Live Nation Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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Live Nation Entertainment President, CEO, and Director Michael Rapino
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Pros
  • Flex work environment, internal growth opportunities (in 12 reviews)

  • You'll meet some great people here, many of whom have been at this location since its inception (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is poor, especially if you have to work the concerts (in 6 reviews)

  • I don't believe that the upper management was compensated enough for their positions (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Plenty of hiring, as the attrition rate is through the roof.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You'll have access to "grass seats" (if not sold out) to most Live Nation amphitheaters.

    Cons

    Horrible attrition rate, especially at Ticketmaster. Company management only has their best interest in mind. Perks, and benefits announced by company, if implemented at all are quickly, and quietly taken away soon after. Employees are treated horribly, and comps vary widely from group to group (Live Nation owns 6-10 different companies, including Ticketmaster).


  2. No work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours, music industry, easy interview process

    Cons

    morals are low, not a good work culture, horrible work/life balance


  3. Poor in management and compensation

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    Former Employee - CA - California in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - CA - California in Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    Good business objective and market

    Cons

    They are having poor management and operation flow. They don't pay what they promised.


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  5. Great place to waste your life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Some high quality, good people work for the company.

    Cons

    Concert industry was cool 60s-90s. Young people like me completely missed the boat. it's a stale corporate farce now. Live Nation's no fun at all. If you're committed to working in this business there are better companies out there.


  6. Database Administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounted ticket prices for employees, swag on unsold concert shirts, but it's becoming less every year.

    Cons

    Salary and compensation is average or below average.


  7. Helpful (2)

    More like Barely Clinging onto Life Nation Paranoia

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    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Hollywood, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - You can tell friends you work in Hollywood (even though in reality Hollywood is a disgusting city).

    Cons

    - Terrible managers in the eCommerce department. Managers are lazy and come in late all the time and their excuse is that it's an "entertainment" company. They also bully each other and play mind games with employees. - They keep employees in the dark about company structure so they wont move up in the corporate ladder. - High turnover ratio. Almost every employee I spoke to was relatively new. - Paranoid office environment. Employees are always worried about being fired. - Depressing office environment. Not as entertaining or fun as you'd expect it to be. - Parking sucks and traffic is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lazy and come to work on time. Spend some of that money and update your ERP systems so employees can actually be more effective.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Too tolerant of bad managers and don't care much about the employees

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location in Hollywood was great for me. Can be a young hip environment in some areas. Big on holiday parties. Physical environment was ok.

    Cons

    I had the manager from hell. All other finance areas were OK except ours. Leadership didn't care that we were living a daily nightmare. HR was useless as expected. Company benefits were generally subpar. Leadership seemed to be unsure and inconsistent at best. Couldn't even get breaks on tickets. No opportunities for growth, no training, no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Put money where your mouth is to treat employees better and you will get more out of them. Have HR at least pretend that they care about the employees and their working conditions. Get rid of bad managers faster when it comes to the attention of management.


  9. Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    makes a lot of money

    Cons

    Won't spend it where it is needed

    Advice to Management

    Spend it where it is needed


  10. Helpful (2)

    A bunch of idiots running this company.

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    Current Employee - Director of Sponsorship Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sponsorship Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Upper management runs things based on their egos and have no clue how to run a profitable business. They will be out of business within 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Put your egos aside and hire people who actually know what they are doing.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A toxic work enviroment

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    Former Employee - DOS in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - DOS in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work if you do not have or want a live of your own

    Cons

    The harder you work, the more they take advantage of you

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse



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