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"a great learning experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

the staff is so friendly and welcoming. i'm happy to work for the company.

Cons

not many full-time positions, just lots of contingent workers

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    "Horrible environment, clueless management of digital business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented and nice people, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Clueless upper management unable to stick with one growth strategy for very long, much less communicate clear directives to staff. Executives are more concerned with positioning themselves for the next promotion through smoke and mirrors metrics than leading successful projects. Production does not matter here. Video is just a vessel for experimenting with data. Terrible office space suffers from overcrowding and a lack of insulation. This is a sinking ship.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, lots of restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work autonomously. Great environment, good people. Work is challenging. They promote a lot from within. Benefits (including a nice yearly bonus) are fantastic, such as maternity/parental leave, on site gym or fitness reimbursement (for offices without a gym), company-wide volunteer day.

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring occurring, generally with annual layoffs. Same amount of work but less people to do it. They are moving more towards contract positions which means you continually have to train and work with new people who don't know the process and don't meet the same standards as full time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a long term plan and stick to it.

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