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Updated Mar 6, 2014

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2.9 88 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

Univision President & CEO Randy Falco

Randy Falco

(41 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people on the frontline and ground floor with an unmatched work ethic(in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and Good pay(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Nothing you do is ever enough, are pushed to work extremely long hours with no additional pay(in 7 reviews)

  • There is not a good work life balance since the calendar is not adhered to and deadlines are ignored(in 4 reviews)

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    You're disposable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey pay competitive salaries for the most part.

    ConsThey do not value people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees are not valued

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Teaneck, NJ

    ProsThere are a lot of wonderful people.

    ConsIt seems as if they are always putting out fires rather than avoiding them. There is not a good work life balance since the calendar is not adhered to and deadlines are ignored. There is not a lot of time to review and forecast properly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMorale is low. It would be beneficial to make employees fee valuable and that their work isn't a waste of time since it will not be used. The same information in different formats is still the same information.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very little opportunities to get a PT or FT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsMost of the staff is very nice they offer free food to employees who have to work on holidays.

    ConsVery little opportunities to get PT or FT. When they hire you as an independent contractor they never really tell you for how long you will be working and they constantly leave you in the air with out work for long periods of time. It's very unstable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be more considerate with employees and be aware that people have others that depend on them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Read between the lines

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy to connect with various groups at company

    ConsOverworked, no work/life balance, Benefits are much more expensive compared to other media companies - very high co-pays, Holiday shutdown taken out of your 10 day vacation allotment, no 401k contributions or match until after 1 year of service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to connect better with employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay Away...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou get cupcakes on your birthday.

    ConsYour voice/opinion does not matter.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away

    IT Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompensation is generally good. Everyone is dedicated to the brand

    ConsIT leadership is under constant flux. Lot's of politics

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo many layers of management. Hire more workers and less management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience with Univision Phoenix

    Reporter (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat offices, nice place, really dont have anything else to say.

    ConsPeople dont help out, they wont let you grow, they are only looking to save their jobs and are scared of a little competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote good labor

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vice President

    Vice President (Former Employee)

    Pros- Iconic brand to all US Hispanics.
    - Great news properties.
    - Good partnerships with entities like Bill and Melinda Gates foundation that have helped company promote education among US Hispanics.
    - Diversified suite of offerings: 2 broadcast networks, 9 cable networks, radio network, local TV/radio in 15+ markets, interactive apps and desktop options.
    - Good compensation.
    - Decent benefits.

    Cons- Making a profit is the most important thing to the C-suite and board; hence the re-orgs never seize.
    - Most of the decision makers are not Hispanic, they do not speak Spanish and are very removed from what it means to be bilingual and bi-cultural. While they know what it means from a text book perspective, they lack the practical experience that goes with it.
    - Unclear how they promote diversity advancement in the sales/corporate side. As I said above, most of the executive talent is not of Hispanic origin. (note: exceptions are Miami-talent and local stations)
    - Management is investing heavily in revamping image that doesn't need to be revamped with new logos for some of the networks. Ironic that we have never seen other iconic brands do this. Think of when was the last time McDonald's redid the golden arches, or when did Nike redo the swoosh or Coca Cola their logos? Never.
    - Hypocritical views regarding who they really target. Their core viewer is very Spanish dominant, immigrant/1st generation adults, but now they say they are targeting English-speaking Hispanics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the people they are your biggest asset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Univision has become the Spanish word for Peacock

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are friendly and have a strong professional ethic.

    ConsLittle to no professional development or defined career track. Much of the senior management from the CEO down is being replaced with former NBC Universal executives creating two separate cultures within the organization. Frequent press-releases announce executive appointments (mostly from NBCU) however very little direction is provided about overall company direction or strategy. The whole thing is a bit of a joke with many wondering when will the next ex-NBC executive start.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the creation of two corporate cultures and invest in your people (all your people). Be more transparent and stop the lip service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great potential but exceptional talent demoralized by paranoid management.

    Designer (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsAccess to production equipment , good first job in TV.

    ConsFreelancers often abused and shut out by full time staff. Protecting ones turf is all that matters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat goes around comes around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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