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Updated July 6, 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 People"

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work, especially in our industry. People are actually nice to one another, and they smile.

    Cons

    I wish I knew a forecast for this industry's future


  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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "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?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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