- The Weather Channel Inc20.Jan. 2016
The culture is to get out as fast as you can
Support from management
No leadership, Sr.VP's are in over their head, VP's are clueless on day to day process and give conflicting direction
No career development at all, talented people are not promoted or have the ability to work at their strengths. Expect your skills to rot away
Office / Work Environment
Parking lot has assigned spaces by work group, you park in the wrong space and your car get booted!
No work/life balance at all! Expect to work 10+ hours a day, 6 days a week. Staff is shorthanded and overworked.
Layoffs every 5-6 months
On air product is remedial and grossly over produced
Inclusive / Diverse
If you are a butt kisser / brown noser or incompetent at your job you'll get promoted. Hard working and talented employees are always overlooked
Suggestions for improvement
- Promote talented people, show the problem and disruptive employee the door, find the dead wood and put competent people in their place. Stop laying off people every 5-6 months. Take a hard look at the talented people who have left or TWC let go and see where they went.
What I like about the company
Not much, most feel they made a big mistake taking a job here. Most are trying to get out!
What I dislike about the company
Unbelievably inferior leadership starting at the top! Pres and Sr.VP's clueless, no experience working in a live day to day broadcast. Low or no viewership has the top brass sweating. Sr.VP's, VP and managers give conflicting direction, rarely is someone complimented for doing a good job. Sr.VP and VP do not let producers do their job, always hovering and arm chair quarterbacking. Very top heavy in management and thin at the worker level. When the VP's are out of the office, place runs smoother. If you're a brown noser you will get promoted, if you are incompetent at your job you'll get promoted. Talented people have left TWC and got out of the business, working for non-profits and PR firms, this place will sour you on broadcasting and you will regret working here.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyThe Weather Channel Inc
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee