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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
224 Reviews
3.6
224 Reviews
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
Barry M. Meyer
130 Ratings

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 14 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lots of Summer Layoffs

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    Former Employee - Studio Services
    Former Employee - Studio Services

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Interesting Work, lots of celebrities

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of the movie business means lots of layoffs in the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Director, Planning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    No PORs. to specifically speak of

    Cons

    Supervisory management was, and remains, confused and directionless

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Working at the Studio"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, matching 401K, generous vacation/personal time, extra time off during summer months, screenings, fun activities.

    Cons

    Assistants keep the business running but are overworked and underpaid. Executives can be abusive and know that once you've had enough, someone else will be there to replace you, so they don't care if you quit. You are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and listen to your support staff!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Expected, but disappointed.

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent corporate values to work for.

    Cons

    Poor work environment, non-qualified project managing person. Lack of respect to team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Shrinking Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    good corporate benefits - really good people

    Cons

    no work life balance - 60 hour weeks and getting worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    build better products to increase the bottom line instead of squeezing accounting / finance staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fear-Based Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. This field has a twenty word minimum. Employees get a copy of big new releases on Blu-Ray every couple months.

    Cons

    Many, many meetings that result in zero progress, or even a step backward.
    Many managers with at best an average understanding of their responsibilities.
    Rather than managing effectively, threats of termination.
    Many, many submissive personalities and weak individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being wrong should be an opportunity to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stellar Company To Work For, Worked In Various Departments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant II  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant II in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, benefits, opportunity for growth, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Typical instability and flux of the entertainment industry, but that is the nature of the entire industry and is not studio specific

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Avoid working for Studio Facilities! Beware!

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bring on tour with your guests away from management, human resources, and all of the corrupt folks at Warner Bros.

    Cons

    Cattle call, they have a system where they bring you in temporary so you can be a tour guide for peak seasons then they let you drift away. 3-4 tours a day for $11.74 an hour plus you have to pay ridiculously expensive union fees. My suggestion: get the job and take advantage of being able to speak in front of people and really hone your "people skills" then leave it the first chance you get. Because, I guarantee they will screw you over at some point, and if you stay there for a long time you will get sucked in their being a tour guide for decades and become really cynical and hate all of the new/young guides.

    Human resources is a complete joke here! They don't value their employees and treat you like a piece of meat. They could care less whether or not you need a stable job. The system is designed to let go of mass amounts of employees at a time to make room for new employees, because their theory is that after a few months they got the best out of the tour guide and they have nothing left.

    It's really a sad and depressing place at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They "think" they're really positive people working the entertainment industry when in reality they're passive aggressive drones that haven't a clue what they are doing. They don't give a damn about their employees whats so ever. Ask anyone who has worked their and they'll say the same. Yes, their are a select few "regular" employees that they rely on and are treated well. But, that's only because they serve as managements puppets and "narks" for them. Very flawed and corrupt organization at Warner Bros. That's All Folks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Digital Media  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Media in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, innovative, cool people

    Cons

    Poor management. so much politics, horrible pay for the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sportive and stand up for your team members. Stop owning all the credits and realize your team members should get the credit as well. Value your assets.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Clerk  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Clerk in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at warner bros is like spending time with family, everyone cares about each other and is willing to help. Managers sincerely care about employees and their well being.

    Cons

    As easy as people say it is easy to move up to another position because your already "in" is not true

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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