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Updated Jun 5, 2021

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3.7
67%
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223 Ratings
Pros
  • "High attention to quality, stimulating office environment, good work/life balance(in 68 reviews)

  • "Terrific workspace, and great benefits even for part-time employees(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Limited room for upward mobility(in 22 reviews)

  • "However, retaliation is a major concern among team members who are brave enough to voice their concerns to upper management or HR(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great environment

      May 19, 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great perks and helpful environment. The company takes a lot of feedback from their interns to appeal to their younger audiences.

      Cons

      Not sure I can think of any cons

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      KIND ENVIRONMENT AND THEY LET YOU BE INDEPENDENT

      May 8, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are very down to earth except Portia from the Business Department The environment usually is not toxic, with the exception of the people that come from agencies or other branches of WB. The good thing is that they usually don't stay The company has a great reward system Great content They try to include their employees and alumni in everything They are like a big family

      Cons

      There are no opportunities to grow or be creative A lot of work Many of these things change when HBO bacame HBO Max and the company's own personality got absorbe into WM. Many of the people who made the company great were cut or got out after the big change. The salary is low Porticia

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Pretty pretty good

      Jun 2, 2021 - Designer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall great company to work with

      Cons

      Not a lot of upward mobility, somewhat toxic at times

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      HBO was a great employer

      Jun 3, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Before ATT changed the culture, it was the best place to work. Very employee focused and committed to excellence.

      Cons

      ATT ruined the company, the culture and the brand. And now have admitted they were not suited to run an entertainment company and spinning them off.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Place has changed

      May 27, 2021 - Senior Counsel 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart colleagues and great programming

      Cons

      Started to change a lot and has probably changed even more since under AT&T ownership

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice vacation policy

      May 25, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice vacation policy and smart people

      Cons

      Multiple reorgs and management changes scare developers

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No Enginering Culture

      May 31, 2021 - Senior Software Backend Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good comp. people are nice. Greenfield work with new systems to work on.

      Cons

      Pathetic middle management as like in every company. Poor engineering culture.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worked with a diverse group of talented people who genuinely want to help you hone your skills

      Apr 19, 2021 - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn and there is a friendly work culture. The company is successful at promoting culture and inclusion as their core value

      Cons

      Little/slow growth within the department

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      amazing people

      Apr 25, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart people. mostly form amazon and microsoft

      Cons

      atnt's merge has spoilt the work culture

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company Culture

      Apr 13, 2021 - Sales Development Executive in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Life matters. When Life events occur, it is a priority for the employees to get the support they need. Great perks and benefits. Fun place to work

      Cons

      Limited mobility in certain departments.

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