Time Warner Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
125 Reviews
3.5
125 Reviews
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Time Warner President, CEO, and Director Jeff Bewkes
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58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They emphasize work-life balance, I never felt pressured to work longer hours (than necessary) in order to succeed (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, training as well as vacation time (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Also there isn't a lot of room for growth within some of the departments (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management on some teams should not be there (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, it will get even better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secretary in London, England
    Current Employee - Secretary in London, England

    I have been working at Time Warner

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits. The company is very diverse with many different products. Should be recession proof - we all need to have fun these days.

    Cons

    Change happens too slowly, costs cuts are always aimed at headcount rather than common sense cuts. Too often the lower paid employees get cut rather than the higher paid executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the actual costs not the number of employees. Cuttting heads but not the workload is not a good combination and leads to loss of morale. Employees are supposed to be our number 1 asset, we need morale to be high.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Time Warner

    Pros

    Flexible workplace for future career growth

    Cons

    Ctc to match industry standards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company with Lots of Old Timers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, higher than average compensation at Corporate.

    Cons

    The culture is resistant to change and there aren't enough female leaders to effect gender diversity, especially in the senior management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your most valuable assets - its people. Identify those employees who have demonstrated good work and ambition to do more by challenging them and promoting them to be in non-traditional roles to help them learn the business. Promote gender and race diversity to shift the culture to embrace change and drive innovation of thought. There are many "old timers" in key decision-making positions who are obtuse to implicit biases against women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Organized and supportive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Time Warner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Support from managers, collaborative environment, diversity

    Cons

    I didn't find many cons during my internship experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful experience! :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TWCAP Summer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - TWCAP Summer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Time Warner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great location at 59th and Columbus (can't beat looking out into central park on sunny days)
    Leading media company = awesome name on a resume
    Lots of fun activities going on every week
    Free premieres to new Warner Bros movies and tv shows
    Young workforce for the most part, and really chill fun work environment to be in

    Cons

    Hours can get kinda long depending on department you're in
    Over-priced cafeteria
    For a 21st century media company....the building sure hasn't kept pace.....way to corporate looking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern I had a wonderful experience in my department so there isn't much I can say really.

    For those of you looking to join this company though...keep in mind the offices are shifting to Hudson Yards in 2018...and as per managements word...there will be a lot more "shared working spaces" (aka downsizing) so just something to consider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a happy place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time

    Pros

    Decent entry level salary for the area

    Cons

    Very strict environment you feel chained to your desk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Simply a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible work hours and good pay

    Cons

    not enough personal growth in the long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to create more opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    challenging for career minded individuals

    Cons

    management needs people skills and effective leadership styles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on programs to recognize employee contributions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager and Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at Time Inc are great. Everyone is smart, knowledgeable about the industry and works very hard. The company is ahead of the game within the digital stratosphere. Great at diversifying the company.

    Cons

    They don't make it particularly easy to move between titles. They would bring an outsider in before shifting internally. Trying to get a promotion is like pulling teeth!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to make internal shifts at least after a year. It will keep things fresh and keep bodies inside the building.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fired for no cause

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I worked at Time Warner full-time

    Pros

    Liked the 40 hr job. Liked the benefits and the hours

    Cons

    Fired by HR after supervisor claimed I cheated on a test. I scored 95% and the people around me failed or scored less. She contacted HR and I was asked to leave the building. No support was given to me before/after the termination. I must now apply for food stamps until I start a new job and cannot get them without a termination letter from T-W and can't even get that. HELP PLEASE AS I HAVE A 5 YR OLD SON TO SUPPORT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure HR has better training and make sure that trainers are qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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