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Time Warner Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, money is great if you are a Director or higher (in 19 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and great culture (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Depending on which subsidiary you would like to invest your talent in, there may not be much room for growth within the company (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard to move up into highest ranks from inside (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Time Warner Experience specific to Turner Broadcasting"

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

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible employer with a real concern for family.

    Cons

    A lot of change happening right now so not very predictable.


  2. "Good Company with Lots of Old Timers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, higher than average compensation at Corporate.

    Cons

    The culture is resistant to change and there aren't enough female leaders to effect gender diversity, especially in the senior management ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your most valuable assets - its people. Identify those employees who have demonstrated good work and ambition to do more by challenging them and promoting them to be in non-traditional roles to help them learn the business. Promote gender and race diversity to shift the culture to embrace change and drive innovation of thought. There are many "old timers" in key decision-making positions who are obtuse to implicit biases against women.


  3. "Simply a great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible work hours and good pay

    Cons

    not enough personal growth in the long run

    Advice to Management

    need to create more opportunities for career growth


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at Time Inc are great. Everyone is smart, knowledgeable about the industry and works very hard. The company is ahead of the game within the digital stratosphere. Great at diversifying the company.

    Cons

    They don't make it particularly easy to move between titles. They would bring an outsider in before shifting internally. Trying to get a promotion is like pulling teeth!

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to make internal shifts at least after a year. It will keep things fresh and keep bodies inside the building.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing building, Great supervisor but upper management is strange"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perkrs in such a nice building on 58 and 8th avenue. Easy walk to train even in bad weather, Job allows you to grow if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Not interested in cross training, Upper management tries to intimidate workers and constantly reminds you of how lucky you are to have a job there. Company outsources tons of work so soon the help desk will be gone and only desktop support will be there.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff more, consider cross training so you can build the talent you have.


  7. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location in NYC, great culture & work/life balance, smart & fun people, great benefits, good opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Like most companies, benefits are changing, but still better then most!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sweet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity. Time Warner is very inclusive and does an excellent job hiring and developing minority talent. The benefits are great, pay is solid. Executive Management is very grounded and that sensibility trickles down throughout lower management and the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Career growth is stagnant. There is a lot of talk about talent development and promoting from within, yet internal candidates often lose out to externals.

    People who work here are lifers, which limits growth opportunities. The lifer mentality also restricts innovation.


  9. "Great experience. They have great resources for career development and HR policies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, career training, and facilities/office. Stable environment. No need to be worried about the company going out of business. Good, happy co-workers. Good place to have work-life balance.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to understand office politics and how to move up if it's your first corporate job. There were several rounds of lay-offs, but were handled pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those that work for you that are doing well. Suggest education through HR classes constantly and allow time and culture to have the time for them to take these classes. Helps working with co-workers and understanding bosses and your own situation immensely.


  10. "Editor/Producer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great health and other benefits

    Cons

    Nothing to con about. at this time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely Flawed Workflow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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