Executive Director (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 7, 2018
Discovery seems to want to create shows which appeal to the worst in the human spirit: Being a conniving jerk (Fast N' Loud) or make fun of different people (all of TLC). Now they want to apply the same formula of "drama at any cost" to HGTV, which is ruining the brand
Employee (Current Employee) – United States – November 23, 2018
Discovery Communication's has a positive vision for its business and its employees, but fails to execute it properly. Company culture has taken a turn for the worst in recent years with structural changes creating inefficiencies and gaps in communications. Employees have absorbed responsibilities outside their scope in addition to their day to day objectives, with minimal training or rewards.
DBA Discovery Channel (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – November 2, 2018
I always looked forward to going to work. There was always someone there if you needed help or to ask questions. My training with SAP was just great I leaned a lot to help me with my move back to Tacoma, WA. The most enjoyable part of my job was the people I worked with, and being able to work from home at times was definitely a plus.
Surprise Free lunches and being able to work from home if needed
IT Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – October 4, 2018
Discovery Communicstions was one of the best companies I've ever worked for, if not the best. They are very good to their staff, have an extremely friendly and diverse work environment, and have huge potential for growth within the organization.
Research Strategist (Former Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – October 4, 2018
I worked in the Consumer Insights/Corporate Research department and loved the challenges that I faced every day. I was a research strategist for a couple of different networks during my time at the company. I provided ratings analysis for the daily/weekly programs and provided insights to the programming/scheduling department to create opportunities to gain traction and keep viewers engaged and coming back. Also, I worked with the consumer insights team to track how our target audiences were consuming their media choices. We tried to keep their engagement and stay up-to-date while continuing in the standard cable environment. The hardest part of the job was trying to stay relevant while countering the cord-cutting preferences emerging from the millennial generation and spreading to general public. I most enjoyed the culture and camaraderie of working these challenges next to such creative and supportive staff.
Advertising & Digital Media Sales Intern (Former Employee) – Century City, CA – October 1, 2018
Discovery cares about you and your lifestyle. You are not overworked, so can maintain a work life balance. The offices are quiet, however, the teams care about one another and work well together to be sure everything gets completed.
due to the lawsuit against Microsoft by its contractors, Discovery began limiting their contractors (90% of its workforce), to terms of no more than one year. Makes it hard to settle in and get work done with revolving door of personnel.
It was not unusual to walk into work and there is an intense game of fusball going on or someone is riding a scooter down the hall to their next meeting. Working for a global company such as Discovery afforded me the opportunity to explore the world without even leaving my desk! The senior staff was open and friendly the culture all around was great. Always celebrating and remembering people and cultures across the world. I miss working at Discovery however it was the best place to work, especially for life balance.
Senior Accountant Global Content (Current Employee) – Silver Spring, MD – August 18, 2018
Is assisting the Asia/India region with Content accounting. The local staff is willing and wanting to be the best at thei jobs even with my location Silver Spring being 13,000 miles away. We have grown in keeping the Discovery content accounting process accurate and running smoothly.
Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 16, 2018
In my 8 years at Discovery I learned professionalism, and had many opportunities and ideas were allowed to grow, and encouraged. There was a lot of stress free travel, and i was allowed to work with a team or alone.