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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
261 Reviews
3.6
261 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Warner Horizon is a Dream

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Post Production in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and flexibility are amazing. There are a lot of forward thinking executives who encourage staff to have a life and balance the job with that. Locations are amazing and the paid holidays and time off are a huge bonus.

    Cons

    Job stability when working on various TV shows that have uncertain futures can be very stressful. The corporate structure for hiring additional support staff can be a bit overwhelming. Lack of training programs or nurturing of skilled technical staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage executives to focus on their staff a bit more and recognize talent as well as team members who should be groomed for advancement. Creating training opportunities for staff to better their skills which will better the department in which they work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gateway to a lot of entertainment opportunities
    Good extra benefits (screenings, lot access, gym, etc.

    Cons

    Low Pay, significantly lower then most internships of similar caliber, and a lot of tedious work (to be expected at any internship)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns more and maybe create a program that can lead to an offer of full time employment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Warner Bros. Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Financial Planning and Analysis in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Financial Planning and Analysis in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Excellent time off benefits!!! Great culture in my division.

    Cons

    Everyone stays (which is good) but that means there aren't a lot of promotion opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Producers created a family-type environment and left the Department heads to manage

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Fast paced, goal oriented, team oriented

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, constantly changing, high stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Friendly and professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Very Hight Paste in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Very Hight Paste in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and professional place to work, provide Friday afternoon of for summer hours and generous holidays. Excellent 401kmatching contribution

    Cons

    Used to be a place where employees had a fairly secur job and long term employment, however this is changing, they keep having frequent layoffs now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    HR Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Work perks are great, free screenings, good benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Be around excited, passionate and super smart people; experience the inner workings of a world famous institution. You can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    Hard to actually get hired as staff, as opposed to remaining an independent contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    VIP TOURS-Lots of fun, but too strict with policies not allowing room for new employees to make mistakes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - VIP TOUR GUIDE in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - VIP TOUR GUIDE in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting up close to film industry and meeting people from around the world.

    Cons

    Lots of immature (young), unprofessional employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have varied ages throughout your employees and upper management as to not make older hires feel out of place and offended during break room conversations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    One of the better places to work for in entertainment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sherman Oaks, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The company gave you independence in your work and cared about your personal and professional growth. The work environment was good and the work challenging. The company gave you flexible hours which made it easier commuting around traffic.

    Cons

    You are part of a big company and its focus is not necessarily on your group or division. This means that your project is sometimes struggling for funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An enhanced training program for both artistic and technical would be of great benefit to its workers and the studio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Finance Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, challenging work

    Cons

    It's hard to manage work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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