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

-- The World’s #1 Nonfiction Media Company Highlighted for Its Commitment to Creating a Healthy and Balanced Workplace, and a Culture of Innovation, Inclusion and Continuous Learning --
Jan 16, 2014 11:15 AM ET

January 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Communications has been named to the list of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Recognized for the company’s commitment to creating a healthy and balanced workplace, and a culture of innovation, inclusion and continuous learning, Discovery stands alongside many notable organizations as a top place to work in the U.S. Discovery is one of only two media companies in the Top 100.

"The mission of Discovery Communications is to satisfy curiosity and make a difference in people’s lives with programming that informs and inspires," said President and CEO David Zaslav. "We have the most creative and passionate workforce in the media industry, which along with our award-winning shows and employee-focused programs, make Discovery a truly great place to work."

Discovery’s global workforce has access to a 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. In line with its mission, the company is committed to informing, engaging and inspiring employees through myriad of offerings. Programs include quarterly town halls hosted by senior leadership and special events featuring Oprah Winfrey and on-air talent such as Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and family and Jeremy Wade of RIVER MONSTERS. Additionally, the company hosts an annual global day of volunteerism each June, Discover Your Impact Day, when all employees can give back to the communities where they live and work.

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.

“The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best,” said China Gorman, Global Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work®. “While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces.”

To see the complete 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which is now in its 17th year, visit

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list.  Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.