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Updated Jan 21, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great place to work and great benefits(in 205 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance at company(in 168 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be pretty bad(in 51 reviews)

  • "Busy upper management nothing else(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Cyber Sec analyst

      May 23, 2019 - Cyber Security Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good package and great leadership

      Cons

      Busy upper management nothing else

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great environment

      Jan 21, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My team was small, professional, easy going, and cooperative

      Cons

      We eventually got shuffled around by upper management and had people dictating how to reconfigure our product to fit their "vision", despite it not being a good idea and not being staffed for all that extra work.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Devolving company

      Jun 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Decent benefits and good time off for old-timers - though I gather they've cutdown vacation days for new hires. Modern, clean office. Working with high-ish quality content.

      Cons

      Seemed like it was great when HBO had autonomy under the old CEO, but since merger and formation of WarnerMedia, culture has completely shifted. AT&T has completely done away with any of the traditions HBO partook in that generated enthusiasm for working in television. Decisions regarding HBO Max that should have been made ages ago were made at the last minute including, structural changes, team responsibilities and upper management shifts. Unwanted, additional work from other networks under WarnerMedia thrust upon us, adding way more hours and stress to an already under-staffed department. Senior leadership seems unaware/turns a blind eye to all the overworked people below them. Overall, staff members I've met are nice enough, but lack a sense of warmth. Don't even get me started on the pod people posing as senior executives (newbie Kilar may be ok). Unrelated to all the above, but preventative care covered by company health plans is pitiful (how do they not cover skin cancer checks and prostate exams as preventative care!?)

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    4. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 3 years

      Comes in waves

      Sep 21, 2020 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      Good creative team with lots of opportunities to grow and advance in creative techniques.

      Cons

      There are moments when upper management and the employees don't see eye to eye but there is no way to provide feedback in what feels to be a professional manner.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Your basic standard office job

      Jun 27, 2019 - Traffic Log Planning Editor in Atlanta, GA
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      Pros

      - Great Benefits from the company - Being able to have "Turner" on your resume is apparently a plus.. - Working at the techwood campus in Atlanta amongst other more creative departments is great for networking.

      Cons

      Basically... If you love the stability and complacency of a standard office cubical job without any type of travel this is a perfect fit for you. However, If you are more free spirited, entrepreneurial, or creative... DO NOT APPLY! I REPEAT, DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB! Everyday feels like its groundhogs day, the day in and day out work load is beyond monotonous . It will slowly start to wear and tear on both your physical and mental well being. Until you become a docile office rat doing whatever "upper management" asks of you. I wish I was able to read a blunt review like this before applying. I took the position because I was contract for a few years and got tired of the uncertainty. So I figured having legit company benefits would be nice for a change. (Especially since I was just a few years out of college) But other than the "essential benefits" such as health, 401k etc. this particular role is beyond boring! It's more to life than just clicking buttons all day and replying back to the same emails daily. I challenge you to do more and go after the position or lifestyle you truly want! DO NOT SETTLE! Hope this helps ;)

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      You're not at Turner anymore...

      May 11, 2019 - IT Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits, competitive pay. Overall, quite a few talented and knowledgeable people that you may work with. The campus has been redone to be "user-friendly" and other than the open workspaces where privacy is non-existent, and the noise can be distracting; it's a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.

      Cons

      The original "Turner" culture often referred to as a 'family environment" is gone. The now frequent layoffs keep most of the staff on edge. It's reduced the creative, innovative atmosphere that existed. Management has become increasingly driven by perception rather than facts or results-based performance. Most managers have not risen through the ranks, so they often have little real understanding of the work. The 20% reduction of the entire company in 2014 had just faded from memory when the latest Voluntary Separations began. The is a lot of talk about diversity, but a quick scan of the upper management is mostly white and predominantly male. There is fear that AT&T will suck the life out of a formerly vibrant, profitable and yes, fun place to work.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Turner Broadcasting is a great company to work for.

      Apr 22, 2019 - Senior Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company has great benefits and great people.

      Cons

      Not enough diversity and inclusion in upper management.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company takes care of its employees

      Jan 3, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Great benefits -Internal support to move up within company -Strong values

      Cons

      -Not a lot of opportunities communication between lower-level employees and executives/upper management

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very good company to work for, but very little movement or interaction between departments.

      Sep 8, 2009 -  
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      Pros

      The company is really good in terms of benefits, competitive salaries (on the business side at least), a company outing at least once a year, transportation reiumbursement, employee discounts at stores, gyms, etc. Overall, the people here are great, and seem very happy working here. Turner does a good job about making employees feel good about working here, and makes efforts to encourage life/work balance. In the last year, HR has done a good job about bringing more programs to work, like yoga and weight watchers. The office environment is business casual, and while office hours are 8:30 - 5:30, there are summer Fridays and perks like that.

      Cons

      It's difficult to move up based on merit alone, rather promotions are given to those who have "stuck it out" longer than others. For some upper management roles, there is little turnover, and these people have been here for over a decade. The company needs some fresh ideas, new blood. From what I've seen, there is also little interaction between various departments, and people can't move between groups that easily as I haven't seen too much hiring from within. There is very little help in terms of career development, or graduate school aid.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      I am thankful to be part of the Turner family

      Apr 6, 2010 - Senior Graphics Operator in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance in my department. No problem in getting time off if I submit request within a reasonable time frame. Great benefits package. Excellent perks, like sporting event tickets. Professional Development Center is a great resource for training in a variety of areas: software skills, management & leadership skills, and even an online "Turner 101" course which gives great background information on the history of the company. Very good recognition program. Improving satisfaction since AOL separation. I can't say enough good things about working at Turner.

      Cons

      The 24/7 divisions tend to have morale issues. Many people get held back from career opportunities because their management doesn't want to let them go. Burnout is also a major issue with 24/7 operations. The majority of upper management in most divisions, including mine, is white male, especially in technical areas. Upward mobility in some departments is not an option. Some technicians tend to be "pigeonholed" by their skills. Recognition program not utilized by enough employees. Often do not hear from HR when applying for internal positions.

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