NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. ad standards coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

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

    Pros

    Professional environment, beautiful work campus.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucratic red tape, felt like a work horse or zombie sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up and allow employees room to innovate and own their process.

  2. Helpful (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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Buy Netflix.

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. office politics!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

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

    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 Management

    Stop playing games and invest in your employees

  6. 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not supportive of promotion from within.

  7. Helpful (1)

    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.

  8. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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!

  10. 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very poorly managed news team

  11. 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

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