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Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "The benefits are amazing and the work hours are decent for a work life balance" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Benefits are great, great people to work for" (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance doesn't exist" (in 27 reviews)

  • "I wish there was more room for growth" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start entertainment career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Great offices and properties to work on. Smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy dealing with management


  2. "Warner Bros Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, passionate people dedicated to creating change.

    Cons

    Big studios like to play it safe - if something's trendy, they make a movie out of it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    great culture and atmosphere, paid time off, yearly bonus, employee events and movie screenings

    Cons

    there is not a big internal mobility initiative, it is difficult to get another opportunity to work in a different division at the company


  4. "Foot in the Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, networking opportunities, free food

    Cons

    Long hours, menial labor, occasional condescension, poor healthcare benefits


  5. "Executive Assistant IV"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing boss, co workers and culture for people who put in the work

    Cons

    I can’t think of any

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, it does wonders for employee morale


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, diverse, great work life balance

    Cons

    Direction isn’t clear in some business units

    Advice to Management

    Give better direction in terms of projects


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with usual organizational problems related to size"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun culture, and overall good group of people.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime and last-minute fire drills due to lack of organization and no time to improve processes. Also not enough push-back on senior management requests to ensure employees can do their work without getting burned out.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees before deliverables and they will be more loyal and, in the long run, you will get more out of them.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Starting day 1 - Did nothing but walk on eggshells and manage politics among managers"

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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. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're in Hollywood and you get to see celebrities every now and then. It's cool knowing you're a part of something that everyone enjoys.

    Cons

    You're in Hollywood. It's the most political and corporate environment you'll ever come across. Infighting is common place among VPs who are more concerned with protecting their jobs and workspace over the success of a department. If you have an idea, you should't share it because it could come off as "against the grain" and you'll either get reprimanded (in my case) or get shafted by the executive in charge that you're not a team player.

    Been in many meetings where VPs just scream at each other because the other person didn't get their way or because the other person clearly wasn't listening. It's pretty petty at the higher level and very little good comes from it because it's clear everyone cares too much about their own egos over having some humility for once.

    In terms of hiring - their mentality is "cheaper is better" and they leverage that against you. WB does not pay well if you're anything under a Director. Even for managers it's pretty insulting the amount of hours they expect you to input and the lack of recognition in any regard.

    You don't want to spend your career here because you won't get recognized. They care more about "how we did things the past few decades" instead of truly innovating. You'll just be a number here and the company culture creates a sense of insecurity and unwillingness to share new ideas because those that do... always get shafted or reprimanded or shut down outright.

    Advice to Management

    Define a vision and culture. I still don't know to this day what the company stands for outside of "cut costs".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Line Producer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - California in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - California in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Time on-set and on location
    - Face time with full production team and cast
    - Wonderful office skill experience
    - Free food all the time!

    Cons

    - 60+ hour weeks
    - At least 50% personal work for producers
    - Ethical dilemmaas

    Advice to Management

    Less personal work - the show should come first


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Closed-door conversations can be career-limiting"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and brand recognition
    Interesting projects and the resources to pursue them
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    It seems like alliances need to be formed in order to move up in the company. This pits people against each other and creates a real problem with getting the best ideas implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Be concerned about how the power dynamic can be used against employees, especially in a post #metoo era.


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