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Live Nation Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
144 Reviews
3.2
144 Reviews
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Live Nation Entertainment President, CEO, and Director Mike Rapino
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flex work environment, internal growth opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • You'll meet some great people here, many of whom have been at this location since its inception (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management runs things based on their egos and have no clue how to run a profitable business (in 9 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is poor, especially if you have to work the concerts (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun, sometimes confusing work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want to work on the inside in the music business, great place. Employee base has a tremendous passion for the industry and in presenting the best product in class.

    Cons

    Office culture is fragmented. Takes a bit too long to get to know who the players are in other departments and many but not all, give off a vibe that they'd prefer you don't bother them and instead of trying to find a creative solution or offer an alternative way to solve a problem, just dismiss it out of hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a problem solving and collaborative atmosphere between all departments. This attitude is sure to trickle down and inoculate against "not my job" syndrome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Box Office Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Box Office Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll meet some great people here, many of whom have been at this location since its inception. There's comraderie here on the "grunt" level and everyone is usually really good at supporting one another to get the tasks at hand completed. Obviously getting to hear live music is a huge pro if you're a music fan.

    Cons

    The pay is very low, and no parking is offered for employees not in management so that can really take a chunk out of already meager earnings. Getting comped concert tickets (one of the few perks) is so difficult and arbitrary that it's really a con. A string of very poor GMs at this location caused many valued employees to leave. All of these GMs were fired for various reasons which leaves the venue and staff adrift and causes constant upheaval in policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to hire GMs that are actually honest and fair individuals. The captain of the ship can easily sail it into smooth waters or choppy seas depending on what kind of integrity and morals they possess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Contract Videographer and Editor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Videographer/Editor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Videographer/Editor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming and fun environment, opportunity to meet upcoming music artist; notable brand name. Also getting into shows for free is amazing, front row, beyond the barricade and you get to keep your footage of course for your own portfolio.

    Cons

    Contract payment may be inconsistent. Opportunities for videographers are sparse in Georgia, probably because most of their major artists are filmed in major cities like LA or New York City.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I do not see many advantages of interning here except for maybe thinking that it will look good on my resume when I try to apply for a real job.

    Cons

    There is neither a real internship program nor mentorship from management. You work for long hours and you also do not have many perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering real mentorship to interns would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job was always changing, always adding responsibilities, day went quickly with so much activity

    Cons

    Long days for show days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Chauvinistic Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pros I can say about my four years working at Live Nation? It looks really great on my resume. Oh, and you start to realize everything you DO NOT WANT from a job or a boss. Another perk was the casual dress code (but from my experiences since I left Live Nation, I found most marketing companies do this now), and the top of the list of perks? Free concerts and shows.

    Cons

    Chauvinistic, sexist, and unless you're a male that went to a particular university, don't expect any raises. You have to ASK for raises, beg for raises. Very little employee recognition. Don't expect to learn anything that'll help you in your future career. My boss, in particular, was a micro-manager, and never had the gull to say anything without sounding sarcastic. You want to feel like a worthless piece of crap? Go work for him! He never had the courage to fire people, either. He had random other co-workers in the office do it. Also, the extremely OLD technology! My computer was over 7 years old, and I had to replace it multiple times with unused desktops laying around the office. Absolutely NO benefits unless you're full-time, which I fell just short of 10 hours. They did not want to give me full-time because they did not want to give me benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more recognition for the work they do. Happy employees actually want to do a good job and work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having to run your own business offers lessons you may never have had otherwise.

    Cons

    Although you work for a big company, you're really working alone essentially in this position/organization. Live Nation seems to build and encourage silos vs. a cooperative collective team working for the betterment of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering pay increases and encourage teamwork within the teams and divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people; mediocre management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Sense of camaraderie amongst employees - good people who love music
    Nice office space
    Snack drawer!

    Cons

    Old equipment - printers and computers often breaking down
    A lot of turnover - entire departments seem to be coming and going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work toward employee retention - better salary and benefits would be a start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perks - access to concerts and other events
    Awesome management team - good communication and friendly
    Well known company - great resume builder

    Cons

    Top management can be disinterested in your personal career growth

  11.  

    Ticketmaster left me wanting more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Programming Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Event Programming Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to deal with music that you love and a very eclectic group of people

    Cons

    Long hours due to artist demands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get control of the clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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