Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
421 Reviews
3.6
421 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 51 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 71 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 17 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great products, Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Web Developer in London, England

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is so friendly, I found it a great place to work. Location is very central and the products are great too. The culture is very relaxed and you do feel like apart of a team.

    Cons

    Communication is key. Turner has recently been going through loads of changes and it was a very difficult time for me and loads of my colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start communicating and acknowledging your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits , summer Friday

    Cons

    Management non-existent , blame culture , too many changes and little understanding of what's going on , under-resourced , wrong people in the wrong place , no clear structure ,no training , role not well defined where someone is clearly bored and another completely over-worked , Managers completely inadequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication of expectations , more resources , new managers with better experience/knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some extremely clique-y staff members

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great exposure into the industry - this is be expected as it is one of the industry leaders. The adequate compensation package and other benefits such as work/life balance, perks etc definitely help to foster an environment of creativity.

    Cons

    One of the worst examples of positive office culture. Extremely clique-y - this was particularly evident in the departments with less of an international remit.

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  5.  

    Great Products, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Brands and Office Location. Massive company wide restructuring bodes well for the future and has encouraged new ideas.

    Cons

    Occasional poor communication. Reorganisation has lost a lot of talent and experience. General feeling is that it will be tough in the short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, Communication, Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is what you make of it - as always.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    *Good colleagues and a largely positive working environment. No overt aggressiveness or blame-culture.
    *Work-life balance was good on the whole but depended a lot on the area and work.
    *Good central location in London
    *Offered some good-ish development training

    Cons

    *Decision-makers tended not to know/grasp properly what they were doing.
    * Not enough checks and balances.
    *A chronic make -do-and-mend approach despite serious structural changes/expansion
    *Pay and promotion not great
    *Employees tended to stay on and become “comfortable”, which brought problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine focus and adequately update the company to reflect the world it's operating in. The company is going through a restructure, so things may change/changing in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn with general good athmosphere

    Cons

    Not as much growth potential

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Comfortable and cheap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, comfortable, not very corporate at all, great community and place to work.

    Cons

    Pays little compared to most private media companies, some people who thrive on pressure won't like the laid back atmosphere. The perks for a media company are quite unsubstantial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investment in people helps in the long run.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting environment and products to work with

    Cons

    Political, Poor Systems, Lacking in direction

  10.  

    A good first job as a fresh graduate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PR Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - PR Coordinator in London, England

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A good first job as a fresh graduate. Gained solid experience from a good surrounding of professionals. The american nature of the business promoted an industrious culture.

    Cons

    This was a good first job for me, not really any cons - but then wasn't there long enough due to fixed term contract arrangement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Vivid environment and friendly people.

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with credit in the business. All sorts of internal opportunities to change rolls from time to time. Very good team work.

    Cons

    Too slow to make things move. Always inform people the on the last day of renewing contract or not, which is not very nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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