NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
575 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)

  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 27 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very nice, helpful, and open to Interns

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, a lot of experience, work along side people

    Cons

    Competitive, long hours and weekends sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network, network, network because as an Intern you are only there a short time so if you want a job there you have to meet the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and lots of vacation and personal time. The people are also very friendly and it is a great work environment.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons to my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great institution to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well established in the industry, great upper management working on improving the old school mentality. Great opportunity to move skills between different business units due to the structure of the company.

    Cons

    Old management was set on their ways too much. Looks like the new team is working on changing that for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question everything and look into the answers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, great teams, innovative

    Cons

    It's a big company so it's hard to move up the ranks sometimes

  6.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst, NBCUniversal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company values, young and new culture, opportunities

    Cons

    restricted momentum/movement (have to get manager and hr approval), lack of exposure to executives, work-life balance a little skewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more openess, transparency, and exposure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The part of the company you work for matters

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, decent salary. Stated company values are great. I especially appreciate that they try to be somewhat earth conscious or "green". NBCUniversal is a big company, so it makes a great deal of difference where you work. I worked for a broadcast television station and liked it a lot. I had talented coworkers and management.

    Cons

    It can be very "corporate". They have a pretty typical annual evaluation system for raises/promotions, which I don't find to be particularly useful or a good measure of success/worth. Work culture can be stressful and overly demanding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more relaxed and stress-free work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love it here, NBC Sports Radio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at NBCUniversal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, pay, great networking, amazing environment

    Cons

    long hours, the promotions are very hard to get, it just depends on how much your working in other areas, making yourself known.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    NBCUniversal is a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture and work /life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Starts off strong but doesn't keep the excitement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved being able to go to USH whenever I wanted and I loved the access to events and the different programs offered for health and wellness.

    Cons

    The scheduling was so annoying. They hired so many people so often that other employees got hours cut. The wage is terrible. With Universal being such a moneymaker, they could afford to pay their people a living wage. Happy staff, happy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites. Most of my managers were really attentive and helpful but depending on who was working at the time, sometimes I felt my needs weren't met as others were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked there for many years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally sallerys are competitive even though there are descrapencys in pay rates between different divisions for people doing exactly the same tasks. Exposure to cutting edge of technology is has always been a priority within the company.

    Cons

    There is a clear class structure between divisions, an upstairs downstairs mentality is pevalent with employes openly hostile to members outside their group. There is deep resentment of engineering staff by the editorial staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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