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The job was always on the cutting edge.
Payroll Director (Former Employee) –  MarylandSeptember 22, 2016
The company is an excellent place to work for. Excellent place to start from fresh out of school. Good people to work with. Good benefit. Good location and safe place to work.
Pros
Great Christmas parties
Cons
Slow advancements
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Good place to work
Director, Production Management (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDSeptember 18, 2016
Discovery has been a good place to work. It offers good work-life balance and good benefits including on-site day care, doctor/nurse offices, and parental leave.
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The department you get placed in is very important
Direct Response Ad Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 15, 2016
I would say overall the company is great. However, there is not much movement or growth. It is also somewhat political. If your boss doesn't like you, you will not do well.
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Great Place to work
MEDIA LOGISTICS COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Miami, FloridaSeptember 14, 2016
Great place work. Management works closely with the staff. Lots of room to grow in the with many locations if you are willing to relocate. always away of the status of the company.
Pros
Lots to learn and room to grow
Cons
Closing Miami Office
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Overall Discovery is an okay place to work.
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDSeptember 4, 2016
I worked at Discovery for 3 years and watched at least three rounds of layoffs. The co-workers, benefits, work environment, and pay are great. However it is clear that the greed of higher ups has effected the way they do business and the corporate culture. Management is back stabbing and looking out for themselves, as they have to be when no ones job is secure.
Pros
Pay, benefits, fun, people
Cons
Layoffs galore, little opportunity for advancement, CYA atmosphere
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Fun work place with talented employees.
Marketing editor (Former Employee) –  Spokane, WAAugust 25, 2016
Love the upbeat attitude of the workers. Close-knit group. After hours get togethers allowed us to get to know each other on a new level, which ultimately helped be successful on the job.
Pros
International travel, good salary.
Cons
Long commute.
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Fun workplace with great people
Sales Client & Brand Partnership Planner (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 19, 2016
Fun workplace with great people and a very balanced work / life atmosphere. A great place to start your career and grow. Lots of movement with a clear career path.
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Fun agile project.
Senior Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDJuly 5, 2016
Great place to work. Value is found in share price as is executive compensation. Recent layoffs do not help the majority of the company.
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Great Exposure
IT Technical Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 23, 2016
This is a great company to observe the different departments with in operations.

This company has been around for several decades and has great systems inlace for growth. There is limited exposure to many of these systems but there is visibility.
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Good Company but increasing instability
Ad Sales & Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 15, 2016
I worked at Discovery Communications for 3 years.

Discovery as many other companies offers great benefits: Salary, 401K, Legal Service, Fitness Reimbursement, tuition reimbursements, Health & Dental plans (Extra: On Site- Wellness Center & Health fairs) However, most companies offer some or all of these benefits to stay competitive.

Discovery is going through a huge change in direction, less creative, innovative and exploratory to a more public corporate culture. Focus more on short-term results rather than long term growth to make quarterly and yearly earnings expectations.

Let's don't forget that this is likely to get worse since Discovery has been cutting and shifting away positions towards Latin America and Europe.
Pros
Great Benefits for employees
Cons
There isn't a lot of room for long term growth
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Good company to work at.
DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Sterling, VAMay 18, 2016
It was a very gratifying experience working for a great company like this. This place has good energy and people are very friendly. In addition to this, most of the people are very professional.
Pros
Good healthcare
Cons
long hours, routing overnight shift
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One of the best places to work in DC Metro Area
Global Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDMay 11, 2016
As a working mother, I struggle with being a good mom and being good at what I do. I can honestly say Discovery has been an amazing place to really enforce work life balance. With on-site day care, wellness, fitness and options to telework, I've been able to juggle my career and shuttle kids to girl scouts, sports, doctors, and talent shows. Although my salary could be improved, I think Discovery makes up for it with other benefits.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
low salaries
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Discovery Communications -SAP FICO Consultant
SAP FICO Consultant (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDMay 10, 2016
* In Cost Center Accounting, created cost centers, activity types, statistical key figures, Cost Center Standard Hierarchy, cost center categories, document numbers, maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments, validations and substitutions, distribution and assessment.
* In Profit Center Accounting, configured Profit center structure, Standard Hierarchy, Configured Profit center Master Data, assigned different Controlling Objects to Profit Center Accounting.
* Responsible for identifying and documenting all CCA and PCA test cases.
* Generated reports using Report Painter and Report Writer.
* Documented the configurations and prepared functional/ technical specifications.
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Multi-National Media Compnay
FINANCE AND OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SENIOR) ANALYST (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 9, 2016
Domestically, Discovery Communications is in transition, moving from a strictly cable media company. For example, a stronger focus has been but on digital media.
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
Career Growth
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Very professional and relaxed environment
Credit & Collections Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDApril 18, 2016
The relationship between management and staff is very lose. There is constant communication both formal and informal. A typical workday is the open discussions held to discuss how to better serve the clients. Management is open minded and spend a lot of time on the floor among the workers. Co-workers got along very well and shared mutual respect. They were also supportive of each other and very team oriented.
The hardest part of the job is implementing new ideas that are recommended by the staff.And the most enjoyable part was making lasting friendship
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Okay, if you dont care about your career
Integrated Ad Sales Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 29, 2016
Very political. They don't really care about your career growth. Upper management is very condescending and don't want to help others grow.
Pros
Great work hours and benefits
Cons
They do not care about your career, you'll have to do some serious butt kissing.
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Great Company
Credit & Collection Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDFebruary 24, 2016
Fun company with many, many perks for employees. Under-staffed in most departments requiring a lot of overtime for most employees. Nothing is constant but change and change is daily.
Pros
Great Perks
Cons
Under-staffed
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Great co-workers, benefits, company events, job training, salary
Programming Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLFebruary 17, 2016
I am grateful for the opportunity that Discovery has given me these passed 2 years. This organization has been a wonderful launch pad for my career and allowed for both tremendous personal and professional growth. I am fortunate enough to be under an amazing management team that really nourishes professional growth. I have demonstrated the compromise of my role as a Programming Manager, developing working tools that have allowed me to get a better overview of the objectives and have helped me to make the best strategic decisions. I have demonstrated my competency in the business process, creating competitive programming strategies aligned with the region needs, monitoring broadcast ratings and competitive landscape regularly and developing initiatives to support content strategies.
Pros
amazing benefits, good work/life blanace
Cons
restructures
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Good company to work for
Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 22, 2016
It was a very gratifying experience working for a great company like this. This place has good energy and people are very friendly. In addition to this, most of the people are very professional.
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Discovery Communications was one of the best experiences Ive had
Discovery Corporate Security Intern (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDJanuary 14, 2016
A typical day started with everyone genuinely happy to be there. I learned something new every day and was put in situations where I was forced to increase my knowledge.
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4.2
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