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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
605 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 28 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good working enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NBC Universal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - NBC Universal in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Work life balance was very good, there were lots of opportunities to network.

    Cons

    Hard to talk to sales account execs because they were always out with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should have a better training program for the interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Digital Revenue

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, collaborative and forward thinking

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has too many layers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Low stress, top heavy, friendship promotion driven place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Summer hours, pay, folks are generally great

    Cons

    Sooo top heavy. 1 VP will have 1 or 2 employees. And in some divisions, there are almost more VP then workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real HR folks in there that can break this beast up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience in terms of breadth, but average in terms of clarity and consistency of its digital mission/goal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM

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

    Pros

    Great brands; fantastic platform to launch new products and businesses; breadth of exposure to various aspects of the industry.

    Cons

    Constantly changing management priorities. Jostling for power amongst senior management team. People hired with a certain job responsibilities, but those responsibilities were not cleared up across the board prior to hiring, so the new hires had to struggle to fulfill their goals.

  6.  

    okay...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Production Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexible hours for working families

    Cons

    no room for growth and management is protected by HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Corporate Vibe. Looks good on a resume.

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Office, beautiful cafeteria, and many perks (tickets, cell phone discounts, etc.)

    Cons

    Tough to move up the corporate ladder quickly, people tend to stay there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    detailed feedback and career plans would be useful for new hires.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Employee Vs Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broadcasting Production Technician in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Broadcasting Production Technician in Burbank, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A company that still must deal with union negotiations, protecting the employee from total abuse.

    Cons

    With all the hype on quality of programing and content none of the programs can achieve true quality with out the talents of men and women who help to produce the products for air. Technology has dummed up the process in achieving a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While trying to save or generate optimum revenue and share holder profits keep in mind what can happen when all technology fails and true experienced personnel responds with rapid solutions in a crisis situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    OK place if you want to excel in management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Many departments have a liberal telecommuting policy if you have a difficult commute or need to work around a tight school schedule. You will definitely learn a lot about corporate culture. If you get to know the pages (and you really should regardless because they tend to be really great kids), they can hook you up with tickets and other goodies. If you're talented, driven, and in the right place in the right time, you can go far.

    Cons

    Still has GE mentality: directors and above are the only people who matter, everyone else is a faceless, replaceable cog. Individual talent is neither respected nor recognized; if you don't have any management aspirations then accept that you will never excel here. Unfortunately this is coupled with the loss of GE's famous management grooming, so this is no longer a place for folks to get the real-world equivalent of an MBA.
    Many departments (not all) are strongly dominated by alpha-male types: lots of talking over one another and arguing over points for the sake of arguing. You get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the IT side they employ a lot of contractors. Getting head count is difficult and you're not given a high budget for the folks you get, so your best bet is to hope for young talent.
    Try not to become like the people around you unless you're like that anyway. There's plenty of opportunity for the introverts and listeners out there in the world.

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

    Starts off strong but doesn't keep the excitement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved being able to go to USH whenever I wanted and I loved the access to events and the different programs offered for health and wellness.

    Cons

    The scheduling was so annoying. They hired so many people so often that other employees got hours cut. The wage is terrible. With Universal being such a moneymaker, they could afford to pay their people a living wage. Happy staff, happy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites. Most of my managers were really attentive and helpful but depending on who was working at the time, sometimes I felt my needs weren't met as others were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked there for many years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generally sallerys are competitive even though there are descrapencys in pay rates between different divisions for people doing exactly the same tasks. Exposure to cutting edge of technology is has always been a priority within the company.

    Cons

    There is a clear class structure between divisions, an upstairs downstairs mentality is pevalent with employes openly hostile to members outside their group. There is deep resentment of engineering staff by the editorial staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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