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"Started great, ended not so great"

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Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Working for an internationally recognized brand, working on fun and interesting brands/projects, great office design with lots of individual privacy, fun company events, some great people. Good name recognition after you've left.

Cons

The company was great before it went public a few years ago. Since then the fun has drained out of it. There have been lots of lay offs with many of the greatest people leaving or later quitting out of principle. Some toxic new additions to the top have brought in their own also toxic underlings and contributed to changing what was once a great working atmosphere. Some departments are better than others, some are worse. Once you are in, it's hard to be promoted and only tiny raises are given year by year. Managers focus mainly on managing up, most likely out of fear for their own jobs.

Advice to Management

Get over yourself. Care about the people you have.

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. "Nice start up job in marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice staff, fun, great hours

    Cons

    low salary, no medical menefits

    Advice to Management

    Utilize talents of all staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Put on your seatbelt"

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly challenging. Demands 110% at all times
    Interesting work
    Opportunities to meet basic cable 'talent', if that's your thing
    Great bonuses

    Cons

    Regular "right sizing" -- no job security
    Demands 110% at all times


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