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Live Nation Entertainment Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
164 Reviews
3.1
164 Reviews
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Live Nation Entertainment President, CEO, and Director Michael 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
  • The work-life balance is poor, especially if you have to work the concerts (in 6 reviews)

  • I don't believe that the upper management was compensated enough for their positions (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    So much potential

    • 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

    Pros

    The largest live music event company in the world.

    Cons

    The company has tremendous potential but the executive management is blind to good talent and there is too much bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good if you love concerts, but nothing great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment

    Pros

    The perks are nice if you're a fan of live music since you can attend many of their shows for free or get a great spot at a large-scale show. The other employees are also great as it has a down-to-earth atmosphere.

    Cons

    There seems to be a large divide between upper management and its employees. Depending on which department you're in, it can also seem quite "clique-ish". Actual benefits aren't all that great and salaries could be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment

    Pros

    Great learning experience , get to work on projects , make you do real work

    Cons

    No Pay, make your work like a full time employee for no benefits

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  5.  

    Great Company to work for if you find the right department!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment

    Pros

    Great Perks (to see concerts/shows), lots of time off, flexible schedule & awesome company parties!

    Cons

    If in finance/accounting... LONG hours (which mean long work weeks), minimal advancement & terrible upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees here are working long hours and hard to get everything in on the deadlines... compensate them and help them grow in getting promoted & increase pay. No one wants to stay stagnant in a position and work so much and not get a pay/title increase.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical minimum wage job.

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

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Experiencing shows more or less because you are working at the venue

    Cons

    Lack of communication regarding scheduling and other important information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More formal orientation and training to learn how to actually perform job descriptions and what is expected of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Contract Videographer and Editor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 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 (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

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