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Univision Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
93 Reviews
2.8
93 Reviews
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Univision President & CEO Randy Falco
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Review Highlights

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

  • There was a good work environment and nice coworkers who offered to help whenever needed (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Nothing you do is ever enough, are pushed to work extremely long hours with no additional pay (in 8 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work until the Saban took control

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Management
    Former Employee - Executive Management

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

    Pros

    The management was always run bottoms up, with the employees input always taken into consideration. The product and clients were always the most important part of the business and each employee was encouraged to act as an ambassador. The pay was great, however you work hard for it.

    Cons

    As it grew and especially when Saban gained control everything began to change. The company was controlled in an autocratic dictatorial fashion with a tone that made employees feel like they worked in a Soviet run state. Unfortunately many of the C-Level exec's were rude and extremely condescending to the employees who for the most part enjoyed working for Univision. Sales prior to the takeover were absolutely off the charts in many places. After the take over sales continued to grow at spectacular rates, however C level management was ungrateful and often times projected an isolated image.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully for all the great talented people that are employed at this company things will improve and the management style will change from the tyrannical LBO style of dressing the depraved property with a new coat of paint to make it look good while no one has bothered to check for termites in 8 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You're disposable

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

    I have been working at Univision full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They pay competitive salaries for the most part.

    Cons

    They do not value people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are not valued

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of wonderful people.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Morale 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very little opportunities to get a PT or FT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Univision as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    They should be more considerate with employees and be aware that people have others that depend on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Read between the lines

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

    I worked at Univision

    Pros

    Easy to connect with various groups at company

    Cons

    Overworked, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to connect better with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Univision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get cupcakes on your birthday.

    Cons

    Your voice/opinion does not matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Univision full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is generally good. Everyone is dedicated to the brand

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many layers of management. Hire more workers and less management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience with Univision Phoenix

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Reporter in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Univision as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote good labor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Univision full-time (more than 5 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people they are your biggest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Univision has become the Spanish word for Peacock

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Univision full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and have a strong professional ethic.

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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