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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated February 22, 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    The people! The best part of working at this company is enjoying the company of excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunity. Easy to feel stagnated.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people managers to be less rigid with titles, promotions, etc. Let there be a more open mind set regarding titles and promotions/growth opportunities.


  3. "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


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    "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.


  6. "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment was fast-paced but an awesome learning experience

    Cons

    Wish the trainee program was longer


  7. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment with the most recent renovations at the Techwood campus. 401K match is great and the people are generally very nice. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    The culture is boring and teams do not extend much more than a smile to make you feel welcome. Advancement is very political and overly structured by HR. Don't expect to move up the ladder.


  8. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    High Profile, many perks, camaraderie among teams

    Cons

    Sometimes has an outdated mindset for business

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice management.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work on a daily basis.


  10. "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.


  11. "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.



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