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Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Sometimes work life balance was not so balanced (in 18 reviews)

  • Learned a lot, but not an overall a lot of room for growth (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Warner Bros."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great IP

    Cons

    Not a lot of synergy between divisions

    Advice to Management

    Be less risk averse, encourage creative thinking


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    "Director Marketing Affiliates"

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing Affiliates in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director Marketing Affiliates in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with a solid brand with excellent employee benefits and training on a multicultural environment!.

    Cons

    Warner culture is to faraway from the consumers. It needs to be more consumer friendly.

    Advice to Management

    They should allow to create more marketing tools for consumers. It could be in form of consumer products, getting closer to the day to day needs from children to adults audiences.


  3. "Loving entertainment company..."

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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

    Always opportunity for connections as the studio is always active and changing with the varied productions.

    Cons

    Beware the ones that are in the spotlight, power trips are quite common amidst these halls.

    Advice to Management

    Office politics should not be where you deliver your stresses from home.


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  5. "Manager Infrastructure"

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

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

    Pros

    Team cohesion and positive work-life balence

    Cons

    Out-sourcing and mergers caused layoffs


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    There are many people who have been here for many years. A testament to the collegial atmosphere and good people who are attracted to this place.

    Cons

    Many divisions work in silos, something that the company has been trying to overcome, with some success.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep listening to the employee feedback!


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Stable atmosphere with creative people!

    Cons

    Large company, so change is slow to develop.

    Advice to Management

    Become more nimble to adjust to the pace of the world in 2017.


  8. "Marketing Specialist"

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

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Great team that worked together successfully

    Cons

    Minimal growth depending on leadership


  9. "Director, WBCP"

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    Current Employee - Director, WBCP in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director, WBCP in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes good care of their top performers.

    Cons

    Not as focused on the realities of the retail landscape as they should be. Departments and divisions have their own agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring generals and bring in more soldiers. The more work from less people mentality has a tipping point that when reached results in less productivity. Potential is handicapped as those responsible for making things happen at retail get bogged down in the minutia of executing programs.


  10. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    fun, supportive, exciting, kind, empowered

    Cons

    politics, politics, politics, politics, politics


  11. "Tour Department is a trap - The rest of the Studio is great"

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

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

    Pros

    -You can see and experience many things that happen around the WB lot
    -You get to know a historic studio like the back of your hand
    -Many of your co-workers will become your very close friends
    -Occasionally you can see free screenings of their movies

    Cons

    -HR lies to you in the interview saying it is a great starter job for people wanting to get in the entertainment industry (in any capacity), but in reality as soon as you put on the uniform a large percentage of the people who work on the studio treat you like a second class citizen and often run in the other direction
    -Management almost never listens to your suggestions, no matter how logical they may be, they pretend to listen and be nice, but then ignore the large populous of the complains from employees
    -The current executives and managers have often tried to implement knew ideas that would make WB Tours on more of a scale of Disney or Universal, but don't realize they don't fit the size or culture of the studio. The people who think up and implement these ideas don't spend any time in their own department to know how it would effect everyone.
    -The uniform is not comfortable or fashionable for any season
    -The union you are forced to join does not do anything to help and has even admitted our department has out grown their specialty
    -Tour guides are often treated as if they were expendable and not a truly valued employee
    -There is a lot of favoritism in the department (though never admitted) and horrible explanations for why certain people get better "assignments" or "taken off assignments"
    -Often training is rushed and or not completed fully before you are expected to do certain tasks, it adds confusion to employees and guests

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your employees concerns and act of them.
    -Don't' play favorites
    -Have a better training system for both new and old employees (especially if you implement new aspects of the job)



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