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"Great company"

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Former Contractor - Video Editor in Los Angeles, CA
Former Contractor - Video Editor in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Well, the benefits were reasonable.

Cons

Well, the hours could be high.

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid media company where people are driven."

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

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

    Pros

    The people are smart and the company invests in keeping its employees happy and healthy so that their effectiveness is maximized.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, and the bottom line is always looming. Layoffs happen quickly and quietly, which creates a great deal of anxiety around personal performance.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "This is a review of Discovery Education"

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

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Being part of a larger media company is great and helps provide access to great people to support the business. Built close relationships with key leaders in US public schools Could be an amazing company if there was a good executive management team in place. Enjoyed working with a great team of people.

    Cons

    No hope of anyone getting promoted who is not a friend from Pennsylvania with the Sales Head (if you are sky's the limit!). Discovery Education makes a lot of poor products, unfortunately not any really great innovative products. Morale is extremely bad. Senior management spends all its time trying to sell the employees on how great Discovery Education is instead of trying to actually be great.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be based on accomplishments and not being childhood friends with Senior Management. Management should focus on developing great products and really innovative instead of pretending to innovate. Fresh Senior Management needs to be brought in.

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