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Turner Broadcasting CEO John Martin
John Martin
328 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible culture and work-life balance(in 124 reviews)

  • "it provides great benefits and protects it's employees & help them group in the scope of their roles(in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "yearly increases in salary are minimal, work life balance could be better(in 42 reviews)

  • "Incredibly hard to move within the company(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work at

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand Value, Healthy work environment, many employee benefits, a place to learn and grow, easy to switch departments.

    Cons

    Low starting salaries for interns. No food allowance.

  2. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome work-life balance. Very friendly people.

    Cons

    Minimal yearly salary increases. Promotions can take a long time.

  3. Good company; uncertain future

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and employer appreciation

    Cons

    Very siloed groups, highly politicized culture

  4. Helpful (1)

    Amazing First Job!

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    Former Employee - ASR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    A lot of young energetic smart people

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted/ very political/ have to compete internally and externally

  5. Helpful (3)

    Great for new grads/entry level, others should avoid

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    Current Employee - Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits, location, and infrastructure are top notch. YMMV as far as management goes.

    Cons

    Impossible to move up the ladder if you’re in the middle of your career. Openings for entry level/associate type jobs are typically filled by college graduates. Executive level jobs are filled by outside hires or absorbed by an existing executive. Pay is stagnant. Annual “raises” are just COLA’s. Bonuses are minimal. Some managers are candid and work hard, others are very out-of-touch and pass the buck more than they...

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    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Reward employees with fair wages and opportunities and they will return in kind.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Network Like Crazy or Get Left Behind

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of paid time off for editorial employees, being on the cutting edge of the news cycle, free screenings and lots of volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    If you're not constantly networking, you get left behind and never advance. There's no work-life balance. If you're not all in, you're of no use to them. The rules for using PTO are so strict, it's almost impossible to plan vacations in some parts of the year. Favoritism, nepotism. The work-life balance programs they pride themselves on are not available to editorial employees (job sharing, work from home, etc). ...

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    Advice to Management

    -Recognize that you have amazing talent under your roof that is being wasted in low-end, under-valued work.

  7. Awesome Place to Work

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      Former Employee - Sales Planner 

      I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

      Pros

      Work hard to help you learn and achieve goals

      Cons

      Media is struggling, they are finding their place in new landscape

    • Great company to work for with nice benefits

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      Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Developer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      I worked at Turner from 2000 - 2014. During that time the company changed a lot, culture of the company changed. They did treat me well and I do feel they recognized my value. Great company to work for.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, I got caught up in the 2014 layoffs, total 1700. They gave me a year of severance which was incredibly generous. The fact is, working at a corporation is always risky so always have your resume up to date and know that change is inevitable.

    • Project Coordiator

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

        I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Annual raises and bonus checks based on the work you do not who likes you.

        Cons

        Nothing worth mentioning. It's a good place to work.

      • Inclusive and Encouraging Work Environment

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        Current Employee - Sound Design Apprentice in Atlanta, GA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        - Great benefits - You are guaranteed to succeed if you work hard - Warm and friendly co-workers - Great on-site amenities (gym, food court, rest areas) - Flexible work hours. - Plenty of PTOs

        Cons

        - Salary could be slightly higher. But I'm still happy with what I have.

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