Discovery, Inc. Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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Discovery, Inc. President and CEO David M. Zaslav
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance, amazing management(in 146 reviews)

  • "Discovery has exciting brands to work for(in 145 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Amazing experience to work for discovery channel(in 107 reviews)

  • "work life balance is not that great at times(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Jan 26, 2021 - Broadcast Producer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, amazing management.

      Cons

      There are no cons working here

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Nov 16, 2021 - Operations 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The team and work life balance

      Cons

      Job progression and the software used for tracking

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sexism and favouritism in abundance

      Oct 26, 2021 - Product Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can’t think of any pros at all

      Cons

      Absolutely no opportunity for promotion unless you stroke the ego of upper management and sell your soul to the boys club. Good leadership is not celebrated and these are the people who end up leaving the terrible senior people behind to wreak havoc on the well being and work/life balance of everyone else. Favouritism is everywhere and leadership in the department I worked in was non-existent. I’d go as far to say they behaved very inappropriately and created a culture of fear so that team members would not speak out. My role function changed multiple times and when I asked for a job description for latest role I was placed in (with no notice) I was told that the organisation was at liberty to move me around how they wanted. Getting on with the actual job was impossible without it being a detriment to your life, especially working from home during the pandemic. Projects, objectives and deadlines shifted every two weeks and created wasted work across the board. Internal stakeholders were also impossible to work with as they had no understanding of product management despite years of hand holding and explanation. My exit interview was with an HR person I’d never met and they worked in a completely different country so had absolutely no context of my team or role, so the process was just lip service and box ticking. The company is run on ego and people pleasing and I’m thrilled to see the back of it.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Space for improvement

      Mar 3, 2021 - Creative Manager in Chiswick, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, flexibility, work/life balance

      Cons

      Lack of clear strategy / SMART goals

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Super

      Jan 11, 2021 - Sales Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work I like to management team

      Cons

      Salary and work life balance

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to start your career in media

      Sep 1, 2020 - Programming & Planning Coordinator in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely people, great location, lots of opportunities, good work-life balance

      Cons

      Slightly too corporate for my taste; could benefit from being more innovative

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tumultuous times

      Jan 1, 2020 - Corporate Finance Analyst in Chiswick, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance & easy to get involved in extra non-work activities

      Cons

      Slow moving decision making, little responsibilities & loads of uncertainty at the time

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good benefits no career progression

      Sep 2, 2019 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits package and work life balance work can be repetitive

      Cons

      No career progression lots of favourites get promoted

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work cutlure

      Sep 11, 2019 - QA Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture , good work life balance

      Cons

      not much scope for career progression

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent

      Jun 12, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open, Relaxed, friendly, work life balance

      Cons

      Not that I could think of

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