NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
544 Reviews

3.8
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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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.  

    A great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    A huge learning platform . Great people to know work here

    Cons

    There are dangerous politics at play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Out with the old in with the new you've gotten stale

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graphic Designer for NBC ArtWorks Fort Worth, TX location

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working for 16-20 television broadcast stations across the nation. Great Medical benefits. Brand new 75,000 sq. foot broadcast center.

    Cons

    Dead End Job with an overnight shift. Repetitive unchallenging recreation and correcting other designers work. Bad or misrepresented Leadership from management. Very little personal growth. Working for 16-20 television station across the nation with constant updates. In-house studio lighting is too bright with a possible OSHA violation. All Growth and career advancement happens in NBC Universal New York not Texas. Non-Union shop and salaries are a bit low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all Managers and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most everyone you work with was great

    Cons

    Too much office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past managers to see who is doing the real work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The experience is good for those who are interested in both finance and television.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    The experience is good for those who are interested in both finance and television.

    Cons

    lack of salary, could be more.

  6.  

    Huge corporation, some good times, some bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Location, location, location. Right on miracle mile. It was fun going to work in such a lively area. Also, the building itself is inundated with stars.

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy, difficult vertical mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an appearance once in a while

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Going Downhill Fast

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people that really care

    Cons

    Horrific leadership that has no clue and is unqualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people that actually do the work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The environment is fun and laid back.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    I enjoy that work doesn't feel like work.

    Cons

    The commute is too far. I live in Manhattan and the job is in Stamford

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    Make sure you have a career path lined up, know what's 5 years ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Awesome office, friendly co-workers, interesting

    Cons

    Boring job, not challenging, no one cares about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay workers more and give them more work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brands, great benefits, lots of opportunity and smart people.

    Cons

    Many business units have become super specialized, limiting growth.

  11.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great company to start off in and gain experience in your field. Interns are encourage to network and attend as many events as possible.

    Cons

    Houlry pay is only $10... No room for growth. HR DOES NOT HELP the interns land a Full-time opportunity after graduating...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap! Give your employees some incentives to come to work. Offer them screenings to movies or shows show them you care about them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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