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Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and work- life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • Amazing company to work with, great benefits and opportunities to grow (in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • I think work-life balance is Discovery has some opportunity areas (in 34 reviews)

  • all of upper management is scared to say no to leadership (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, decent culture for newbies

    Cons

    Too political, weak middle management

    Advice to Management

    Take some pride in your job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Broadcast Ingest Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Ingest Operator in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Broadcast Ingest Operator in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A fair amount of job security.

    Cons

    Ineffectual management layers and unnecessary bureaucracy


  4. "Ad Sales Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong & respected brand. Great content and programming. Leading networks in the industry. Proactive solutions in B2B segment.

    Cons

    Struggling with pan regional side of the business. Weak digital offer. US Hispanic offer has very hard competition.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company/Unsteady future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    The people are incredible, the company is fun.

    Cons

    There is a lot of movement happening at the company right now, downsizing, re organizing departments...throughout the company there is a feeling of instability.


  6. "Grandvue Productions, after Discovery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Best in the business at telling client's story, honed from years of experience both in broadcast and corporate content creation.

    Cons

    Work exclusively in NY Tri-state area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great company providing many benefits to employees. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Management objectives not always clear.

  8. "Compensation Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and opportunities to learn other functions.

    Cons

    constant restructuring leads to layoffs


  9. "General"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Provides for great Work Life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are low for Los Angeles


  10. "Well Run Company But Not an Innovator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working people who care about creating content that has a positive impact on the media landscape.

    Cons

    Still mostly focused on linear television (ratings) with only limited investment in programming on emerging platforms.

    Advice to Management

    De-prioritize linear ratings.


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