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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great culture & work life balance, as a whole" (in 117 reviews)

  • "it provides great benefits and protects it's employees & help them group in the scope of their roles" (in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • "yearly increases in salary are minimal, work life balance could be better" (in 36 reviews)

  • "It's hard to move around to different departments" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Director, Client Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Strong news and entertainment brands.
    Good customer engagement.

    Cons

    Restructuring of departments due to AT&T merger.


  2. "Turner Broadcasting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation, good work environment and good team members

    Cons

    No real cons during my time there

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Turner- great for in house designers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment, spacious campus (Techwood), great food court, treat employees with respect

    Cons

    In-house work can be grindy, a lot of your experience will depend on what team you work with (everyone's work culture is different)

    Advice to Management

    Foster creativity to keep the talent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Affairs Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and really good culture

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility or room for salary improvement

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number to upper level executives


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No Room For Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to Work .

    Cons

    No Room For Growth in Sales


  6. Helpful (1)

    "executive"

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    great people, offices, brands, benefits

    Cons

    bureaucratic, top heavy, many long timers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Nice Techwood Campus
    -Now as AT&T employees, cable is only $10/month for the DirecTV ultimate package and internet/mobile phone is 50% off

    Cons

    - They have reduced/removed the work from home flexibility
    -Work/life balance is no longer a priority although they continue to preach it
    -While diversity in cultures, race, and backgrounds exists there is no diversity of thought because those in management shut down any ideas, thoughts, or proposals that differ from the norm or business as usual
    -Turner lacks the ability to leverage the diversity they often seek and promote. Not a very inclusive company. If you aren't part of the "in crowd" or brown-nosing with management your chances of being recognized, promoted, or appreciated are depressingly low
    -Pay is well below market and there are no longer any other discounts or incentives (ex. Braves tickets, 60% vacations, insiders advantage) to provide additional compensation. They use market rates as "midpoint" and your compensation ratio will typically be around 75%-90% of midpoint. Once you hit the midpoint your merit increase, if awarded one, is penalized so the payout is lower because you've "topped out". Midpoint is, also, not regularly adjusted to reflect market, so you may "top out" at a rate that is still not competitive with market.
    -It's the good ol boy system, so if you aren't well liked, vocal, happily working yourself to death you will not be promoted even if you are deserving.
    -Employees are not empowered to do their jobs and often not provided with the vital information needed to complete their day to day duties.
    -The people are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. Management knows and is doing nothing to resolve the issues presented. Lots of "lifers" are leaving the company after 15+ years of service and foregoing severance packages just to escape the madness.
    -Too many in F&A management that have assumed their positions just because they've been there for a long time. Those managers are resistant to change and actively attempt to block the progress of those who try to effect change in the F&A organization.
    -Qualified persons of color are often overlooked for promotions to instead promote less qualified, "less intimidating", less knowledgeable white people into higher positions/management.
    -Many people in management actively seek out internal people they know personally to hire for open positions regardless of their qualifications.
    -Racism runs rampant and unchecked

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the middle level managers and most of the senior leadership team in F&A. They do not carry forward the messages and sentiments of the CAO or CFO and instead are a detriment to the overall mission and vision of the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Turner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, cool company culture

    Cons

    low morale, poor work-life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Turner Broadcasting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, volunteer time, donation match.

    Cons

    Too large of a company. Hard to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Build more trust with employees. Be more loyal you your existing employees.


  10. "Great if you like big corporations"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advanced Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Reorganization shifts folks around in ways that can be sub-optimal.


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