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Old media giant struggling to adapt...

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

I worked at NBCUniversal

Pros

Good benefits
Smart, hard-working employees
Fun, creative work environment
Worldwide brand recognition

Cons

Senior management is out of touch with new technologies impacting the business
Hierarchy and convoluted org structure impedes decisions from being made quickly
Many groups within the company are working on similar projects and "reinventing the wheel" without knowing it.
Old boys club where well-connected people get hired into good positions even if they are not the most qualified.
Not enough minorities in senior management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on positioning the company for long-term success and less on short-term wins. Hire and promote more minorities.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for NBCUniversal

  1.  

    Mixed bag

    • 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 NBCUniversal

    Pros

    It's media ... where else can you say Jimmy Fallon in the elevator and Brian Williams at lunch? Definitely an interesting area, with a lot of room to learn and make a difference.

    Cons

    I feel that the HR and management here is by far the worst I've ever seen. There's many days that I just want to leave the company due to their incompetence, and am usually in a frustrated state with any of my dealings with them. It seems like a generally uncontrolled chaos that magically comes up with decisions that impact the rest of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and recognize your employees for their efforts. If you want to retain future technology, business, and operations leaders, don't treat them like second hand citizens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Strong company but may be on downward trend if they do not take aggressive actions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Experience, name brand, benefits, career opportunities. If you find the right managers, it's a wonderful work experience.

    Cons

    Political, promotions not always based on competence but relationships

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in digital media. Take risks and work with outside firms. Hulu is a great example!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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