Warner Music Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
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  1. Not the place if you're in IT

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New and different industry. Great Burbank office, with wonderful friendly people.

    Cons

    NY office is the the is very weak on leadership, no clue about IT strategy and run by management whom are clueless.
    NY management is set in their way and not open to new ideas, technology.
    There is no accountability, just finger pointing.
    This is indicative of their amazingly high turnover.
    IT Management is never held accountable for the failed, or long running over budget projects. Blame is usually thrown at the small guys working their butts off to make it successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT department Management in NY needs a major shake-up, with out with the old and in with the new that have the experience, and new refreshing ideas.
    Or just let Burbank take care of IT operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Finance

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice office in Burbank.
    Fun to say you work in the music industry, even though it is just like any other office job.

    Cons

    Very weak management, leading to minimal professional development.
    Very unprofessional at every level, leading to a revolving door of turning over.
    They hire finance people to do accounting work, pretending that this is a finance position.
    Men should look else wear, this office is run by women and only women were promoted during my 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate middle management, just because an employee has a long tenure does not mean they should be in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible Place

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

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    No pros here at all.

    Cons

    Absolutely one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. People are not very bright, unprofessional and their technology is outdated especially in the BTS area. Environment was disgusting. Unemployment rate is dropping. You could find something better and not settle for this poorly run company. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since Warner Music is privately owned by a billionaire, I highly recommend you suggest to the billionaire that he sell Warner Music immediately and cut his losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Avoid Licensing and Royalties Department

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    Former Employee - Licensing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensing Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    none - see cons. maybe the only good thing was that the hours were pretty standard.

    Cons

    Licensing/Royalties department is like a black hole. No respect from company, totally disregarded as bottom of the barrel workers. Salaries remained stagnant for years. Senior Management in this department is completely unqualified. Computer systems are outdated and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show more respect and integrate that department with the rest of company functions. Offer raises.

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

    Totally impersonal corporate machine, treats everyone as though they are completely expendable.

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

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Decent health insurance, dental, 401K.

    Cons

    Unreasonably low salary, miserable office environment, no appreciation (monetary or otherwise) of employees, layoffs occurring routinely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. It was a job in music, so you deal with the disappointments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner Music

    Pros

    Fun industry, casual environment, free music and concert tickets. Lots of cake and champagne during office events.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement. Senior level managers are biased in their decision making. If you are trendy, pretty and young, you are excused. Very outdated system/environment. Female assistants end up being secretaries for a while. Male assistants are easily promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being biased. Be fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. OK

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

    I have been working at Warner Music

    Pros

    Free Music
    Connections
    Celebrities Greetings
    Cool Co wokers
    Helpful HR
    Concert Tickets
    mentors
    charity giving
    parties
    game rooms and half day fridays

    Cons

    Management to clicking like highschool

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warner Music

    Pros

    The industry is unique and depending upon your role / department, opportunity to be in a very creative position with exposure to artists.

    Cons

    Very siloed culture across business units.
    Sr. Leaders are virtually invisible to employees.
    Communication is poor at best. Successes and accomplishments are so rarely celebrated or publicized across the business.
    There is virtually no desire within the business to improve how we do things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Town Hall Meetings at least 2x / year. Share and celebrate major accomplishments, communicate a clear vision for the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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