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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, including a great gym membership. Medical benefits could be much better.

    Cons

    It's not all it's cracked up to be. The work atmosphere that appears to be all friendly is just a facade. Either kiss up to upper management or look for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat hard-working employees better.


  2. "Business Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with decent benefits and evolving technologies.

    Cons

    Low pay and unknown future.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Antiquated Practices..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A host of talented people. Beautiful facility. Great places to eat and revive are stationed throughout the campus. They offer personal development courses for employees.

    Cons

    A host of talented people in misplace positions. For example really great video editors and graphic designers are not working in studios. They are employed in other areas such as log management and broadcast operational control. There are micro shots of racism throughout the company departments. Very difficult to be promoted if you're not in with the clique. The company is also slow to upgrade the technology needed to stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Add racial sensitivity courses to management team. Consider ways to celebrate employees upon doing good work. Upgrade technological equipment.


  4. "Their Incompetency is Your Problem"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They tacitly acknowledge how difficult it is to work for them by offering very competitive salaries.

    Cons

    They've only recently started producing their own shows and they don't know what they're doing. They require their payroll staff to act as Human Resources, Post Payroll, and Residuals all at once while constantly changing their minds at the last minute and forcing you to redo huge volumes of work.

    They will scold you for not coming to them with problems, but berate you for coming to them with problems. Any problem you need them to solve will get passed around senior management in an email chain for 30+ emails as everyone tries to pass the buck and it will never get solved, and it will take you two more tries and some particularly degrading begging to get an answer from management.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan and stick to it. You wanted to be the boss, you wanted the title and the office, now suck it up and assume the responsibility that comes with the post.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Just not the same"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and great benefits. Smart, talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Sadly, several leadership changes and years of lay-offs have greatly diminished the once great culture and institutional knowledge within the organization. As a result, fear has become a primary motivator of behavior at a time when risk-taking is critical to be able to pivot in a rapidly changing marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust the knowledge and experience of employees and provide them with better avenues for communicating problems before they get out out of hand and opportunities before they're missed.


  6. "Great People, Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    The products and services Turner has within its ecosystem are nothing short of amazing.
    The people are truly some of the best and brightest.
    They are not afraid to take a leap with some younger talent.
    Amazing facilities in the Techwood campus.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely atrocious. A lack of vision and direction lead to awful results across the board.
    Terrible work/life balance.
    Expected to take no lunch breaks, or breaks at all.
    Has a very "sweat shop" feel in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire different management for a variety of different departments.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of diversity. High stress. Lots of politics."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - A chance to work in the entertainment industry with a strategic company
    - Great opportunities for those that fit into a certain homogenous mold

    Cons

    - Not a comfortable or welcoming environment for diverse employees
    - No work/ life balance and high stress
    - Highly political corporate environment
    - Lacks creativity due to high stress

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to tout diversity and really concentrate on fixing the problem. The slate of programming is diverse and the employees should be reflective of that.

  8. "Lack of Executive Leadership in Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall company as far as benefits and culture

    Cons

    Marketing department in transition and very silo'd. Bit of a "mean girls" vibe if you are not in Atlanta


  9. "Managment Hucksters"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, good brands to work on, nice offices. Some good people still there.

    Cons

    Not enough time o go around in NYC so constant management battles, restructuring, self-dealing. Not top talent in management,

    Advice to Management

    Knock off the self dealing and expense abuse. One of the most misogynistic work environments I've ever seen.


  10. "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.


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