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"Be in the right place at the right time or you will be in the wrong place all the time."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Employee benefits typical of a major corporation.
Brand recognition.
Some interesting assignments.
Flexible working environment.
Some helpful and knowledgeable people on staff. If you are lucky enough to work with them.

Cons

Continuous layoffs and restructuring.
Digital is poorly managed with a direction that changes on almost a monthly basis.
Poor communication between departments.
Senior management have little interest in any employee outside of their current pet project.
Work quality and experience largely irrelevant. Advancement based on trending projects and ability to schmooze your way onto the correct management radar.

Advice to Management

Start paying attention to all your employees. Learn their skills and how to relate to them in a knowledgeable manner. Find the best people for the job, not just those with the loudest voice or the most convenient.

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. "Had amazing time as an intern at Discovery."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge successful global company
    Beautiful HQ
    Great HR and Lifeworks Division
    Good opportunities for full time employment/fair amount of mobility within company
    Full of intelligent people

    Cons

    Internships pay very little
    Strong reliance on contract workers
    Annual job freeze - saw many people laid off in 4 month period


  2. "great work evironment across departments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    team, salary, benefits, perks etc

    Cons

    no cons that i would mention

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