Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Manager, Project Management & Process Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global Financial Contracts Reporting and Administration International Local Productions Support staff with great attitudes, very approachable

    Cons

    Corporate politics Undocumented critical processes Manpower allocations as a result of budget cuts/restraints Young staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more internationally minded business professionals.


  2. Helpful (3)

    One of the better employers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of little perks: Gym on site, several Starbucks and Jamba Juice locations, company stores, discounts, good food and fine dining, employee movie screenings, extra paid time off during the summer and at Christmas that doesn't count against your sick/vacation time.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer or advance. Very pigeon-holed. You should pretty much expect the job you are hired to do will be the one you do until you quit or get laid off. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Good luck with the IT service desk if your computer breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of redundant layers of management. Make it easier to do lateral transfers. You are losing a lot of good talent because they get burned out on the job they are hired to do and don't have a lot of options to grow and learn something new. Get rid of abusive managers. HR knows they are there but turns a blind eye.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Employee benefits & education for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Simi Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Warner Bros. was an excellent company to work for. I worked there for over 20 years. They promote their employees to further their education and training of their positions through in house education courses. Warner Bros. has excellent employee benefits. I was proud to be an employee of Warner Bros. for what the company represented in the film & entertainment industry.

    Cons

    The downside would be the many layoffs they have had over the last several years before my position was eliminated.


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    You might have to join a union

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free screenings, although they have been fewer and fewer over the years. Good location in Burbank close to shops, restaurants. 1st Entertainment Credit Union is on the lot and I suggest you join. Your money will be much safer than at a big bank in these crazy economic times.

    Cons

    Some assistant jobs require you to join their office workers union. You will have great medical and pension benefits but the salary is equivalent to temping. It will get you on the lot but you have to work for a year before applying for a better, nonunion job. Like most global corps, a lot of jobs continue to be outsourced so get out of debt in case you get caught in future layoffs.


  6. Good company, now stumbling

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Post-production in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Post-production in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and the salary was initially very competitive (although recent cost-cutting and layoffs have impacted salaries.) Some great projects and challenging, interesting work.

    Cons

    The company is flailing, as is much of the film industry. They seem unsure about their direction and are underutilizing some of their core assets. The management style has gotten paranoid and there is much less loyalty to employees. Long hours. Current job uncertainty, as layoffs and cost-cutting continue.

    Advice to Management

    (This is a note about the info here on glassdoor.com; Barry Meyer has retired. Kevin Tsujihara is now the CEO.)


  7. Administrative Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, generous benefits, in-house training, company events for employees, on-site cafeteria, room for advancement, casual fun environment.

    Cons

    Difficult parking, corporate location surrounded by too much vehicle traffic (commuting even a short distance is difficult) and limited mass transit alternatives.

    Advice to Management

    Improve parking, work with city of Burbank and Metro transit to improve mass transit alternatives, offer more telecommuting schedules for employees.


  8. great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    sometimes get lost in a large company


  9. Solid Team

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

    I worked at Warner Bros. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work for

    Cons

    limited cafeteria options on studio


  10. Typical hollywood

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    Former Employee - Web Producer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work at a historic studio and see movie stars.

    Cons

    At times it can be Hollywood at its worst. Management has a lot of big egos and pampered talent. Lower level employees are not treated well.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the hard working lower level people that move the business along. Think about innovation.


  11. Executive Assistant III

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a wonderful company. The perks and discounts are incredible and the New York office has the feel of a small company within a large company

    Cons

    The cons about working for WB in New York is you miss out on all of the WB Studio Lot benefits.



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