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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Relaxed, friendly work environment with great benefits and a great work/life balance (in 105 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great people and very innovative (in 135 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Research Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An exciting industry to be in, lots of new innovations and expanding opportunities.

    Cons

    Currently, television is a shrinking medium and finding ways to keep up with all new technologies has become very difficult.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just not the same"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Good benefits and great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits: medical, parental leave, adoption reimbursement.
    - Ability to work from home, remotely, and flexible hours
    - Good environment. It is different depending on the division.
    - A lot of investment to improve the Techwood campus.
    - Opportunities to growth within the company.

    Cons

    - The company and the industry are changing. The company is trying to keep up with the the changes and maintain their leadership.
    - Not all the divisions in the company share the same vision and culture, specially the divisions that are overseas.


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  5. "Affiliate Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, work/life balance. Awesome team of professional people.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be lower than in the rest of the industry


  6. "Great People, Terrible Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Beautiful Campus facilities in Atlanta"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very comfortable physical work environment. Feels stable, but the business is facing more challenges as TV viewing habits change.

    Cons

    Time Warner has changed the Southern culture at the Atlanta locations - and not for the better.

    Advice to Management

    The time is coming when your experience and talents won't be needed anymore. Save up.


  8. "Sr. Project Manager- Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Informal culture, collaborative people, feel like the company cares about you.

    Cons

    Methodology kept changing. Hired consultants were a little disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your own people.


  9. "Lacking leadership and direction in key areas. Company very dated in reaction compared to other media companies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer Fridays
    Good brands that engage with the audience
    Flexible working
    General employees are very welcoming (leaders not so much)

    Cons

    There is a distinct lack of leadership on the ownership and accountability front. At times the leaders appear like headless chickens and are unable to execute the broader strategy.

    There is an unhealthy work life balance which is due to the constant staff turnover and instead of recruiting like for like the roles are then downsized without the equivalent work load reducing. This then has the remaining team over stretched in getting the weaker team members through. There is never a quiet period in the finance function despite the fact that in normal companies there are cyclical busy periods.

    Turner make false promises to its staff in order to get them through these difficult periods. There is a big blame culture in the company which is contrary to the company values. Communication of the strategy through to execution is non existent let alone communication of expectations and realistic timelines on day to day tasks.

    The company is less fear, more fun, all in but should rather read- more fear (don't try to think outside the box as you will be ridiculed), less fun (who won't have time for that with your workload), all in (continue to paddle hose deep waters on your own because there will be no help from the leaders).

    Advice to Management

    Learn to inspire your teams and not lead by force. Communication is the key to a successful workforce and sadly lacking at Turner.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Turner Broadcasting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly work environment with great benefits and a great work/life balance

    Cons

    A little behind the times in certain areas but now moving swiftly in the right direction


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