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Time Warner President, CEO, and Director Jeff Bewkes
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and salary (in 19 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and great culture (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to communicate with upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Expects you to work long hours when management leaves after 8 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Horrible IT Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Warner (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New technologies. Senior engineers. Up-to-date hardware and software -- bleeding edge. Pending move to Hudson Yards will be refreshing, if grueling.

    Cons

    TW IT invaded by IT management tree from another company. Project Management Office dissolved and outsourced project managers brought in. Too many outside advisors, reviewers and consulting companies involved. Shortage of in-house engineers leads to poor and late deliveries and need for outside assistance. Moving so much to the cloud replaces smoothly running systems with difficult-to-maintain hosted solutions. Consolidation (mergers) of four subsidiary companies simultaneously is harebrained idea. Maintenance on existing systems suffering in favor of new and replacement systems.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of the company has changed. Same with its subsidiaries. Take a look around... your people are unhappy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Incompetent Sr. executive leading TW corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks if you can get one, big name to brag if working for a brand name company matters.

    Cons

    Women have no role in the TW Corporate HQ. No place for smart, intelligent women. The so called women executives are a big joke and a complete nuisance to the company. These women were hired simply to fill in the EEO quote and be a puppet. Then again these women do not qualify for such roles so being puppets are the only thing they can do to sustain.

    There is no ethics. People are given responsibilities based on who they know and not what they know. You can be an admin today and a VP tomorrow with no skills to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Do not cover up your mistakes by laying off people from the bottom because of your lack of ethics and vision

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Time Warner Corporate IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Time Warner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits but seems to be declining every year.
    Relatively easy job with good work/life balance as maintaining status quo is preferred.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization with little room for growth leading to talent drain.
    Inconsistent performance review and promotion guidelines, more difficult to get a promotion in Corporate IT than other functions.
    Not innovative, more about keeping the lights on and often falling behind peers in technology adoption.
    Lots of red tape making it difficult to get things done leading to bad morale.

    Advice to Management

    Improve efficiency by removing unnecessary processes.
    Spend more resources on your employees rather than on contractors.
    Value your people and make them want to stay.


  4. "E. I. Mess- IT support"

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    Current Employee - EIS Workplace Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - EIS Workplace Technology in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Free Screenings and events (when you are selected and movies are already released in theaters)
    -Diverse workplace
    -401k Match
    -Great Location for commuting in
    -Building has nice views and is fairly modern

    Cons

    -Company does not invest in its employees - no continual training for job related skills
    -Expects you to work long hours when management leaves after 8. Not willing to stay when needed.
    -Never back-fill for positions that employees left- your stick with doing more and no raise.
    -The budget to run the department is not in line with the needs
    -Approval for new hardware is almost impossible-to much red tape
    -Management is not open to suggestions by employees/if they do use it they brand it as their own and don't give you credit.
    -No room for growth.
    -Management is old and not efficient for the current fast paced/high demand media landscape
    -Company perks are being taking away like sick time and amount of hours before overtime

    Advice to Management

    Have a way to have a 360 review of managers. Stop treating your employees as if they don't know the business needs and what the users want. Should use us as a resource since we are the "boots on the ground"


  5. "Company"

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

    I have been working at Time Warner (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Low pay and expectations are excessive

    Cons

    Management is bad, they do not support their workers

    Advice to Management

    Step up and listen like you tell your teams


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely Flawed Workflow"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building. All the fanciest restaurants in the US is in this building.

    Cons

    No QA team, developers have to do that. No production support, guess who gets called in middle of the night? Developers. The work flow is extremely flawed as developers can easily put work straight to production, yet management choose to ignore these bigger issues but focus on trivial ones like if the employee comes in on time or not.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the 4 basic steps of the software development cycle and assign the right people for each step. Currently, developers are responsible for 3/4 of this cycle!


  7. "Politically Charged, Little to no Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The employee benefits and perks look attractive

    Cons

    very politically charged work environment

    Advice to Management

    Be more efficient at providing new consultants with materials regarding Time Warner's business approach and methodology.

  8. "Cowardly executive leadership..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, etc

    Cons

    Pay above market rate; hard to find elsewhere in the area. The Tampa Bay market is depressed salary-wise, unless you're possibly in IT. With the facility shutting down, and the Company offering no opportunities for jobs elsewhere, it will be hard to find comparable pay in the area. Also, lack of executive leadership with starting up new departments - instead of standing firm, leadership cut and run, and thus, we are losing our jobs. Oh well, the Corporate office is in New York, so who cares about people losing their jobs?


  9. "Culture sub par for short time was there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time Warner (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay when was working

    Cons

    Laid everyone off after buying us.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees


  10. "working at Time Inc"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Storied magazines, belief in good journalism

    Cons

    Fear of change, stagnant bureacracy


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