Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance great in my dept, but not necessarily the norm at the studios (in 18 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and people are nice to work with (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance - 60 hour weeks and getting worse (in 11 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, no chance for internal promotion, (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Manager Business Analysis

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment, excellent culture, challenging IT projects and some of the projects are at the forefront of the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Not enough avenues for career advancement within the IT organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positions/resources eliminated in the recent layoffs did not make a lot of sense. In the future, vet the positions/resources before eliminating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company to work for !!!

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    Current Employee - Director TV Distribution in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director TV Distribution in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great slate of TV and Theatrical product portfolio. Highly motivated workforce.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Senior management is holding to overpaid jobs. Duplicate effort in multiple business units. Need to revisit corporate structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure not through layoffs but through using available assets and merging business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Highly competent staff

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager - MIS SAP Operations in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - MIS SAP Operations in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love this place! It's a fun environment among highly qualified resources. Yes, you may see well known people, but better than that, your work is interesting and always changing as the latest best practices are implemented. Benefits are very good and the company will assist with relevant education expenses. Internships are available.

    Cons

    Many employees are more loyal to the company than it is to them. TCO rules. The recent reorganization, resulting in layoffs of hundreds of employees, may have cut too far into the bone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance TCO with valued resources. Do everything you can to reassure retained employees that they will not be the next casualties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Time Warner College Associates Program- Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Warner Bros. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunity to attend lectures from top executives in company.
    -Personal mentors both interesting and very helpful.
    -Work directly on the lot, which is very interesting.
    -Ability to request division that aligns with interests.

    Cons

    -Sometimes not enough work to sustain for duration of the internship.
    -Can lack structure depending on division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -allow interns to switch divisions if work is complete.

  6. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    there is always something to do

    Cons

    there is a lot of office politic and big egos... typical for a studio, i guess.

  7. Amaazing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    good work life/balance awesome people

    Cons

    no room to move up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The times, they are a changing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    The salary is competitive, the benefits are great, and the most of my co-workers were smart and friendly.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is shifting from being a company to provide the best content, to a company that looks only at the bottom line. There has been a significant shift towards cost cutting, and short term thinking, rather than a long term strategy towards maintaining their status as a world leader in entertainment. This started with the ill fated decision to outsource, and cost cut all cost centers, and squeeze additional work out of the remaining people left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at a long term strategy instead of short term gains, and short term increases in stock price. Also, don't initiate an "employees first" policy, and treat the employees as if they are "employees last".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. I have worked at Warner Bros. for more than nine years

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Warner Bros. has a great corporate culture. With very few exceptions, management and coworkers are professional and respectful.The "entertainment industry" perks (summer hours, movie screenings) are a nice add.

    Cons

    Low turnover sometimes restricts upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time. Management generally seems to be focusing on future revenue and growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, good perks, but no opportunities for growth.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Great company, great perks, free screenings and gym.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. The scope of work is very limited. Senior managers and directors guard their silos and prefer not to share with their team for the job security purposes. If you want to grow you have to be "buddy-buddy" with your superiors and play politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to move ahead within the company. Make it necessary for managers to share their knowledge and grow the next level of managers. Be more team-oriented and less silos-oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Facilities Manager

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Warm friendly people
    Get to go to the lot and see the sound stages
    The brand carries a lot of weight

    Cons

    Not much training
    Super egos are rampant
    Not much collaboration between teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some training about motivating staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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