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Updated September 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Innovative, great people to work with, work/life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "The executive team is easily accessible and encourages employee growth in addition to a work/life balance" (in 11 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. "Good Times"

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

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in weather

    Cons

    Too many changes in direction


  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. "AP review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Good stuff at this job yep

    Cons

    Bad stuff at this job yep


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place if you are a manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The managers, IT and some of the on camera people make a good salary. Most of the staff are great to work with. Co workers were the best part of the job.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons. Most of the managers that come from a news background. The Weather Channel has lost its way. More staff cuts as the company was recently sold again. People are always concerned about the next round of lay offs. Do yourself a favor don't apply if you are not a manager, marketing or IT. The managers believe that they "know it all" and are not receptive to suggestions about anything. Communication is very poor between managers and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the way the company was founded. Start doing weather again instead of news. Actually communicate with "lower level" employees. I can think of a number of managers that need to be shown the door. Way too much time spent in meetings.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good location, benefits, reputable brand, flexibility, pay

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for development is the main thing that is highly disliked about this company. Cross training in another area of interest is not encouraged, movement to other departments not encouraged, upward mobility opportunities are not available, middle management remains stagnant. Lack of professional development overall. Most managers are terrible at actually managing. Some division leads pretend to know what they're doing, but actually don't, however they get promoted anyway. Some departments work in silos. All the emphasis is on the digital business..... none on the TV business.

    Advice to Management

    Where are the opportunities / career track for middle management?


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