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"Work/life balance? What's that?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Weather Channel full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good (and very friendly) people.
Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
If you like weather, you'll like it for a while.

Cons

If you're on a bad schedule, expect to stay on it.
Little/no growth (personal, professional) opportunities.
No morale.
If you like weather, you'll like it until outside life (such as family commitments) begins to interfere.

Advice to Management

Some departments work better than others, and are better to their associates than others.

Other Employee Reviews for Weather Channel

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's not what it used to be, but still a good company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    -Some of the best and nicest people to work with
    -Decent benefits but good work life balance
    -If you're not after advancement and want stability, this is a place can be a long stay
    -Great brand

    Cons

    -Top heavy management, lean on associates and supporting staff with many levels of senior management (too many VP+). Titles are one or two levels inflated over actual responsibilities.
    -Behind the industry in digital advertising
    -Not well positioned for long term sales and profitability objectives
    -Limited career growth in the "go to grow" philosophy
    -Low employee morale
    -Low level of accountability (which could be seen as a pro)
    -Lack of industry and competitive intelligence

    Advice to Management

    -While the goal is to sell the company in 2013/2014, the company is not positioned competitively for growth in the 4 - 6 yr time frame. It would be a better company if it were focused on realistic mid-term goals.
    -Hire more support at the low - mid levels (Dir and below)
    -Communicate clear objectives
    -Hold employees accountable
    -Build out operational strategy to support C-level strategy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A company embracing new technology and supporting a world wide brand."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who know their stuff, open minded managers who actually listen to ideas.

    Cons

    Pushback from some who are stuck in the old way of doing television

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and letting the talent pool grow from within. Don't limit your stars and give everyone the tools they need.

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