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Weather Channel Atlanta Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • great people, flexible with employees (in 22 reviews)

  • The executive team is easily accessible and encourages employee growth in addition to a work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • In my interviews they said there was a work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • The problems at the Weather Channel is upper management (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the cable industry.

    Cons

    Lay offs are frequent. Company is doing is best to be more attractive to being sold including laying off its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at keeping employees in the loop of what the company overall goals are and how I can play a role as an individual. Some times it felt employees didn't know what was going on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good company"

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    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Management needs work and input

    Advice to Management

    It was ok

  3. "Advertising"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, flexible with employees

    Cons

    lots of change with IBM, interested to see how it shakes out

    Advice to Management

    continue to be transparent


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Confusing Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for weather enthusiasts, friendly work environment, great office location, on-site cafe comes in handy when you want to take a chance on mediocre food choices.

    Cons

    Too many people making decisions that should only require one person, lots of chaos and confused individuals making decisions, lots of last minute decisions that could have been planned in advance

    Advice to Management

    Provide managers with training on how to effectively manage a group of people and keeping personal issues at home. There are too many mood swings that others have to work with and it becomes tiring not knowing which personality you're going to get on any given day.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Too Much Hanky Panky"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary for what you are asked to do. Plenty of time to work on personal side projects. Everyone has an outside business on which they spend a lot of time during work hours.

    Cons

    A lot of sexual shenanigans, especially among the older employees. Promotions and choice assignments are handed out more freely to women who develop "personal relationships" with their bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a more professional work environment.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Software Developer, IntelliStar"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The IntelliStar Software Engineering department was the strongest group of programmers I've ever worked with. Great culture, high competence.

    Cons

    Things have changed: the company has been sold several times since I left, first to NBC/Comcast/Bain Capital, and then partially sold (split) to IBM. Friends still at TWC are not as happy as they used to be, though I can't provide much insight since I left years ago.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Underpaid and no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Windows Administrator in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Windows Administrator in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Private cafeteria with gourmet food.

    Cons

    This place had an extremely high turn rate. They hire a lot of contract work and rarely retain any employees. I constantly saw new faces in my short time there. There was no room for growth here either. You come to work, do your job, and leave. Nothing more for this place to offer.

    Advice to Management

    None, my manager was non-existent.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Digital Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Digital Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Now that IBM has become the parent company better employee benefits and perks.
    -Great training and professional career development opportunities.
    -Summer Fridays
    -Worked on great campaigns with well known advertisers.
    -Great brand to get on your resume. Pay was pretty decent with quarterly bonuses based on team performance.

    Cons

    -Internal office politics.
    -No growth. Nobody in the entire department was promoted. No work life balance and all of the account managers were over worked. Including Account Executives.
    -Too many upper management changes CEO, CFO, CMO all gone or changed several times within a year during my tenure.
    -Kept in the dark by management concerning direction of the department. Bad communication nothing is filtered down.
    -High employee turnover in the last few years.
    -Internal processes and procedures to run a digital campaign are inefficient and very error prone. Causing campaigns to run incorrectly all the time. No accountability on the Ad Ops side to work with sales to resolve problems.
    -The other departments are not really supportive in helping or supporting sales grow revenue. Focused on there own internal department agenda.

    Advice to Management

    -Work on providing incentives to high performing employees.
    -The entire post sales process needs to be upgraded immediately. The company is compromising client relationships, overworking support teams, and operating inefficiently in the market place. Which has a negative impact on revenue.
    -Get the D level Directors and VPs that are just there for a pay check and not contributing to generating revenue out of there. Evaluate their performance quarterly and hold them accountable.
    -Change the company culture were sales is the bad guy. No sales generates revenue for the entire organization and needs to be supported in an adequate matter by all internal supporting departments.
    -Improve the communication across the entire company at a levels, and be 100% transparent with your employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Too many management changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, not too many in hierarchy to get process implemented.

    Cons

    Too many management changes in a short amount of time. New CEO, CFO, CMO.. all management has changed in the past 5 years and continues to change.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Always had a good boss
    -Great Benefits
    -Team Building events

    Cons

    -Layoffs seemed high
    -Commute was long
    -New Floor layout was too open
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