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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
658 Reviews
3.9
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Pros
  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

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


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 28 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Positive Internship Experience (Motion Picture Group)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Studio City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Management made me an integral part of the team; I was allowed to sit in on most meetings and conference calls, some of which directors were excluded from. Boss (SVP) was always receptive to my comments and questions, and the tasks handed to me were very rarely "intern typical".

    HR hosted numerous networking events and skill building activities.

    Cons

    Commuting to the valley was not ideal, and though $10/hr is above minimum wage, it's not much living in the LA area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NBC is a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    They understand the work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is a very large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very professional and fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Constantly trying to innovate and become better. Great leadership and guidance from the CEO down to mid-managers

    Cons

    As an intern, they didn't pay well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A place to surround yourself with the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - Tremendous facilities
    - Good matching 401k option
    - Interesting and fulfilling work
    -Most employees seem to enjoy what they do.
    -Fun atmosphere, at any given time people could be tossing a football across the studio or be entrenched in an intense game of ping-pong.
    -The best of the best work here. Everyone is very good at their job.
    -Entry-level PAs are paid hourly meaning during the particularly busy parts of the year you get those OT hours.
    -Promotion from within is commonplace and NBCU is such a massive company that movement is very possible.

    Cons

    -Pay is OK by industry standards but still not anything great.
    -Hours are outlandish. Expect nights and weekends.
    -Hourly employees DO NOT get paid time off. No sick days, no vacation days. This is my main gripe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some paid time off, even if it's just a few days a year for emergencies or sick days would go a long way in feeling appreciated and cared for by the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company. Lots of opportunity.

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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

    Pros

    Great facilities and benefits. Amazing people. Huge company with lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Managers won't force you to learn and move up. You have to do it on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little feedback goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, coworkers and products. Challenging and rewarding. Good benefits (medical, financial and perks)

    Cons

    Work long hours, large company makes communication difficult, entertainment industry does not pay very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, good amount of vacation/sick days. Everyone has a good attitude and is allowed a good level of autonomy when it comes to getting their work done.

    Cons

    Traffic could be a slog, but honestly, that was it for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You treat your employees well! Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chance to gain valuable experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Operations in Newton, MA

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

    Pros

    Company is currently in growing

    Cons

    Work environment very stressful & employee bad/unprofessional behavior is overlooked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NBCS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Very focused on the viewer's POV. This sports network offers so many differing types of sport options. The work is broad and supported by teams that love the little event as much as the big ones.

    Cons

    The office is in Connecticut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use social media more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive, supportive environment, lot of responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - NBC Entertainment Sales and Marketing Research in New York, NY
    Former Intern - NBC Entertainment Sales and Marketing Research in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked on several long projects but had the ability to take on new research requests as well. Learned many Nielsen systems

    Cons

    Didn't get to see the impact of my work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show interns more about the results of their work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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