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Pros
  • I was able to work on some great projects with great people (in 8 reviews)

  • WBHE has always been considerate of work-life balance, although it may vary depending on your supervisor (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • After recent layoffs, the employees feel over-worked and under-appreciated (in 3 reviews)

  • Too many VPs, EVPs, SVPs, all responsible for same thing, which causes way too much political turbulence and anxiety across the organization (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Glory days are behind them"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool factor with plays in Video, Digital and Games.

    Cons

    Hierarchical, political, long-time employees feel entitled and are out of touch with current working standards.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clear out 'bad' employees.


  2. "Boring work, not so good pay"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Access to the lot, free movie tickets

    Cons

    Slow, boring, no young employees, no passionate employees

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood, increase salaries, take up new projects

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Benefits are good and pay is reasonable

    Cons

    Management team doesn't know what they want. There's always changes.

    Advice to Management

    Theres a lack of communication


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Services is not so creative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never need to work overtime, once the time hits the floor is a ghost town. Good benefits, good company and if you can find a position in another department you will first in-line because you are already an employee.

    Cons

    Dead-end department. Way of managing is old style "Divide and conquer", not really up on the new things that are happening outside of their box, the staff has few new ideas or fresh outlook. But, they are truly exhausted from the lack of leadership and no promise for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate team building events or activities into the group. Make quicker and better decisions that do not have your own agenda/favorite people but are for the entire group. Let people know how they can advance and stop telling them that they will never be promote, nowhere to go from there. Decision making is always passing to another person, then back to the original person. Work on communication.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Cares more about budget than employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WB creates great content, and has a lot of great people working at lower levels. WB provides great benefits, and standard time off. Because WB is an internationally known company, you can feel pride knowing that people will be impressed, when you tell them where you work.

    Cons

    Just in my time there, I saw several departments laid-off. This was even before WB laid off 12% of their company worldwide. People were constantly in fear of losing their jobs, and were constantly on job boards looking for new opportunities.
    WB is known for low pay. I saw many talented people paid very little, while having their ideas taken by the execs. Many execs within the company care more about raising themselves up higher, which often pushes their team lower.
    There is not a great culture within Home Entertainment. Within a month working at the company, i had several people tell me to leave as fast as I could. They let me know that there is no opportunity for growth within the company.
    Employees feel unheard and under-appreciated.
    Since the mass layoffs, employees feel stretched thin and over-used, while still in fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at your executives and their behavior. There are several things that do not coincide with HR guidelines.
    Care about your employees enough to pay them what they should be paid, and stop holding them in constant fear of being a part of yet another major lay off.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Finance and Accounting = absolute insanity"

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

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and some of the employees are nice

    Cons

    Low pay. Constant issues with software and absolutely crazy co-workers. Most of the co-workers are friendly, but there are a few real nutjobs. One easy fix, would be random drug testing. My boss screamed at me for not correcting her errors fast enough? I heard she makes my replacement cry on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Drug testing! As much as I would dislike peeing into a cup, it would be worth it to get rid of some of the employees. Fix the accounting systems and process!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "The absolute BEST place for mediocrity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance - clock in 9 clock out 6
    Work is not very hard - mostly template filling type jobs
    Not too stressful - little accountability
    Easy to impress - do anything above average work.....people are impressed....

    Cons

    No diversity - white, male, above the age of 40....anyone else.....expect a triple paned glass ceiling
    Hyper-political - WB "claims" to be a kinder, gentler studio - not the case. Intrigue, backstabbing, across ALL levels.
    Don't expect to learn much
    If you are smart, prepared to have your ideas marginalized or stolen

    Advice to Management

    Do you think it makes sense for strategy for a group of white, men, 40+ to be setting strategy/product direction for a world that is consuming your product digitally?

    There are VPs in the organization who barely show up to work, steal other people's work and pass it off as their own, know embarrassingly little about new media, and are general liabilities to the company - not addressing people/issues and tolerating this behavior is a reflection of Senior Management. It says that you condone this behavior and that getting ahead in this company has little to do with merit.....

    There is so much potential.......but cleaning house is imperative.....otherwise you are just building on a "house of cards". People are not loyal to you or your company because of this........

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Was a great place to work and truly feel proud your contribution to the company.
    • Every smart and nice employee at WHV.
    • Seeing A-list actors on the main lot.
    • Great perks.

    Cons

    • Senior management that made this company successful are resigning by the truck full.
    • No room for growth or career development
    • Senior management often lead you on to promotions that never come.
    • Cannot trust senior management

    Advice to Management

    In a creative industry like Warner Bros. don’t think of your employees as just work horses that you can squeeze profit out off. You are losing your top and/or discouraging your top talent.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "WB MIS not recommended"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - exciting industry
    - good products
    - base salary and benefits are good
    - volunteer organization is excellent and focus on contribution back to the community is great

    Cons

    - no career development
    - no focus on employees, their strength and their skills
    - no performance reviews, no coaching
    - senior management doesn't respect employees and their input
    - no formal approach to budget/plan for people development

    Advice to Management

    improve your leadership skills and treat employees with respect


  10. "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere. The opportunity to work on such exciting products is a real benefit and is something that really adds to the level of satisfaction you can take from working there.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on development and progression. Possibly a good place to go if you have a few years experience but if you are a recent graduate or only have a couple of years experience this is not the place for you.


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