The salaries may not seem like a lot from a production standpoint, but the benefits are hands down, phenomenal. Worst thing is that the process of obtaining some health benefits, can be very inefficient.
Turner Broadcasting/CNN offered a competitive benefits package with decent options for PPO health plans. If you're in news, time off is restricted based on staffing and, of course, the breaking news cycle. However, PTO is decent and depending on the supervisor you can earn comp time for long days worked.
I didn't have any benefits because I was intern. I don't have information on this for that reason.
CNN has excellent benefits. Full medical, dental, and vision coverage. Company matching contribution into your 401k. Volunteer days.
CNN shares parent company Time Warner's benefits. which are excellent. Comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage at reasonable costs. Excellent vacation benefits after several years of fulltime employment,
Good 401(k). Always changing insurance. Fewer and fewer perks.They seem to take more away every year. Otherwise, standard large company benefits.
Best benefits I've ever had. Paid almost nothing for health and dental. They have an onsite doctor too. They also made nice gyms affordable with corporate rates at several gyms.
Time off was generous. In fact, Turner, which owns CNN, offered a week every year for volunteer work. There was also plenty of PTO, which covered vacation, holidays and sick leave. And every year, management threw in extra time. Time Warner, which owns turner, offered Fit Nation, an employee wellness initiative that gave perks like free electronic step counters (from Fitbit and Virgin Pulse) and free and reduced-price registration to organized runs, walks and triathlons. For Atlanta employees, it offered triathlon training through the Atlanta Triathlon Club. Also for Atlantans, CNN had free parking for its downtown and Techwood workers. If you wanted to ride the train or bus instead, it gave reduced-price MARTA passes. And if you wanted to bike in, it offered bike racks and free or reduced-price health club memberships for cyclists. There were employee health clubs downtown and at Techwood. The memberships were reasonable and offered a washing service for workout clothes. The downtown location had a pool and indoor running track. The health insurance benefits were good, and so was the employer match on the 401K and health savings account. CNN also offered tuition reimbursement. I worked there for a few years, and the benefits dwindled -- Insider's Advantage, which offered reduced prices on a variety of things, and free MARTA passes disappeared. But the benefits remained plentiful and varied the whole time I worked there.
Great company that provides the benefits to support employees
Great benefits they have cut them in recent years but still great..