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"More conformist culture than other LA/Hollywood-based entertainment companies"

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Former Employee - Vice President in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Vice President in Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Among the DC-area media & entertainment companies, has a broader range of opportunities. A decent choice for those already living in the area, but less so for those moving from LA or NY.

Cons

My impression/observation was that creative execs who were responsible for the company's best performing television programs were not rewarded nearly to the extent they might have been at Hollywood-based entertainment companies. Part of this may be the relative lack of competition among comparable employers in the DC metro area. For this reason, persons moving from LA or NY to DC to work at Discovery should carefully consider what their post-Discovery opportunities might be, and whether the culture is a good fit. Also, I found the overall mood and energy level to be notably less dynamic and energetic than at, say, the broadcast networks.

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. "Fun with reservations"

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

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

    Pros

    Discovery is a creative, energetic and dynamically growing company. The people are world class, the environment is constantly evolving and the attention given to employees is bar none. Pay is fair, benefits are amazing (on-site wellness center and prescriptions, daycare center - not cheap but amazingly convenient) and fun people to work with. Work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    VERY hierarchical. If you are below a certain level, conversations can be difficult to achieve. Company also seems to restructure a great deal, leading to job losses and, sometimes, processes that do not easily recover.


  2. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, good job security, pretty laid back, everyone's always excited to hear you work there, discounted employee stock purchase plan and a variety of other financial perks. management was supportive of new ideas

    Cons

    i worked in media operations and it can be pretty mind numbing. at least in that area there isn't a whole lot of growth opportunity. things can move pretty slowly at times

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