NBC Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
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  1. It was great.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBC

    Pros

    Good contacts, good people, fun office

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights, sometimes weekends.

  2. Marketing and Sales Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing and Sales Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing and Sales Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at NBC as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a great way to learn about television and media. NBC Bay Area is a great group of people with years of experience in the industry

    Cons

    There were very few cons. I loved every minute of my internship. I would recommend this position to anyone who was interested in sales or marketing at a major corporation.

    Advice to Management

    There was a great office culture with a lot of fun and experienced people.

  3. An Excellent Start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to do a great deal at my internship. From getting published to learning more about social media, NBC was a great start in an internship!

    Cons

    I was a little distracted by the open layout of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add.

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  5. great

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

    I have been working at NBC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work environment, management both first-rate

    Cons

    none to speak about at all

  6. Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelancer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Freelancer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NBC as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with like-minded individuals who enjoyed what they were doing!

    Cons

    Occasional miscommunications as with any job.

  7. NBC Television Network, New York, good to me for 26 years, counting Staff, Contract, Free Lance.

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

    I worked at NBC full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional equipment, no junk.
    Comfortable working conditions.
    Great security.
    Payment on time, at the Network level.
    Management tends to leave you alone, so long as you don't screw up.

    Cons

    Competition within The Building was tough.
    Fee payments not as fast at the Local Channel 4 level.
    AFTRA allowed a No-Strike clause, so we could not honor NABET's picket lines.

    Advice to Management

    If it's not too late, in terms of budgeting & reorganization attacks, try to keep running the place like a Television Network, not a hardhat area, or whatever type business any new owners think they're running. i.e., try to continue to try to get any non-knowledgeable Senior Management to "let the doctor be the doctor."

  8. Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBC

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and plenty of people willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    Any unpaid internship is always tough on the bank account, although they did cover travel.

  9. Only an intern but...

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

    I worked at NBC as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was only an intern but I genuinely loved working at NBC. Overall it was a great company and I really learned a lot about myself and what I want to pursue as a career. I was in NBC Sports so I don't know if this is for everywhere but in my department they offered meet and greets with executives from all sorts of departments so you could hear how they got where they are. This was how I decided I want to go to law school and I wouldn't have known that without their help!

    Cons

    I do wish I got to do more hands-on projects... but at the same time I wouldn't have learned the industry as well without the "mundane" tasks I was assigned. I only sat in on one phone call and it would have been better to have been able to sit in on more meetings or conferences.

    Advice to Management

    Allow interns into more aspects of day to day tasks. Shadow days maybe?

  10. Amazing first experience at a large company with great co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Freelance Associate Producer in Sochi (Russia)
    Former Contractor - Freelance Associate Producer in Sochi (Russia)

    I worked at NBC as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to feel comfortable around my co-workers so I could do my job in the best way possible. I haven't had such a great working environment in a long time.

    Cons

    In the high stress environment, it was sometimes hard to really get a hold on some things.

    Advice to Management

    As it was my first time with the company I expected more of a formal training, so sometimes when I had questions it look a while for me to get an answer.

  11. Incredible summer Olympics 2012 in London.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Driver/Runner in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Driver/Runner in London, England (UK)

    I worked at NBC as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food! Plenty of overtime at good rates, great colleagues and working environment. Nice uniform and all travel covered by the free pass. Would do it again.

    Cons

    Long often unsociable hours with last minute shift changes. Sometimes instructions contradict previous training and what the clients actually want done.

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