Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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Working with movie stars

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Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Burbank, CA (US)
Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Burbank, CA (US)

I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The benefits are really good: health care, life insurance,

You get to see early screenings of movies.

You have easy access to enter/leave the Warner Brother's lot. It's not uncommon to see movie stars or filming during my lunch break.

The cafeteria is cheap and tasty.

Overall, it's a nice culture.

Cons

The pay is low compared with other companies.

Upward movement seems happen very slowly

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Put in more than you get back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Warner Bros. produces great content, is an industry leader in home entertainment, and is more innovative than other studios with exploring new initiatives; you would be proud to be a part of it.
    -Not an overly corporate atmosphere where you are micromanaged
    -A lot of great, smart people work here
    -Some people are paid well compared to other places; but it depends

    Cons

    -The Home Entertainment group consists of home video, digital, and interactive... the distribution of individual resources given to each of these subsets is wildly imbalanced, and frankly, makes little rational sense considering trends, numbers, expectations, etc.
    -Strong sense of competitiveness between different groups; there isn't a natural tendency to collaborate and share, it's like a fake niceness when they see the others as a threat or someone who could potentially put you out of a job
    -A lot of the hardest workers (with the best experience/education) are perpetual contractors that are overworked and underpaid with little to no longterm career prospects - regardless of how well they perform. There seems to be more and more emphasis on cheap labor, which is not a smart way to run the business in the longterm because outside of a bad economy, you give valuable team members absolutely NO motivation to stay... which then makes the team suffer in regards to constant turnover and no one left that is aware of how to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good work, not politics. Pay attention to what is best for where the company/industry is headed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand, not so great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Pros

    WB offers the chance to work on great titles. You get the opportunity to interface closely with the artists and have a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Employees are stressed and unhappy. Working in a shrinking industry creates tense, insecure managers who hide and hoard information. There is no sense of teamwork and meritocracy does not exist. My advice is to get your experience and get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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