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    Former Employee - Booker
    Former Employee - Booker

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

    Pros

    Working in the entertainment industry is an experience that does not compare to anything else. Anyone can relate to the film industry.

    Cons

    The entertainment industry has a "less formal" way of handling business, which can be a problem related to processes and formats.

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    Management should analyse what are the factors that can truly affect positively an employee's experience in the company.

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    Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Universal Pictures in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in late July via Universal's job site. Was contacted via phone the first week of August by HR for a phone screener (about 15-20 minutes). HR was very hard to read over the phone - not super responsive (either negatively or positively), so it was hard to tell if the interview was going well or not on their end. Conversation ended with them saying there was a lot of interest in the position and they would be back in touch if there were next steps for more.

    Following the initial phone screener, I was contacted by HR via email in mid August to set up two in person interviews. Interviewed in person with two members of upper management (separately, about 30 minutes each) the last week of August. Both of the interviews went well, I thought. Each interviewer was very personable, and they felt more like casual conversations, rather than inquisitions.

    Followed up with HR in early/mid-September via email. Received a phone call from HR following my second follow up email to let me know they were pursuing other candidates. Was very happy that they at least let me know that I didn't get the position - so many companies just blow applicants off, so I was really glad to have some resolution, even if it wasn't the outcome I had hoped for!

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Website www.universalpictures.com
Headquarters Universal City, CA
Size Unknown
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Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Making movies with mass appeal is the aim of this company. The filmed entertainment arm of media conglomerate NBCUniversal (NBCU), Universal Pictures is a major film studio responsible for past blockbusters such as A Beautiful Mind, The Bourne Identity, and Jurassic Park. Its recent releases have included Bridesmaids, Funny People, and Brüno. Through its Focus Features imprint, the company also produces lower-budget specialty films including Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, and Milk. Universal Pictures is part of Universal Studios, which also operates theme parks... More

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