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Turner Broadcasting Atlanta Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance was much better than average, with the understanding that working late is a requirement in order to meet project due dates (in 100 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great people and very innovative (in 129 reviews)

Cons
  • sometimes work life balance can be challenging depending on the area one works especially with all the recent cutbacks (in 31 reviews)

  • It's hard to move around to different departments (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for most people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I, like most people, find it a great place to work. However, like any large organization, job satisfaction is largely tied to who you report to and who you work with on a daily basis. I am fortunate that both are positive in my case.

    Cons

    nothing so egregious that it's worth noting.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is perhaps over-accommodating and forgiving to the extent that it is abused by a subset of the employee base who seeks to do the minimum to remain employed.


  2. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people and very innovative

    Cons

    Politics are rough and seem to want to sack the Atlanta base

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing - be staff engaged


  3. Helpful (1)

    "One of the better corporate places in Atlanta to work."

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    Former Employee - Graphic/Mutimedia Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic/Mutimedia Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Almost everyone there is very friendly and helpful, and willing to work together as a team on various projects. Upper management in my department was very transparent and encouraging. Work/life balance was much better than average, with the understanding that working late is a requirement in order to meet project due dates. But those only came up a few times a year. Benefits, bonuses, and overall work environment was great, and much better than colleagues in other companies around town.

    Cons

    All of the "Pros" mentioned above can vary from company to company, as Turner is comprised of several Network companies, with dozens of departments & studios within those companies. New employees can be kept at 'temp/contract worker' status for significantly longer periods than other places.

    The "downsizing" and "restructuring" that Turner went through from 2014 to 2016 could mean less opportunity to move up and grow in your field.

    Advice to Management

    Be open, transparent, and encouraging to everyone around you, and they'll be willing to work harder for you.


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  5. "Fantastic place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth enabling culture where bold ideas and solutions are respected, as well as rewarded. Company is in an industry severely challenged by competitors, indie startup content producers, and rampant piracy of original content. Therefore there is constant effort to improve every aspect of the business and adopt to whatever external changes come about.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics, especially from higher up the food chain, dictate business decisions rather than data backed proposals.


  6. "Could be great place but falls short"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great campus at Techwood. People are good and friendly. Working conditions are good. Work is very interesting.

    Cons

    You better be able to navigate the org structures and be recognized. Play politics because if you don't, you will be left behind. you want everyone knowing your name and liking you. This will give you leverage. Pay is a bit low especially in the tech areas where bonuses are just ok and no stock purchase plan. Healthcare costs are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say. Don't just say things that sound cool and sound good to employees. Actually make it happen. First things first, make people accountable for decisions which hurt the company. Don't reward just because someone is nice to talk to. Are they producing? Second, offer some sort of stock purchase or reward system. No one feels like they are vested in the company and the compensation is just average.


  7. "Good overall but disappointing in many ways"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees I worked with and encountered were professional, talented and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of egos-especially at CNN. Really top heavy organization with little regard to the folks who actually perform the duties.

    Advice to Management

    Work along with your teams to fully understand what they do and share more of your views and insight from those over you.


  8. "Director of Production"

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    Former Employee - Director of Production in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Production in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Professional training and freedom to learn on the job.

    Cons

    Extremely Corporate mind, they claim a people's first policy but don't practice.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, not in titles. Make it a happy environment and the employees will dedicate themselves.


  9. "Freelance producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable work, good staff, easy scheduling

    Cons

    You have potential to work very late hours mid-week


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervise broadcast operations for various networks."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broadcast Operations Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Broadcast Operations Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of PTO that can be used as soon as the years starts. No need to accumulate throughout the year. Opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Rotating days off can be bad. Schedule is hard for people with families. Management seems to not care. Using PTO can be difficult and depends on staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities to advance.


  11. "CNN Creative Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - One of the best departments in the entire company and some of the nicest and most fun people to work with
    - Very interesting position and can become anything you want it to be based on what you're interested in

    Cons

    - Wish that they could pay interns more than $7.25/hour, but it's company policy
    - Nothing else! LOVED IT!



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