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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
266 Reviews
3.9
266 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.  

    I have worked at Warner Bros. for more than nine years

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    This review is for the WB VIP Tour Department, not the company as a whole.

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    Former Contractor - General Clerk (VIP Tour Guide) in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - General Clerk (VIP Tour Guide) in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Spending time on a working studio lot was great for improving knowledge of the entertainment industry. Meeting guests from all over the world was a culturally-rewarding experience.

    Cons

    The pretense management leads new tour guides to believe is that being a tour guide is a great stepping-stone and allows for advancement within the company. In actuality, other departments scoff at tour guides and management does not help to improve the relationship. Additionally, training is rushed and tours are not assessed consistently or frequently enough. Tour guides are treated as expendables and their attitudes reflect that treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to make tour guides feel appreciated and allow them to accept tips for outstanding tours. Remember that many guides work extremely hard to engage and excite guests for hours and never get the recognition they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair management, Good work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Digital Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Current Contractor - Digital Analyst in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, smart management and executives, fun environment.

    Cons

    Large organization, rather disjointed between departments, slow to move at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Finance Intern

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    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
  8.  

    Warner Bros. Manager

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Steer Clear

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Employee Screenings
    The Lot
    Perks and discounts available

    Cons

    Awful organization within departments
    No room for growth
    Low pay for the position compared to other studios
    Horrible egos run rampant
    Overall incompetence
    Systems are a mess and are constantly going down with long repair times

    A classic "overworked, underpaid, under-appreciated" studio job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Very Friendly and professional

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    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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