Live Nation Entertainment

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Live Nation Entertainment Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
155 Reviews
3.2
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Live Nation Entertainment President, CEO, and Director Michael Rapino
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sponsorship/Sales Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sponsorship Intern in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Sponsorship Intern in Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Keeping in mind that each department and team dynamic varies, my personal experience at the company has been great. Things I have enjoyed include:
    - Relaxed Environment with no micromanaging
    - Variety of tasks to learn. Bosses are quick to have you do work that matters and actually impacts the business, not just menial labor or busy work
    - Super flexible with scheduling for interns
    - A more culture-savvy and trendy work environment in the Sales department (since these are the guys that need to know which brands will sell and what people want to buy).

    Cons

    - No pay for interns is probably the biggest concern, but it IS the Music Industry so it's to be expected
    - Free tickets are presented as a perk, but in reality they are near-impossible to get since you can only get tickets to shows at venues that LN owns (3 in my area) to shows that aren't sold out (aka the shows you actually want to go to are probably off the list)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are all amazing and creative. Great place to get started with lots of potential to grow.

    Cons

    With such a large corporation, it is sometimes difficult to get responses from coworkers in other cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Live Nation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Employees are extremely passionate and committed to what they do

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, nice people, interesting work

    Cons

    Pay range is under industry average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Cloud Systems Administrator in Hollywood, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend it where it is needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bunch of idiots running this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sponsorship Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sponsorship Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work and No Life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FREE COFEE and WATER in break rooms if you are lucky

    Cons

    No lunch breaks, No holidays, Work from 8 am - 12 AM and weekends, No recognition of hard work, Don't join as software developer as you have to (Design/ Dev / Testing / Support(weekends too) / deployment ) in 1 and half week and if you are slow or left one bug they all will come to you with all guns loaded. Better be on the other side that being software dev. Join any-other software company where your life is given more priority than work. I suffered and impacted my heath don't want anyone to follow the same steps. I like software development, but the way the software dev is treated in this company is miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the people at the lower end who are doing actual work and not just the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Chauvinistic Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pros I can say about my four years working at Live Nation? It looks really great on my resume. Oh, and you start to realize everything you DO NOT WANT from a job or a boss. Another perk was the casual dress code (but from my experiences since I left Live Nation, I found most marketing companies do this now), and the top of the list of perks? Free concerts and shows.

    Cons

    Chauvinistic, sexist, and unless you're a male that went to a particular university, don't expect any raises. You have to ASK for raises, beg for raises. Very little employee recognition. Don't expect to learn anything that'll help you in your future career. My boss, in particular, was a micro-manager, and never had the gull to say anything without sounding sarcastic. You want to feel like a worthless piece of crap? Go work for him! He never had the courage to fire people, either. He had random other co-workers in the office do it. Also, the extremely OLD technology! My computer was over 7 years old, and I had to replace it multiple times with unused desktops laying around the office. Absolutely NO benefits unless you're full-time, which I fell just short of 10 hours. They did not want to give me full-time because they did not want to give me benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more recognition for the work they do. Happy employees actually want to do a good job and work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Having to run your own business offers lessons you may never have had otherwise.

    Cons

    Although you work for a big company, you're really working alone essentially in this position/organization. Live Nation seems to build and encourage silos vs. a cooperative collective team working for the betterment of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering pay increases and encourage teamwork within the teams and divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Live Nation Southern California

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment

    Pros

    Live Nation had an amazing and motivated team of people who truly care about and love the music industry.

    Cons

    Although it may seem like a huge company, a lot of the local and international level positions are filled by veterans who have no intention or reason to go elsewhere. This means that there is little room for growth within the company in many different departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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