Originally purchased in 1970 by advertising guru R.E. Turner (aka Ted), the company officially became Turner Broadcasting System in 1979. Thirty years later, it is a leading media company as part of Time Warner, with the CNN network as one of its crown jewels. Despite this global notoriety, Turner “has always been and still is an entrepreneurial culture,” according to one corporate media relations employee. “With our scale, global reach and range of networks, there is growth opportunity for individuals who create it for themselves.”
This makes for a highly motivated workforce, which is rewarded with Turner’s Total Rewards portfolio, which includes:
• On-site fitness centers and medical clinics;
• Travel discounts;
• Tuition reimbursement;
• A subsidized commuting program;
• $10,000 in adoption assistance; and,
• An autism advocate program.
In addition to this robust benefits package, the company has a major commitment to professional development, with a range of education and mentoring programs that include Turner Women Today, Black Professionals@Turner and a Professional Development Center that offers more than 460 classes to employees throughout its network.
“Turner’s work environment is creative, fast-paced, collaborative, diverse and forward-focused,” another employee says. “Many departments with Turner offer employees the opportunity to briefly work in different divisions to gain a better overall knowledge of our business. Employees also have a platform to submit ideas to executives, giving everyone a voice in our company.” PRN