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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 28, 2018
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Ronald J. Sanders
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Pros
  • Benefits are good and pay is reasonable (in 10 reviews)

  • WBHE has always been considerate of work-life balance, although it may vary depending on your supervisor (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • New Senior Management of the Studio was a poor decision (in 6 reviews)

  • Couldn't work OT if strict deadlines had to be met (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good at WBHE.

    Cons

    communication gap needs some work.

    Advice to Management

    more collaboration needed


  2. "At Least My Commute Was Short"

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

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well-known company, walking distance to studio lot, large parties, fun content to work on if you like pop culture, like-minded colleagues that are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Career advancement was tough, since traditional disc-based Home Entertainment was on its way out. Their digital initiative was poorly executed, contributing to nearly the entire Home Entertainment wing to fold. Worked until 2AM for three weeks straight a few times a year.

    Advice to Management

    Swallow your pride and don't reinvent the wheel. Get some good product managers.

  3. "Long hours, too many meetings about having meetings"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some really amazing, super hard working people at WB, The foundation is strong. Most Managers and below are salt of the earth and the Admin and clerical staff are the best in the biz. They really keep everything running smooth. Legal, Op's and Finance departments are full of insanely talented people who will drop everything to help with marketing needs.

    Cons

    Too many people drinking the Kool-aid. It's difficult to go to meetings about having meetings where you will probably plan another meeting. Too many cooks in the kitchen? That's an understatement. but one of the biggest problems is a lot of the hardest working people are contractors who are not hired to be full-time therefore they do not receive the benefits of being perm. Permanent positions ARE budgeted for and yet there is ALWAYS a claim of "hiring freezes". It's sad to see a person give 3+ years of time and not have sick days or 401k. Actually, it's pretty indicative of the respect or lack there of HR and Senior management has for people in Administrative and Clerical roles as well as any position under Director.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the people in the lowest of positions are probably the most connected to your consumer base and their opinions and ideas matter.


  4. "Production Artist"

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    Current Employee - Production Artist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great team I worked with while being there. I think the people I had generally worked with is what made the job awesome

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't really care for lower-level positions. If you aren't at a senior level you are constantly worried about being on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to develop people who are at a lower level.


  5. "Key Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great bonus structure and learning environment for the entertainment business.

    Cons

    Physical media is declining, not a lot of resources in support functions.


  6. "photographer"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Retoucher in Reseda, CA
    Former Employee - Photographer/Retoucher in Reseda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very professional work environment a plus

    Cons

    no cons other than i wish there was MORE work


  7. "Horrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot to say here. Throughout my 12 year career it was by far my worst experience with a company.

    Cons

    1. Recruiting misled me to believe I'd end up making $30k+ more annually than my previous job's salary based on the fact that the job was hourly (despite having a Manager title) and I'd be making a ton in OT. Though my gut was telling me otherwise I went ahead and accepted. A few months into the job my VP instituted an OT cap. It was a trust killer and I began looking for other roles immediately.

    2. My direct supervisor had a miserable disposition. She refused to provide any sort of positive feedback. In my 16 months there I was told "good job" only once. When it happened I couldn't believe it. The flip side is she was more than willing to shell out daily briefings of even the slightest shortcomings in your work. She had strong technical skills but as a leader, teacher, and motivator she was abhorrent.

    3. My VP wasn't much better. He had an equally miserable disposition and took it out on those around him through intimidation and bullying. He loved to pontificate his views of the business to his team but had no idea how to engage them in a shared mission to bring out their best. It's never a good sign when during your first 2 months, 3 separate people who have worked on his team approach you and tell you how bad they feel for you. This actually happened.

    If you're considering a role here, especially in finance, be sure to ask lots of questions of both your recruiter and your potential bosses. Recruiting was at best sloppy and at worst duplicitous. Other departments there seemed happier but any company that allows the type of culture I was exposed to to develop needs to be scrutinized.

    I've moved on to a much better role and am glad the experience is in the rearview mirror. I'd just hate for someone else's future to be what I experienced.

    Advice to Management

    When a department has rampant turnover, it probably wouldn't hurt to poke around and find out why.

  8. "Avoid if you can"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free movies
    Payment based on actual hours worked.

    Cons

    Always threat of job loss
    Employees not valued as expected

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the value of employees.


  9. "Warner Bros"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product very decent people and good pay.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any cons.


  10. "Work Hard, only 3% increase per year"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with Entertainment Co.

    Cons

    Low raises, not much opportunity to move to other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Look for talent within


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