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Updated April 2, 2018
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Pros
  • Innovative, great people to work with, work/life balance (in 25 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. "Great Place to Work and Gain Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very well known and open for advancement

    Cons

    There's really none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. "Good, but still room to improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, great people to work with, work/life balance

    Cons

    Way too top heavy, need to give back autonomy to the teams that make decisions

  3. "Help Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    There are none. Terrible company

    Cons

    incredibly cut throat environment to come to every morning

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act. This starts at the top


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Constantly sprinting but not always in the right direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with some truly great people during my time there, and there were good opportunities to learn and grow my skills. Was able to increase my responsibilities based on merit every year or two. Company is generally trying to innovate and stay ahead of the market to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Leadership is a bit shaky in terms of defining and communicating what the strategy is and how the company is going to get there. Often times it was a high-stress, short-term goal driven environment. Bigger jobs were almost always filled by outside hires, and often times those hires were not any better than the people on their team who missed out on the promotion and then had to report to inferior managers. As a result of this, most of the great employees leave and the lesser ones stay - not a recipe for success.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiring process and promote from within. Stop running the business like everyone is in constant panic.


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great team to work with nice people.

    Cons

    They changed their focus every 6 months

    Advice to Management

    Keep 1 thing the same for at least 1 year and measure the success.


  6. "Original Programming grows within the corporate climate"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Office is friendly throughout most departments. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Many of the departments are run on skeleton crews relying on employees to perform multiple job tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to contract less of the staff if keeping employees from leaving for other work places


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No room to move up in company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, work life, Fun Tools to use

    Cons

    No advancement, Upper Management doesn't care about you

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic"

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

    Pros

    If you work in the IT department, you are seen as a GOD.

    Cons

    Everyone else is looked at as a servant to be chopped of the menu.


  9. "Good brain trust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offered a good learning environment especially in the digital space. Colleagues from diverse backgrounds that brought in best-in-class thinking from adjacent verticals.

    Cons

    Not sufficient resources for all the corporate priorities. Too many top management layers and not enough worker bees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few priorities with sufficient resourcing. Invest more in career development of employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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