EMPLOYEE
PARTICIPANTS
30
TOTAL
RATINGS
447

Discovery Communications Company Culture

Discovery Communications Culture

This score is derived from employee ratings & reviews
2.6/5
Discovery Communications' Overall Culture is rated D

Top Rated Culture Dimensions

Discovery Communications CEO

Bottom 5%Bottom 5% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
David Zaslav Discovery Communications' CEO
David Zaslav
52 /100

Diversity at Discovery Communications

Bottom 35%Bottom 35% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
C-

Diverse employees at Discovery Communications have rated Compensation, Perks And Benefits, and Environment as the highest categories they have scored

Women at Discovery Communications

Bottom 25%Bottom 25% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably
D+

Women at Discovery Communications have rated Manager, Perks And Benefits, and Environment as the highest categories they have scored

Discovery Communications eNPS

Net Promoter Score tracks your employees' overall score to this question: "On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend working at your company to a friend?"
Bottom 20%Bottom 20% of Similar Size Companies on Comparably

Recommend to a Friend?

-41

Discovery Communications employees are -41% more likely to recommend Discovery Communications as a great place to work

18%Promoters
23%Passives
59%Detractors

Working at Discovery Communications

Working at Discovery Communications is rated highly by 30 employees, across various culture aspects.

Overall Company Culture at Discovery Communications

D

Overall Company Culture at Discovery Communications is rated D

Last updated 12 days ago

Bottom
20%

Discovery Communications ranks in the Bottom 20% of other companies on Comparably with 5,001-10,000 Employees for Overall Company Culture Score

Discovery Communications Employee Reviews

Out of 16 Discovery Communications employee reviews, 60% were positive. The remaining 40% were constructive reviews with the goal of helping Discovery Communications improve their work culture.

60%
40%
Positive Reviews60%
Constructive Feedback40%

Positive Reviews From Discovery Communications Employees

  • What is the best part about your compensation package?
    salary, bonus and performance pool
    Anonymous Review
  • What makes you most happy at work?
    the people i work with
    Anonymous Review
  • What is most positive about the culture and environment at your company?
    kind people and everyone is helpful
    Anonymous Review

Constructive Feedback From Discovery Communications Employees

  • What does the leadership team need to get better at?
    Expanding and getting more diverse executives.
    Anonymous Review
  • What does the leadership team need to get better at?
    We have a fantastic leader in our CCO. Our sales leadership however needs work.
    Anonymous Review
  • Why do you feel undervalued and what would make you feel better about your compensation?
    low for the industry standards
    Anonymous Review

Discovery Communications Company Information

Discovery Communications Company Overview

Discovery Communications is a global mass media and entertainment company.

Discovery Communications Mission & Values

Through its Discovery Impact programs, Discovery leverages the power of its brands, businesses and employees to give back to the world. From programming that inspires and educates to network and corporate cause-related partnerships that make a direct impact on the communities in which we live and work, Discovery strives to celebrate, support and sustain the majesty of our Earth.

David Zaslav Discovery Communications' CEO
David Zaslav
52 /100

CEO & Founding Date

Discovery Communications was founded in 1985 and its current CEO is David Zaslav. Since its inception 37 years ago, Discovery Communications has grown to 7000 employees.

HeadquarterSilver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
Websitecorporate.discovery.com
Founding Date1985
Tel(240) 662-2000
Company StatusPublic
StockDISCA
Jobscorporate.discovery.com/careers/
Social Sites

Why Join Discovery Communications?

30 employees at Discovery Communications have reviewed Discovery Communications across various culture dimensions, providing their opinions on items ranging from executive ratings to the pace at work. The latest review was 12 days ago.

Overall, the 30 Discovery Communications employees give their leadership a grade of D, or Bottom 15% of similar size companies on Comparably. This includes specific ratings of their executive team, CEO, and manager.

Employees at Discovery Communications are generally satisfied with their total compensation at Discovery Communications, which includes a combination of pay, stock and equity, and benefits.

Overall, employees at Discovery Communications are generally satisfied with their team. 30 Participants grade the quality of their coworkers a C+. The majority believe the meetings at Discovery Communications are effective, and the majority look forward to interacting with their coworkers.

The majority of employees at Discovery Communications believe the environment at Discovery Communications is positive. Most Participants believe the pace of work at Discovery Communications is moderate. About 29% of the employees at Discovery Communications work 8 hours or less.

Overall, the employees at Discovery Communications are not very happy, based on their aggregated ratings of future outlook, customer perception, and their excitement going to work.

A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
Discovery Communications employees generally work 9.7 hrs a day
Work Hours
A Day in the Life
Employees at Discovery Communications report the work pace is moderate
Work Pace
A Day in the Life
93% of Discovery Communications employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
Coworkers
A Day in the Life
Discovery Communications employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
Perks & Benefits
A Day in the Life
60% of Discovery Communications employees report they are happy with their work life balance
Work Life Balance
A Day in the Life
Discovery Communications employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a year
Feedback
A Day in the Life
60% of Discovery Communications employees call their work environment positive
Environment

Discovery Communications Leadership

The Discovery Communications Executive Team is rated a “D” and led by CEO David Zaslav, Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer Bruce Campbell, and Senior Vice President Albert E. Rosenthaler

  • David Zaslav  CEO / President

    David Zaslav CEO / President

    David Zaslav serves as the CEO / President of Discovery Communications.

