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"A decent place to work, if you get into the right area"

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Current Employee - Manager, Finance in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Manager, Finance in Burbank, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Work and life balance, though this can vary widely depending on department. Benefits are good, health insurance is cheap, and vision care is excellent. It can be a very fun place to work, as projects come through at a steady pace, keeping one involved in their daily work.

Cons

Lack of strategic thinking, and a culture of mediocrity. Morale is quite low. It is very very important to be plugged into the right people.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to resource allocation - don't shrink growing business units.

Other Employee Reviews for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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    "Leader in the industry but may or may not be the best place for you."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For starters they invented the home video business and are one of the most highly regarded home entertainment companies in the world. If you are looking for experience at a world class company you can't go wrong working here. These guys created the playbook! You will be exposed to people that are the best in the business (packaged goods at least). Warner has scale and the track record to pitch and acquire almost any type of property and put it through the well oiled marketing and distribution machine. And of course, there's all those free DVDs :)

    Cons

    My experience at Warner Bros. and WBHE was that career development takes a back seat. The management team is not empowered in this area. Performance reviews don't seem to matter because there is not a proper rewards structure in place. (Unless of course you are VP or above). I would like to see the company be more aggressive in their transition to digital. Sorry, but top management does not have the guts to make tough decisions. Look how long it took them to pull out of HD-DVD! But what happened when they finally did? All the other studios immediately followed their lead and the format was pronounced dead in days. As an industry leader, Warner Bros. needs to step up to the plate more often.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively to employees and reward those who perform in a material fashion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place with Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    I was able to work on some great projects with great people. The benefits were excellent. As a full time employee they offered 40 hours of free day care assistance.

    Cons

    There was really no clear process for promotion. Often the case most individuals would receive a small merit increase (usually 2 -3%). But in terms of promotion, it could take 4-6 years to even receive a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training programs and provide a more comprehensive tuition reimbursement program.


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