Posts Tagged ‘Employee Benefits’

Discovery Named to the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List

January 16, 2014 | by akowalczyk

Great Place to WorkToday, Discovery Communications is celebrating an exciting achievement recognizing the company for something many of us already know – Discovery is a great place to work. Named to the 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Discovery was chosen for its commitment to creating a healthy and balanced workplace, and a culture of innovation, inclusion and continuous learning. Discovery is only one of two media companies in the Top 100.

Fortune highlighted Discovery’s best-in-class suite of benefits and rewards including:  Discovery Kids Place – an onsite child care center at the company’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland; Discovery Wellness Centers staffed by doctors, nurses and other health and wellness professionals in its Miami, New York, Silver Spring, and Sterling, Virginia locations; and an employee stock purchase program. Additionally, Fortune shared the many internal events offered to employees, including talent visits and volunteering opportunities, such as Discovery Your Impact Day.

Discovery was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Great Place to Work®, creators of the list, has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with. To be considered for the list, companies must participate in the competitive selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.



Discovery Communications Among Working Mother’s Best Companies for Kids

August 16, 2011 | by aharris
Discovery Kids Place

Discovery Kids Place

What’s one of the daily kicks I get from working at One Discovery Place? Running into a row of kids as you get off the elevator — all headed outside to play at Crikey Cove. Besides thinking “Can I come?” it also makes me appreciate working for a company that values its employees and their families.

I share this anecdote about working at Discovery, because Working Mother has announced their picks for the Best Companies for Kids — including Discovery Communications. Citing Discovery Kids Place & Crikey Cove (our Silver Spring childcare center for 107 children) and the on-site Wellness Center, Discovery is among eight companies recognized. You can see the full list online and read more about it in this post from the Washington Post‘s On Parenting.