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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Slim chances of moving up the career ladder and difficult work/life balance (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "yes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    good time lotta fun for you

    Cons

    not too shabby of a time


  2. "Overall Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Level Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Level Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -when I worked there the company had implemented many perks, on site daycare, gym, corporate discounts, etc...
    -nice campus, overall fun, creative vibe
    -compensated fairly across industry and for individual achievements

    Cons

    -none at time of employment, but recent years have seen a few waves of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the poor managers rather than promote them up and out of a division. Either give the tools to improve or cut them loose altogether.

  3. "Turner..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including the work from home policy, paid volunteer time off, and 401K matching.

    Cons

    Low morale that management only pretends to address. They do not value, appreciate, or promote persons of color to the same degree they do white staff. Lacks ability to be inclusive of diverse staff in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old, in with the new. Bring in new senior level management that is more prepared and willing to support, promote and appreciate the diverse and minority staff and excited to challenge the status quo.


  4. "It's about who you know"

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    Former Employee - Principal Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Principal Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to build and work on interesting projects across multiple groups. Your peers will be great people, very passionate.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. You are not allowed to make your own technical decisions, even if you have had success in the past and are very strong technically. You won't get a promotion even if you have far exceeded every project before you. It won't matter the impact on the company either.

    Decision by committee is so frustrating in the culture. Those who don't understand technology are making the decision. A difficult place to work if you like to move quickly and build great things. I suppose it can be said that most large companies are like this.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture. Empower your workers. Build smaller teams that have ownership to solve problems, embrace failure and learning. Get rid of the old guard who drag the culture down. I have literally watched a VP beat people down verbally with his negativity and cruelty over the years. He hired his friends who don't have the right skills for the job and it was widely known. There is no penalty for this behavior.

    Become data driven, look at the number of employees leaving a particular group, ask why through exit interviews and then FIX the issues. Do these data driven exercises across the group.


  5. "Great people, energy and opp for growth!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart, driven and fun people. Excellent management, great to network, great for professional development

    Cons

    More work than staff able to achieve it, a lot of shifting department structure around.


  6. "Layoffs annually and high school environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool campus , benefits are good, work is interesting , a bunch of volunteering , it’s own college per say

    Cons

    They lay people off every year, they hire and hoard talent , make promises to them and then pull the rug under them and say “ cost measures have eliminated your role”, well why is your demand prediction for work so off Turner? You are playing wilth people’s livelihood!

    Then, there is a culture of take care of those who kiss your butt and don’t challenge the norm, meaning, you can’t have a voice against those that have been there for many many years.

    Turner takes care of those who use to work there and come back and it’s demoralizing.

    This place sounds cool and recruiters would tell you the same but there is no structure nor work that is accurate, stay away, stay where you are !

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off when you never needed this many in the workforce there, shame on you!


  7. "ASR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for a entry level position

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance

  8. "Turner Atlanta"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Great campus and atmosphere in Atlanta.

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent plan to move on.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Love working for turner industries

    Cons

    At the time i waa in the process of moving and had transportating problem..so i couldn't continue working..


  10. "Comms Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible culture - everyone was so eager to help interns and offered great advice and hands-on xp

    Cons

    Lack of organization within upper management


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