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Fun company to work for, but fairly silo'd between divisions - not a lot of mobility across groups

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Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

Pros

Fantastic brands, creative people, historic facilities. A chance to work with talent and shows that people have heard of and are part of the cultural conversation.

Cons

Still getting the overall strategic direction in place- it's been better since the Comcast acquisition. Some divisions are better managed than others. Lots of reactive planning vs. long term vision.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Enforce accountability to follow top line strategy- people nod yes to the direction and then do what they want. Lots of projects and ventures started without measuring true success at the end. Still a very meeting and Powerpoint heavy culture - the first question at every meeting: 'is there a deck?'

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    Production Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    rotating schedule gives job variety

    Cons

    rotating schedule stifles private life

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    Tremendous learning opportunities, great experience and you work very, very hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    NBCU will give you a as much responsibility as you're willing to take on and if you are up for a great challenge you will get a lot out of it. Television has very hard deadlines with big visibility so you are tasked with delivering on time and making sure that work you've done is high quality. Top talent gets recognized.

    Cons

    Huge company with tons of administrative tasks to be done at any level. It's pretty political but if you're focused on delivering great work and doing the right thing you can potentially swerve out of the way. It is not very easy to remove someone who has been there a long time and used to doing things in a certain way, a way which may or may not line up with how it needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on truly strategic longer term goals and not as much on staying out of trouble in the short term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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