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"It was an OK experience, not very hands on"

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Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great Culture
Work with alot of cool TV networks, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel
Everyone seems friendly
Activities for employees to participate in

Cons

hard to move up on the corporate ladder
favoritism
your work can go unnoticed
the pay is low for someone just starting out

Advice to Management

pay attention to all employees no matter what their status at the job is

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. "Sales Planner"

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people with awesome personalities. No shortage of happy hours either

    Cons

    There can be a bottle neck with positions making it hard to move up


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed bag of good people and chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits package, Great individuals in the company, super flexible with location, telecommute options are fantastic.

    Cons

    Management is a mess with zero long term direction. Everything changes from quarter to quarter. Zero process control on their SDLC. No ability to prioritize. Zero understanding of leading edge technologies. Company is top heavy. Too many useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Look at industry leaders. Stop trying to save a buck immediately and look long term. Without a long term strategy, Discovery will become obsolete and unable to compete. Agile isn't working for you. The SDLC is a mess. There are too many kinks in your digital supply chain. There are not enough people on the ground actually DOING work. Use time tested examples to provide a basis for moving forward and stick with it. Otherwise the scrambling will continue until there is no money left.

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