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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Ronald J. Sanders
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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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Average"

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    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.


  6. "Positive experience, average company."

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    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience gained can help set you up for another job in the sector, fairly average hours and you get paid for the apprenticeship.

    Cons

    Staff and management can appear a little frosty, pay is quite low for living in London. Need to commute in as too expensive on current pay.


  7. "Un cadre de travail très agréable et formateur"

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    Former Employee - assistante chef de produit in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)
    Former Employee - assistante chef de produit in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipes jeunes, bonne ambiance de travail.
    Créativité et innovation, émulation dans le travail.
    Missions responsabilisantes et très formatrices
    Multinationale: travail avec des acteurs et des cultures différentes

    2 Places de cinéma gratuites pour chaque sortie Warner
    Accès au restaurant d'entreprise
    -50% titres de transport

    Cons

    Horaires tardifs
    Multinationale: process longs et figés

  8. "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.


  9. "Glory days are behind them"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable but also somewhat stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Creative and fun environment. Plenty of opportunities to grow your skills. Great pay.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and old school. Too many VPs, EVPs, SVPs, all responsible for same thing, which causes way too much political turbulence and anxiety across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization. Give little people more power to own/execute the vision. They will surprise you.


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