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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
247 Reviews
3.5
247 Reviews
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A shrinking division of the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good environment, with lots of perks built in to the workplace. Staff are very smart, highly skilled and professional. Casual workplace focused on results where employees are respected. Union CBA guarantees fair treatment & pay.

    Cons

    Because it's essentially a TV studio, jobs last only as long as the shows run. Since shows are produced overseas, the studio is small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to understand your audiences, and have faith in the shows you produce.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Studio to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Very good lot facilities. Generally best material

    Cons

    studio security is heavy handed compared to other lots around town.
    lots of opportunities to move ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, not excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work - life balance. Some very talented people here

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and suffers from some nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    De-centralize decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Zero work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    World-renowned theatrical and tv products; prestigious brand; employee screenings of WB movies

    Cons

    Ungodly hours in finance and accounting; No flex time

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to learn about the entertainment industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Research and Insights Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Media Research and Insights Intern in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Huge amount of projects/events going on all the time, smart and driven people, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and vertically organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that all interns feel a sense of dedication and ownership over the work that's happening. Some intern programs are much better than others - standardize this quality!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No room for growth

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Full access to the lot to walk around the sets and plenty of places to eat.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't share the overall objectives and there's no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. They are on the front lines and have good advice!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company with solid senior management team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mixture of creative and technical talent working collaberatively in a team environment. The Company offers a wide spectrum of job opportunities and nurtures personal growth.

    Cons

    Job opportunities within production seem to be limited due to a very competitive market place as territories outside California are vying to attract this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to embrace innovation and reinvent the business / processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities - ran into a difficult area of the business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, again - was able to partake in some endeavors one wouldn't usually have the chance to be involved in.

    Cons

    Management issues and career growth challenges - in the servicing sector especially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to be tuned into the general career growth needs of employees. In addition, there were team members who made the day-to-day even more challenging - when I brought concerns to management - these were largely ignored.

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

    More with less every year

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Diverse group of talented people committed to success. Cross functional collaboration regularly.

    Cons

    Every year there are labor cutbacks and outsourcing of job functions despite generally achieving record corporate profits.. It creates a climate of fear and frustration on the part of the "workers.". Efforts are not rewarded and peoples commitment to success is not recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot continually cut the labor force and expect record results every year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed Bag in TV Creative Advertising

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    Former Employee - Art Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Art Consultant in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Loved the diversity regarding different types of creative projects. Enjoyed being paid hourly plus OT where many agencies pay a day rate. Great people and amazing studio lot with lots of perks for employees.

    Cons

    TV Creative Advertising never hired anyone as FT employees. They bring people in as "art consultants" and pay them below market wages through a shell corp. as hourly, on the books temp workers with no benefits, no contract with terms re: time specs. All of this while the studio posts record profits. 3 out of 4 "art directors" who run the projects are merely glorified acct execs with no practical or production knowledge, time management skills, or understanding of creative and printing processes. In addition, they employ fake deadlines to hurry projects up instead of doing realistic project planning. Budgets are always too low. Decisions are fear-based as opposed to success- or knowledge-based. Hiring and firing is 100% rooted in political gains and not who's best for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and give them benefits and stability and your product will improve 10-fold. Hire experienced AD's who can contribute creatively and efficiently instead of glorified acct execs who don't know how to art direct and are only there due to nepotism. Bring in a print production team to handle the massive amt of production projects.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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