EMI Music North America

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EMI Music North America Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
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  1.  

    Some of the best work experiences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at EMI Music North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, nice work environment, fun events.

    Cons

    they weren't current enough on digital progression and HR was awful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    lucky to work for music industry... but for low income

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at EMI Music North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    working in music gives you the flexibility to dress down everyday. you get to hear music before anyone else, meet artists, see concerts. Good vibe overall

    Cons

    the lowest average income in entertainment industry is within music labels. Lots of hours and putting up with egos for a low price

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when a CEO earns millions of dollars to hang out with artists, but the "little" people do all the dirty work... just not fair. It's ok to do all those things, but for a reasonable price

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Music Business

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Finance in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at EMI Music North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People were dedicated and committed to delivering excellence for our artists and customers
    Managed through the business transformation from a mostly physical business to a mostly digital business
    Gained proficiency at cash flow management and cost reduction. Maximized every dollar.

    Cons

    The incredible shrinking business or "Honey, I shrunk the music business".
    50% reduction in the US market during the 12 years of experience.
    Continual focus on cost reduction through staff reductions and outsourcing.
    Technology was dated and clumsy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ a more open and innovative environment to stimulate ideas and creativity to improve business operations.
    Increase investment in business analytics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at EMI Music North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Managers were very professional and friendly.
    -Supervisor was very informative and taught me plenty.
    -They really worked hard to build office morale.

    Cons

    -No room for new employees due to selling of company to UMG.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Volatile

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at EMI Music North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex hours, relaxed environment, good work/life balance, concert and sports ticket perks

    Cons

    Like most music jobs, the salary is low for non-executives. You're either VP and up level & making a lot or you're making next to nothing and working off of pure passion. The work enviornment was volatile and the layoffs were endless. Very poor leadership and egos for days. Little room for growth and promotions are far and few between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge and promote hard working individuals. Be digital focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Best company ever

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at EMI Music North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is the most amazing company. It is so laid back. It's fun yet highly productive. Music just surrounds you at this company (obviously). Great perks. Best company I've worked for.

    Cons

    Cant think of one any!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Keeping it melodic

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Licensing in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Licensing in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at EMI Music North America full-time

    Pros

    EMI was a wonderful company to work for before its business was split apart. They had a wonderful catalog of some of the most talented artists of our lifetime. Being a musician and huge fan of music, it was a real honor to be working for some of the big names like The Beatles, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. The corporate, big label atmosphere was an exciting environment to be a part of.

    Cons

    Because of the industry wide decline in record sales and recorded music the company was bought and sold 3 or 4 different times during my time there. This was bad news for all employed. Over the course of my 9 plus years I think we saw small, cost of living pay increases. It was a humble salary when I started, and by the time I left a pretty meager wage to live off of. Money was hard to come by and if it wasn't for the decent benefits and great friends I met along the way, I would have jumped ship much earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those passionate about music and who remain in the industry and work for you. We all realize that these are tough times for the music business and if an employee doesn't see a future and the chance to make a sustainable living, they will look elsewhere for a better career opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    meaningful

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager, Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager, Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at EMI Music North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meet lots of people form the music industry, Artists, celebrities. Work on a fast paced environment. Casual and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Expensive city, took much staff, unorganized, long lunch breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more resposability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company - few jobs

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at EMI Music North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great bosses, great tasks, and a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Ever since the Company merged with UMG, there aren't as many job opportunities available. Would love to work for the company - but the jobs just aren't there right now.

    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    used to be a great working place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMI Music North America

    Pros

    casual working environment
    a lot party / concert that company offers

    Cons

    become more political since it was bought by universal music

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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