NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
546 Reviews

3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 29 reviews)

  • Fun people, great environment, very relaxing and good work-life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 23 reviews)

  • They speak about a work life balance, but there is none (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many issues

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for 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
  2.  

    Newsdirector Jonathan is a very poor manager, brings nepotism and dirty politics into the work culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for 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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  5.  

    Great for resume building

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  6.  

    A once great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Sr Management willing to spend money when the ideas fit their view of the world.

    Cons

    Current Comcast management expects obedience without independent thought. NBC at least attempted to look to the future when owned by GE while Comcast is relying on its monopoly power to generate income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing opportunity to grow and learn the field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Costume Production Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Costume Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Networking and the ability to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Long hours, strenuous job tasks and unappreciative colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together with your employees, we are not mind readers and are just looking to gain knowledge and succeed in our roles.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    tired of no opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    you work for a big named company

    Cons

    no advancement..hardly ever...they make it seem like they advance. but only WASPS move up quickly.

  9.  

    Keystone cops

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, okay pay. Good place to network.

    Cons

    Swollen top-heavy management, clueless and hopelessly corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your real estate licenses.

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

    Excellent experience. I was very exciting and I had a range of experiences.

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    First job I had where I was really excited to go to work every day.

    Cons

    Culture varied by brand. HR policy was inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultural change going on is quite signficant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not the place to work if you want a life outside of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer  in  Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Universal City, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with some high profile tv shows
    open to some new technologies
    passionate people to work with

    Cons

    long hours that is dictated by show schedules
    does not support telecommuting ( it was frowned upon to take work home)
    management didn't look out for employees
    not much room for growth
    poltical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take value of your employees and create an environment to develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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