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Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • I think work-life balance is Discovery has some opportunity areas (in 35 reviews)

  • all of upper management is scared to say no to leadership (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Audio Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Audio Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Audio Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people and benefits excellent work environment

    Cons

    Miami is very expensive city to live in and the industry is very unstable


  2. "Incredible Company, Outstanding Culture!"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many different types of people with diverse strengths on teams. I have been a part of 3 different departments (3 different teams), ALL of which made for a 5-star experience in the workplace.

    Cons

    For me, I couldn't dig for a poor quality if I wanted to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Consolidation bringing good lean company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many growing opportunities and great benefits.

    Cons

    Consolidation is not completed yet, still working on making operation more lean, but it looks good so far

    Advice to Management

    Provide stock options to your employees, so they can feel vested long term


  4. "Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Vice Present, Business & Legal Affairs in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice Present, Business & Legal Affairs in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Intelligent, passionate people who are also accommodating and helpful.

    Cons

    No cons. generally a great place to work


  5. "Creative executor on the field."

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    Current Employee - Shooter Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Shooter Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative Freedom. Good salary. Good people. Creative people. Get to know the world.

    Cons

    Spend most of your time traveling leaving no room for personal life such as building a family or relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Sales Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits, Great 401K plan, very well established company to work for. The sales department is top notch, and everybody in HR is extremely helpful.

    Cons

    The only con is that it can take a while to get a decent promotion to executive. It takes a lot of hard work, but in the end it can happen.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with at the Company!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

  8. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits. Work balance and HR very pro-active.

    Cons

    My beltway commute if you live in Virginia.


  9. "SVP US Media Operations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President US Media Operations in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President US Media Operations in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great brands and lots of opportunity for growth. New and exciting opportunities are plentiful if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    There really aren't any I can think of other than sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle. Be loud and proud and good at what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Innovation and evolution


  10. "Sexual Harrassment"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting content. Opportunity to travel to interesting places

    Cons

    Sexual Harrassment is a big problem at this company and its at the top levels. They do the minimum and then penalize the victims by terminating their employment with the company

    Advice to Management

    Fix the problem and stop brushing it under the rug. I experienced it at the most gross level for years.


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