Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Post production manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Good salary. Nice benefits. Great environment.

    Cons

    Political like most studios. Hire better leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is great at Warner Bros.! Everybody is so willing to help you out and talk to you (even across departments), which made for a very positive internship experience for me. Also, the internship program is well-structured, which is another plus. Interns are invited to movie screenings, panels, and other events, and these were fun to attend. I also enjoyed meeting the other interns. In the summer, Warner Bros. has a lot of interns and being able to bond with these people this truly added to the experience.

    Cons

    New opportunities within company are currently limited. Also, some departments did not have much for their interns to do (I didn't experience this, however).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    IT Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation. Work life balance and flexible schedule

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Lot of inter department politics creates challenges for achieving anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many Vice Precidents who do nothing.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for WB

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    great family unit. Everyone that actually does the work (anyone below a VP title) are worth working with. Feels like a college campus.

    Cons

    The office Politics ruin the whole environment of working here.

    Negative Outlook
  6. Overall a Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Additional days off, holidays, vacation, fun culture, benefits

    Cons

    Compensation, structured positions, didn't encourage 'thinking outside the box', competitive culture.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. assistant project manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    great, work environment was great, lots of upward potential

    Cons

    lots of work, base pay was minimal, very aggressive work environment

  8. Loved every sec.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with. We were family and I love that.

    Cons

    Room to grow. The way WB is growing, my hope is that they keep to the values they were built on. Cheaper , faster, better is not always the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some mentoring would be a great value to everyone.

    Approves of CEO
  9. The Golden Age of Hollywood is Over - Get Over It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing products - who doesn't love blockbuster movies and hit TV shows?

    Cons

    Excessively political and consensus oriented (a polite term for sheep mentality). WB likes to think of itself as innovative, but the reality is that it doesn't like anything that will change the way it does business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's really hard to know what's going on unless you happen to be plugged in to the "right" people. For example, there's no way of knowing who does what when you're a new employee because there aren't any organizational charts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great people and company, but too slow in addressing the changing market.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Leader in theatrical and TV distribution. Great and supportive culture. Realistic vision and a path to remain growing.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Seems like there are those on the inside (very small group) and those on the outside, hard to make it on the inside even with great ideas. Finance organization is in the dark ages, needs new blood ASAP. IT support is outsourced, little to no investment on infrastructure and employee hardware/support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT, hire a new CFO and controller.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good benefits at Warner Bros, but need more opportunities to promote within.

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Good HR benefits - You get a good number of observed holidays, studio has consistently in the last few years given you paid time off from Christmas to the first day after New Years Day. Sometimes you get a couple extra days if New Year's falls on a Friday. 401K matching is pretty good here. They also have a nice day-care facility that's certified through Bright Horizons. They take infants at a few months all the way up to Pre-K. It's pretty expensive though and there's waiting list.
    Good overall benefits - Movie screenings, company softball team

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get promoted, but it probably depends on how quickly your division is expanding. WB IT was outsourced to a 3rd party IT Consulting company and internal WB teams are very small (1-to-1 for Manager and Functional BA) compared to how many offshore technical resources are supporting the team depending on how business critical the application is that you're supporting for the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VP should be more active in providing direct mentoring for their direct reports and providing more opportunity to get promoted within their team so employees don't feel like they're stuck in the same position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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