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"Watch Your Back Here - Continuous Layoffs and Restructuring"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Good pay and bonus
Excellent benefits
TV side profitable

Cons

Upper management disconnected with middle management.
Constant layoffs/restructuring.
Competitive atmosphere where everyone is watching their backs and not collaborating with others.
Secretive environment.
Digital media division (websites) is failing and poorly managed.

Advice to Management

Stay connected and honest/open with your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    In my experience, management was very encouraging in career growth and training. I had the opportunity to move ahead in the company.

    Cons

    The company was growing very fast and some processes were a bit archaic.


  2. "Plan to stay here for the long haul"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name recognition
    Amazing benefits (8 week fully paid STD, Phase back into work program for mothers coming off maternity leave)
    Great work/life balance
    The opportunity to telework

    Cons

    Compensation could be better
    There is a great childcare facility but it's way too expensive for those of us on the lower salary to afford. Discovery has so many people expecting or delivering, it would be great to subsidize the daycare a bit more to make it much more affordable

    Advice to Management

    I don't really know senior management, it would be great to have more of an opportunity to get to know them as they really aren't accessible.

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