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"Fun, but Cautious"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits - health, dental, vision, stock purchase, on-site health center, prescription fill
Commute options - Silver Spring Transit is right there - Metro, Bus and MARC
Cheap inside parking
Lots of activities designed to keep you aware of what the company does
Big on community involvement

Cons

VERY hierarchical! Manager role is very weak - basically you deal with everyone below you. Bringing ideas forward is often received with a "yes, we know" but no action.
Lots of moving parts, but not very coordinated
Not a lot of reinvestment in itself - Lots of acquisitions, which is good for growth, but core ops are struggling to support this growth
(Note: this is speaking from a Finance view. Creative groups may be different.)

Advice to Management

You are a single company. Act like one.

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