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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very good work/life balance with flexible work arrangement availability" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Benefits are great, great people to work for" (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "The culture is extremely high stress with zero work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "I wish there was more room for growth" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Tour Department
    Current Employee - Tour Department

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

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits

    Cons

    Honestly I don’t find any cons


  2. "Not bad."

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    Current Employee - Set Watch Officer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Set Watch Officer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being on the Warner Bros. lot is an excellent experience in itself. A great opportunity to learn the industry and departments.

    Cons

    Security managers have their favorites which are usually chosen from new training classes. Receiving work hours can be challenging at times due to department cliques that are exclusively assigned better positions and other hours assigned to department favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Be of use, try to make things better for all instead of yourself. Every officer represents the department and the company as a whole.

  3. "Culture of Company"

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    Current Employee - Director, Finance in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Finance in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a large company with lots of opportunities for growth and mobility.

    Cons

    A large public company comes with endless reporting deadlines and requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to create more work-life balance in order to be able to retain talent.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great perks, long hours, no work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Ecommerce Merchandiser in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Ecommerce Merchandiser in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT PERKS: free clothes, costumes, phone cases, toys, comic books, CDs, DVDs, movie tickets, free screenings while working, seeing all the cool things being made before it comes out, tickets to comic con, toy fair, amazing kitchen with snacks, great custodial cleaners, amazing friendly welcoming colleagues.

    GREAT BENEFITS & BONUSES: good dental, medical, vision. Good end of the year bonuses and 1.5-3% raises every year.

    PROMOTIONS: you can move up pretty fast within the company.

    GREAT BOSSES: VPs, EVPs, and SVPs, are kind, approachable, flexible, and open minded. They listen to our concerns, ideas, and strategies and sometimes implement them. It's the management above them that is problematic.

    GREAT COLLEAGUES: they are patient, friendly, and train you well. It's an environment where you're not thrown into the fire and it's okay to make a mistake without getting your head bitten off or being scolded. It promotes teamwork and growth.

    Cons

    NO WORK LIFE BALANCE: Long hours, sometimes 10-12 hours, sometimes later. You work on your vacation days as people call or email you.

    LAYOFFS: too many lay off at the bottom. Layoffs happen every year and half to two years.

    THE RESULT: It demoralizes the team and changes the dynamic in the office. Everyone is always on edge. We are now understaff and overworked since there is less people.

    Advice to Management

    1) Stop pretending WB is Marvel or are as good.
    2) Fire the top guys not the people at bottom. Fire the guys who are making the bad decisions, green lighting bad films that are expected to make money but don't.
    3) Don't over project how much a film is going to make. Be honest in expectations especially with DC Films. Honest with yourselves and honest with the teams who work hard to market them.
    4) Don't over spend on films. Spending $250M on films to only break even.
    5) Use other properties besides Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. There are over 100 characters to choose from from DC Properties and Vertigo.


  5. "Large portfolio of entertainment assets"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical large company benefits and facilities

    Cons

    Infighting between Corporate and business units


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Relied too much on the studio name"

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    Current Employee - PR Amin
    Current Employee - PR Amin

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Studio atmosphere, great holiday party, a strong reputation

    Cons

    Treated like you were dispensable with little pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Old school business type"

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    Current Employee - Account Administration in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Account Administration in Burbank, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice campus.
    Clubs and people are very nice and great.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, promotions and growth are rare.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrid leadership in consumer products."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and comfortable offices. Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Unethical leadership. Mismanagement of employees and departments

    Advice to Management

    Step back and really listen to the people who run the business units and have their pulse on consumer behavior, brand equity and growth potential.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, perks from work, entertainment benefits.

    Cons

    Pay low and not enough employee support for department.


  10. "revisionist"

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    Former Employee - Storyboard Revisionist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Storyboard Revisionist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work company , helpful coworkers

    Cons

    long hours, stressful time limits

    Advice to Management

    better lunch breaks, cramped portables