  • Bruce Campbell Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer

    Mr. Bruce L. Campbell has been the Chief Distribution Officer at Discovery Communications, Inc. since October 5, 2015... read more

  • Albert E. Rosenthaler Senior Vice President

    Mr. Albert E. Rosenthaler has been the Chief Corporate Development Officer of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. since... read more

  • Paul Guyardo Chief Commercial Officer

    Paul Guyardo has served as Chief Commercial Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc. since October 2015. Previously, he... read more

  • Ralph Rivera Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Eurosport Digital

    Mr. Ralph Rivera has been Managing Director of Digital Operation at Eurosport International SA since September 2016. Mr.... read more

  • Christopher McGrath Senior Vice President - Data & Analytics

    Christopher Mcgrath has been Senior Vice President - Data & Analytics of Discovery Communications, Inc. since June 1,... read more

  • Erik Logan President of Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios

    Mr. Erik Logan has been the President of Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios at Discovery Communications, Inc. since... read more

  • Fred Graver Senior Vice President of Digital Content & Social-Discovery Digital

    Mr. Fred Graver has been Senior Vice President of Digital Content & Social-Discovery Digital at Discovery... read more

  • Sandy Varo Jarrell Senior Vice President of Creative for Discovery Studios

    Sandy Varo Jarrell has been Senior Vice President of Creative for Discovery Studios at Discovery Communications, Inc.... read more

Discovery Communications Competitors

Discovery Communications competitors include The Walt Disney Company, AMC Networks, ViacomCBS, and AMC Theaters. Discovery Communications ranks 5th in Overall Culture Score on Comparably vs its competitors. See below how Discovery Communications compares to its competitors with CEO Rankings, Product & Services, NPS, Pricing, Customer Services, Overall Culture Score, eNPS, Gender and Diversity Scores.

  1. #1
    The Walt Disney Company's Logo
    The Walt Disney Company
    4.0/5
  2. #2
    AMC Networks' Logo
    AMC Networks
    3.3/5
  3. #3
    ViacomCBS' Logo
    ViacomCBS
    3.1/5
  4. #4
    AMC Theaters' Logo
    AMC Theaters
    2.7/5
  5. #5
    Discovery Communications' Logo
    Discovery Communications
    2.6/5

Discovery Communications Salaries

How much does Discovery Communications pay?

How much do people at Discovery Communications get paid? See the latest salaries by department and job title. The average estimated annual salary, including base and bonus, at Discovery Communications is $122,125, or $58 per hour, while the estimated median salary is $128,536, or $61 per hour.

At Discovery Communications, the highest paid job is a Director of Product at $202,940 annually and the lowest is a CS Rep at $46,099 annually. Average Discovery Communications salaries by department include: Product at $175,343, Engineering at $145,700, Admin at $57,771, and HR at $135,494. Half of Discovery Communications salaries are above $128,536.

23 employees at Discovery Communications rank their Compensation in the Top 50% of similar sized companies in the US (based on 74 ratings) while 19 employees at Discovery Communications rank their Perks And Benefits in the Top 40% of similar sized companies in the US (based on 25 ratings).

Salaries contributed from Discovery Communications employees include job titles like DevOps, Senior Product Manager, Product Manager, and Creative Director. Comparably data has a total of 19 salary records from Discovery Communications employees.

Last updated 14 days ago.

See More Discovery Communications Salaries

1st Percentile
$74k
$74k1st Percentile
17th Percentile
$101k
$101k17th Percentile
33rd Percentile
$126k
$126k33rd Percentile
50th Percentile
$174k
$174k50th Percentile
67th Percentile
$221k
$221k67th Percentile
83rd Percentile
$268k
$268k83rd Percentile
100th Percentile
$269k
$269k100th Percentile
$122,125*
Average Compensation
$128,536*
Median Compensation

* Estimated salaries Estimated salaries are based on data provided anonymously by employees and/or estimated by other statistical methods.

Discovery Communications Salaries by City

Discovery Communications Salaries by Department

Discovery Communications Salary Averages by Department

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$20k
$40k
$60k
$80k
$100k
$120k
$140k
$160k
$180k
$200k
$220k
$240k
Admin
$57,771
Admin$57,771
Business Development
$130,551
Business Development$130,551
Customer Support
$60,045
Customer Support$60,045
Design
$107,656
Design$107,656
Engineering
$145,700
Engineering$145,700
Finance
$79,379
Finance$79,379
HR
$135,494
HR$135,494
IT
$92,254
IT$92,254
Legal
$152,972
Legal$152,972
Marketing
$102,925
Marketing$102,925
Operations
$154,446
Operations$154,446
Product
$175,343
Product$175,343
Sales
$221,240
Sales$221,240

Discovery Communications Benefits

Health & Wellness

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
Fantastic
0%
Good
0%
Neutral
0%
Bad
0%
Terrible
0%
How would you rate the perks your company provides?
Are you satisfied with your Benefits?
Fantastic
17%
Good
17%
Neutral
16%
Bad
17%
Terrible
33%
How would you rate the perks your office provides?

Discovery Communications Careers

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Candidates By Department

All Industries
51%
Marketing
17%
Engineering
9%
Design
6%
Product
6%
Other
11%

Candidates By Location

Washington
23%
New York City
17%
Silver Spring
11%
Los Angeles
6%
Alexandria
6%
Other
37%
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