Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
Barry M. Meyer
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, company perks (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 in finance department (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Best. Job. Ever.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's easy to be proud of your company when you work for the #1 studio in the industry. We get great perks as employees and they seem to put a lot of effort into listening.

    Cons

    The company has been in existence for so long and the processes have been ingrained in the culture. Change isn't quick and there is always some resistance, but it's good to know that the company is making an effort to make things better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to do things better!


  2. Helpful (1)

    I've had a wonderful experience

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience in meeting different types of people and wonderul opportunities

    Cons

    Not everyone that works at Warner is professional


  3. Excellent place to grow and develop valuable skills.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here has great passion in the product they create. Whether it be frontline work for theatrical releases or behind the scenes technology products, everyone tries to put in 110%. We also have great benefits, very understandable management team which puts employees first.

    Cons

    Some of the divisional leaders were pushed through the ranks due to restructuring. They don't have the skill + experience to be in the position which they are. However, on a personal level, they're truly great people.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce excess expenditures. Invest in WB's technological advancement to strategically position for advantage in digital future.


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  5. Great company, great community.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VIP Studio Tour Guide in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - VIP Studio Tour Guide in Burbank, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Goes above and beyond industry standards to achieve excellence, highly values its employees and the things that are important to them, strong presence in the local community,

    Cons

    Large, corporate atmosphere can be overwhelming, difficult to move up because people aren't leaving their jobs (this is actually a good thing - they love the company and have been here for years!)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and affirm employees, show and tell them that you value them.


  6. Working for WB

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for 401K matching is 7% to your 6%. Very good benefits. a lot of work related perks. such as free passes to movie screenings, employee previews of new shows and films. etc...

    Cons

    very corporate and not for people looking to work for a small startup. if you look for a small company where your contribution is directly proportional to your salary and respect, than WB is not for you


  7. its the bench mark.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Assets Technician in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Assets Technician in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Amazing perks, beautiful campus, movie stars, bike /health friendly, on-site gym and restaurants

    Cons

    Florescent lights, but really not much negative to say at all


  8. Helpful (3)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant II in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant II in Burbank, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The whole lot (and it's a BIG lot) is full of good, talented and happy people. I always said it's the people that will make or break your day and I can honestly say I have never had a bad day here and that is because everyone helps each other and work as a team. We work hard but we also get lots of opportunities to play and have fun. Great company benefits & perks.

    Cons

    Alot of filming goes on here and that is very exciting but sometimes it can disrupt your work day. Loud explosions for some scenes and closing off the entrance of your bldg entrance because they need to film a scene in the lobby can be annoying at times when you have a meeting to get to but have to wait until the director yells "cut".

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to wear many hats as the company encourages cross training and job switching. They want people who can figure out ways to improve processes and implement change that will allow the company to grow and be competitive. Be solution oriented, flexible and positive.


  9. When I was at WB, I looked forward to coming into the office every single day.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flash Developer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Flash Developer in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a really welcoming place for people with creative minds and a passion for what they do.

    Cons

    The extremely large size of the organization means that your ultimate bosses - the board members - probably don't even know that you exist.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy, so long, and thanks for all the fish!


  10. A Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Many smart, talented, creative people. Great industry reputation. Consistent opportunities to prove yourself and be recognized for exceptional work. And, the best content creator on the planet.

    Cons

    Some typical large organization politics. Not a first mover in most instances, but that part of the reputation is changing. Sometimes hard to advance because employee turnover is low.

    Advice to Management

    The folks running WB know what they're doing.


  11. corporate IT Warner Bros

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

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing; company store, movies on the lot, many discounts w/ partner companies. Employees were high class people dedicated to their jobs and technology. Quality folks running a top class operation.

    Cons

    Commute. Getting there to the center of the city was difficult from most places. Live close by or think twice about it.

    Advice to Management

    Give the techs doing the work more autonomy to work on their projects. They know what they're doing and will excel with less micromanaging.



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