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Updated November 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "Innovative, great people to work with, work/life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good work culture with decent work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

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

  • "No advancement, Upper Management doesn't care about you" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Software Developer, IntelliStar"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, saving lives. Informing people

    Cons

    Weak leadrship. Leadership vaccum filled by inexperienced employees

  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture with decent work life balance. Provides opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Less career growth opportunities and relatively less salary raises.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better career growth opportunities.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales environment is not healthy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are losing market share. The way they treat employees, I'm glad

    Cons

    They paint a great picture but management does not support. They get you to accept then the dating is over and the BS flies. The turnover says it all. I wish I never joined the firm it has ruined the solid work history and reputation I had with my clients and advertisers.

    Advice to Management

    The property is living in the stone age. Don't pull people with families out of jobs. Hire people cutting their teeth.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly Coworkers / Disorganized Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are pleasant to be around and it is a tight knit community. People working in different offices still feel well connected.

    Cons

    Hard work and doing an exceptional job is not rewarded. Instead you are expected to pick up the slack of team members who are falling behind since it is a team effort. Promotions are not given to those who excel but rather those who complain about not being promoted or are given randomly.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who are doing well and be more stern with those who are not.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Broadcast Data"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    My peers are great to work with and very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too Many Managers / Poor Quality Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Us "low level" folks are great people

    Cons

    Where do I begin?
    Management keeps creating fake new VP levels
    Too many upper level managers need to be shown the door
    CEO is clueless to all the problems
    Way too many middle managers (like 6 VPs and countless others)
    Pay is so messed up and unfair
    Management thinks they know everything and can't take criticism or open to suggestions
    Management is always disrespectful
    Management is too "CNN"
    Pay raises are terrible
    They give Bonuses occasionally and claim that's how they can give you a pay raise. That's not how bonuses work.
    They rarely promote within (unless your the favorite) instead they hire a freelance
    No investment in retaining employees since you can always be replaced by a freelancer
    There are many low levels with certain expertise that make TWC what it is that are treated like dirt and we are the ones who make it happen.
    No advancement in many departments

    Advice to Management

    Fire 1/2 the management and hire more lower level people.

    Actually listen and take action for your employees when they know what's wrong.

    Create goals and stick to them... you can't do that right now.

    David Kenny isn't in charge as listed here but David Schull (former CEO) and owner Byron Allen need to actually hear their employees problems. Dont listen to the executives hiding the truth.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable place to work, relaxed environment, friendly & diverse people

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement and leadership. Management plays favorites and overlooks top players, causing some of the best talent to leave. Constant restructuring. Teams are understandably dejected and unmotivated. Questionable hiring standards and lack of managing those who are not performing up to standard, causing team members to pick up co-workers' slack.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiring process, actually manage teams, strive towards unified goals and make objectives clear to all employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "TWC digital acquired by IBM = trouble"

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

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

    Pros

    The TWC family up to the IBM acquisition was a great family to be a part of. I learned so much from great people.

    Cons

    IBM is great, but TWC has not wanted to integrate. Lacking leadership and direction. People leave or are forced out every week. The good people have moved into IBM or left.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace IBM and promote it. Break up the leadership cliques and respect people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good payment

    Cons

    Talking about TV design department: Micro-management is really bad there even though you do your job at the best possible quality, there is always a feeling of distrust among design-TV managers. No respect to the staff needs and ideas, as the management is pretty old-fashioned looking at you down. The higher manager because of their own reputation to get the best work, makes you compete with your own manager! The worst idea ever! As you would lose the game either way.

    Advice to Management

    Be thoughtful and respectful of your staff.