Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Fun times!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch on set! Celebrities everyday!

    Cons

    Not paid but experience was awesome!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a stipend.

  2. Director of Development at Independent Production Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, great perks and meet lots of interesting and high-level people

    Cons

    Long, unpredictable hours, and lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things professional and leave the personal out of it. Focus more on development.

  3. Warner Bros is a good company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for!

    Cons

    There are really no cons to working at Warner Bros.

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  5. Fun environment

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    Current Employee - Set Watch Officer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Set Watch Officer in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank was an awesome place to work. A fun, creative environment with a TON of Hollywood history.

    Cons

    The down side with anything in the entertainment industry, the jobs are not always the most stable. When a production goes on hiatus you can find yourself without income for an indefinite amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    My management was alright. Sometimes I had the sense of too many Chiefs and not enough Indians.

  6. 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. I was an Intern and did intern type things.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to meet some cool music artists.
    You can bring your dogs to work (if their vaccinations are up to date)

    Cons

    Don't expect to learn much from actual hands on teaching. Just observe and try to retain as much as you can. No one will really "teach" you anything.
    You're an intern. Expect to do intern tasks.
    Unfortunately this seemed like an internship where they were more interested in the skills that you already had and just exploiting them to their benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Make the internships more worthwhile. Getting to meet celebrities really isn't enough.

  10. 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 Management

    -allow interns to switch divisions if work is complete.

  11. 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.

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