NBCUniversal

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Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Meet tons of great people your age, opportunity to explore different departments at NBC

Cons

No real opportunity unless you want to be apart of he 9-5 executive side of entertainment
Only able to be an assistant after you leave the program, even if you enter it with higher achievements

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing really, you guys have a great program its just not meant for creatives

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Vast Work Opportunities, Too Much Political Drama

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Universal City, CA

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to improve processes and learn new skill sets.
    Ability to move within the company after 14-24 months, depending on desired move.
    Gain insights into broadcast, film, production, and 'backlot' processes in entertainment industry.
    Some perks, such as employee discounts, ability to view films in advance of release date, and gym facility (on the Universal Studio lot).

    Cons

    - IMLP internship 'graduates' are given carte blanche into management roles without real experience and are not allowed to fail, even if they cannot deliver or perform, as blame for the failure will be shifted to others.
    - Most IMLP under-performers are never terminated, only shifted from department to department to keep the statistics of the program appealing to executive management.
    - Finger-pointing instead of root cause and corrective actions to process issues.
    - Neoptism of 'cliques' instead of focusing on performance and REAL achievement.
    - Individuals that perform well and promote collaboration are seen as threats to mid- and upper management.
    - Formal training (some required for promotion to management) reserved for select few, even if you offer to pay for the formal training yourself.
    - Long hours are frequent due to poor planned, which is passed-down from higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on developing your employee's skill sets. Skilled employees only make you shine brighter.
    - Foster creative / collaborative atmosphere, instead of a poisonous, political mire
    - Consider options from outside the immediate chain of command, as fresh, objective views provide considerable insight into potentially broken processes.
    - Support your employees and they will support you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Met some great people, worked on some large projects, but can be very chaotic and lacking in work / life balance.

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working for a large company that has good benefits. Met some really great people. Good salary. Chance to work on larger projects and easy enough to network.

    Cons

    Organizational structure is a mess. Lack of clear focus, and project management is lacking. Every division is a silo so it is hard to get everyone on board with the same agenda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication and management processes. Divisions are too segregated and need to be more integrated.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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