example of a career driven company like Disney, GE, Microsoft etc and train your people to be accountable, not hide their head in the sand