NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Industry in a downward spiral

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NBC is still an impressive brand and gets attention.

    Cons

    Comcast is a heartless company and destroys the NBC brand more and more each year. But they really have no choice. TV is dying. The broadcast and cable industry is doomed. Not a good long term career move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy Netflix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Started as a Page and took entry-level and management positions at the company.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good teams, innovative brands and products, Focus on diversity is a key priority and has strong properties as a whole (theme parks and cable TV propping up network TV and films).

    Cons

    Highly vertical, change is slow, huge degree of office politicking and backstabbing which leads to a great deal of turnover and constant fighting for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enter the company tentatively and know who are your friends and enemies. Assisting friends will help you rise together while purging enemies from the office is a common practice, should you get enough clout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. office politics!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Good benefits package, and discounts

    Cons

    The company has one of the worst political atmospheres in the industry. Lack of decisive leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games and invest in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. NBCUniversal is a great broadcast and cable company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Large network and studio environment with a lot of intellectual property to work on.

    Cons

    Not supportive of promotion from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    sigh..

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    Former Intern - Costume Department in Universal Cty, CA
    Former Intern - Costume Department in Universal Cty, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    You do get to meet a lot of important people in the industry.

    Cons

    You don't get enough time to speak with them to actually build a relationships. The tasks given to you are mundane and there's no room for promotion.

  7. Not so good anymore

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    Current Contractor - Graphic Artist in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Graphic Artist in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the fame and brand of NBC. your resume will look good with NBC on it. competitive pay rate for old union jobs.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to begin.
    can'te been with the company for 7 years now.
    I'm now a daily hire and for some pepole that might be a new term that you never heard before. NBC is a huge company and over the years they just want to go cheaper and cheaper in terms of salary and in everyway.
    there are so many departments so I can't speak for all those departments but many are corrupted, meaning managers are useless and they just keep creating meaningless and useless higher management positions when they cut down on actual working class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most employee thinks managements are useless. please do something that works and stop playing the game of throne.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Too many issues

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I love my co-workers, whether they are on my team or other teams within the overarching NBC organization, they are all great people.
    You will be challenged on a daily basis

    Cons

    Management is terrible, micro-manage, condescending and no respect for their team members
    Very political in nature, if you don't know how to play the game, you will go no where in this organization-work ethic and value of your work will not matter
    Pay is less than desirable and time off is limited-10 days
    Communication between departments is awful and at times non existent which makes it harder to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take the time to value your employees and the hard work they do to make you look good. You should not compare your employees and their respective workloads to one another in meetings or one on one-its not professional to do ever. You should consider talking to your employees like equals as opposed to people who are beneath you. You will have a happier team and retain your employees that much longer if you do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Newsdirector Jonathan is a very poor manager, brings nepotism and dirty politics into the work culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Great production team and production management, wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed news team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great for resume building

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    Great hardworking team. I got to attend a lot of seminars and help with different groups that I was interested in. It was really great to get hands on experience.

    Cons

    Everything was a little limited in the department you were assigned to. I was an intern so I got to help out other groups, but as a full time employee, you work in the same place doing the same thing every day

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Diversity and Inclusion ethics need to be enforced within the Marketing and Sales division.

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    Current Employee - Senior in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Diversity and Inclusion events are very informative. They provide useful tools on how to cope and be successful in our work environment.

     I LOVE our parks and frequent them during my lunch breaks. This is a great stress reliever and helps to regain full focus.

    Cons

    There is no Personal Development Plan (PDP) in place for ALL employees, selective PDP's are offered according to preference.

    You are railroaded into quitting your job due to extreme stress and discouragement as you're submitted to severe Psychological Warfare.

    There exist clicks and favorite "BFF'S" within the department whom flaunt their alliance as they shamelessly create unnecessary conflict for whomever the current target is.

    The office culture leaves little room for anyone who's different when it pertains to religious beliefs, costumes and race. African Americans, Indian's, Latinos, etc are a very few.

    Some of the "Leader's" need a refreshers course on what responsibilities come with said Leadership while recognizing that Diversity and Inclusion is not an option, it's a necessity for great success!

    When a Boss does not support/like their subordinate due to interpersonal causes, it's impossible to move into another department due to the direct negative feedback given to the prospective new departments leadership. That's not only unfair, it's unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no Personal Development Plan (PDP) in place for ALL employees, selective PDP's are offered according to preference.

    You are railroaded into quitting your job due to extreme stress and discouragement as you're submitted to severe Psychological Warfare.

    There exist clicks and favorite "BFF'S" within the department whom flaunt their alliance as they shamelessly create unnecessary conflict for whomever the current target is.

    The office culture leaves little room for anyone who's different when it pertains to religious beliefs, costumes and race. African Americans, Indian's, Latinos, etc are a very few.

    Some of the "Leader's" need a refreshers course on what responsibilities come with said Leadership while recognizing that Diversity and Inclusion is not an option, it's a necessity for great success!

    When a Boss does not support/like their subordinate due to interpersonal causes, it's impossible to move into another department due to the direct negative feedback given to the prospective new departments leadership. That's not only unfair, it's unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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