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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated February 26, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Changing from what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great creative culture with a history of taking care of it's employees.

    Cons

    Since 2014 there have been a lot of layoffs and more are on the way.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees on planned layoffs instead of just waiting to last minute to let them know.


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  5. "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


  6. "Close but not quite there"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus, friendly people, good location, good perks, fair salary

    Cons

    Politics. Good luck navigating it. If you want to move up, better kiss some butt up the chain.

    Advice to Management

    Reward individuals for their true productivity. Stop rewarding everyone the same because the company did good. There is a lot of dead weight getting 100% bonuses.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. "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.



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