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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot access
    Early screenings
    Great people
    Employee discounts
    Great environment for the most part

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent
    Outdated POS system
    Senior management sometimes doesn't understand retail.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes implemented sales strategies put unnecessary burden on employees.
    Figure out how to make parking shift more efficient.


  2. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall especially early on in your career. Lots of benefits and networking opportunities and awesome content.

    Cons

    Entrenched management focused on themselves and not the company.

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment of incentives to unblock the potential of this great brand.

  3. "Should be in the top 5 companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, there are people from many different cultures and lifestyles and the company really embraces the diversity as well as unity. The benefits are amazing and the work hours are decent for a work life balance. The studio lot is huge and offers things like an employee gym as well as great places to eat or just relax. People that work here tend to retire here.

    Cons

    None. Every department is different I'm sure but for the most part if there is an issue you know who to go to and they take care of it in a timely manner. Not really a con but it is super hard to get on the lot or the there buildings without your badge, best security around.... so if you lose your badge ask for a new one ASAP! Your old one will be deactivated upon you reporting it lost/stolen so if you do find it, it won't work. But these are good measures to take.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having an open door policy, embracing diversity and providing a great, friendly and inviting atmosphere. Never seen so many smiles in one day from people I don't even know fully... yet.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - High level of Professionalism
    - Great Benefits
    - Respect for Employees
    - Studio-wide employee events
    - Working on a Historic Studio Lot

    Cons

    - Very big company. It can take a while to learn your way around and meet people in person that you will be interacting with every day.


  5. "Majority of positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits with great pay! Warner bros is a great place to work for. A real professional environment. They treat their employees better than most productions. Everyone is a family and helps each other out when they can. Fast smooth pace for everyone

    Cons

    Same routine and no room to move up. Not to many bad cons but maybe notice more of the creativity from different employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Pretty good dpt to start out in"

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    Former Employee - Clerk Floater in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk Floater in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The lot, introduction to movies, fun atmosphere for the most part, celeb sightings

    Cons

    the pay such, the hours can get pretty long or very short depending on the season and the union you are forced to join is not really very helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Those work pants are the worst! the uniform is outdated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    I've worked at the Telepictures division of Warner Bros on several projects. My experience has always been positive. Their management style allows for creativity and autonomy!

    Cons

    Only con is that I'm not currently working there!

  8. "Solid experience for legacy studio. Wish it would evolve more quickly."

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great visibility into the variety of businesses that really make hollywood run-- from films to tv to gaming to consumer products and more.

    Cons

    Bloated and lethargic executive team that is out of touch with their core staff, rapidly changing business models, and consumer tastes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble. Take more risks. Appreciate the intelligence of your younger staffers before they all leave.


  9. "Great benefits and pay!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good overall company culture.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you're in, culture can vary widely. Finance departments could use some sprucing up.


  10. "Be more open to change"

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

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

    Pros

    The perks are nice. Not as great as the other entertainment company next door, but we have free movie screenings on the lot. Walking around the studio was always fun, driving the golf carts, passing by productions being filmed and bumping into the occasional celebrity.

    Cons

    Very Corporate. Not open to change. We had an employee survey and the results were pretty abysmal. Half of my team left the year I was there because there wasn't much work .

    Advice to Management

    Take the survey to heart. When employees say they are unsatisfied and the company isn't open to change, listen and make changes to improve.


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