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  1. "Great benefits but the atmosphere can vary..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Turner offers a great benefits package which includes health/dental/vision insurance, FSA, 401k matching and PTO. Another perk is Summer Fridays, where in the past employees, working the typical day time schedule, are encouraged to leave at 3:00 pm on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day to spend time with their friends and family.

    Cons

    I feel there is little room for advancement/growth. The review system is dated and can be quite ambiguous and vary greatly depending on your supervisor. So much of your job environment is dependent upon who your supervisor is, so others in the same position may be allowed many more freedoms, earned or not.

    Advice to Management

    I would like Senior Management to pay closer attention to some of the practices of the lower levels of management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but advancement is hard."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Flexibility and pay the company provides is great.

    Cons

    Advancement. Very hard to advance because so many people have been here for years. Like 10 plus.

    Advice to Management

    Need more diversity in Managers especially upper management.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Why would I ever leave Turner?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding! I have been able to work with some outstanding people that I constantly am learning from.

    Cons

    As an administrative professional, I have been very lucky to work for managers who recognize the value that I bring to the table with my skill set. However, there are still some managers at Turner who view their admins as "just secretaries."

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your direct reports to encourage their direct reports to recognize the jobs that their assistants do and be willing to allow them to develop their skills through education and involvement around the company.


  4. "Typical Corporate Environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Keeping up with newer technologies

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment.
    Not much for process

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Turner is a great place to work and build a kick-butt demo reel. :-)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sound Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sound Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, good environment, nice compensation and benefits. The environment is quite friendly with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Same work day after day. Occasionally the work can turn into the doldrums, but the consistency is nice.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized regarding production. Make sure the tiny details are accomplished.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better, is good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, people are professional and great!

    Cons

    Politics, promotions not from within, some really bad management in certain places.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at some of middle management, replace them!


  7. "Turner: A dynamic and exciting place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Turner tries hard to be an open, flexible, and diversified place to work and within the last few years the company has made significant strides in that area. They are considered one of the best places to work for mothers and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) rated Turner Broadcasting with 100% on their Corporate Equality Index.

    This is also a fun and challenging place to work with lots of opportunity to become involved with new technology and to be a part of an exciting environment. Employees tend to be very supportive of each other and take ownership of the work they do. The benefits are good and cover medical, dental, generous 401k, education reimbursement, paid time off, adoption assistance and many others.

    Cons

    The nature of the business dictates quick response times and short planning cycles which, depending upon the department you're in, can increase stress and frustration. Budgets for external training can sometimes run short, leaving employees to find alternatives to expanding knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there is plenty of communication with the employee base concerning the direction of the company and any issues the company as a whole should be aware of. The Senior Management has made a valiant effort in this regard in the last year or so and I would say to continue that trend. It helps when employees understand where the company is heading and why they make certain decisions.

  8. "Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, flexible, timeoff, friendly, advancement

    Cons

    youth, youth, youth, youth, youth

    Advice to Management

    communication


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if only a few bad managers were replaced and more recognition and advance opportunities existed."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The compnay provides excellent benefits. They offer a lot of time off that increases with your experience with the company. The 401k plan has an excellent match. The work atmosphere is good and they consistently strive to improve the culture by providing opportuinites for feedback from all employees. The pay is pretty good for some positions and not so great in some others, but for the most part they pay good.

    Cons

    There are some cultural issues such as the impossibility of turning around old performance mistakes, those will always follow you no matter how hard you work to change those perceptions. In some instances, doors are closed and opportuinities shut down just because issues that happened years ago still haunt you.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and recognize good behavior more frequently. Also erase from your memory old bad behaviors that have been clearly changed to positive behaviors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CNN a Turner Broadcasting company is a great place to work if it was worth it."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -It's a very popular company, and looks GREAT on a resume.
    -Turner Broadcasting includes so many television brands, I particularly work for CNN and it's plethora of networks.

    Cons

    -The compensation is the lowest in the television industry for a global media organization
    -The line level management prefers not to communicate well with it's teams.

    Advice to Management

    As an industry we are the lowest compensated employees on the totem-pole yet we work hard to make our brand, our content and our product the strongest in the industry. Our company needs to restructure its pay scales and be considerate of the workers who make CNN such a popular and sustainable product. The cost of housing in Washington, DC where I work and live doubled by 201% in 2005; with over 10 years if outstanding industry experience my annual compensation shows nothing of it.


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