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NBCUniversal Reviews

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was an Associate Producer at E!/NBCUniversal for two years and it was a very pleasant experience.

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun job, nice people, cool perks, chic location, ok salary, yearly merit salary raises, potential to get a really awesome position, great experience, great entry level positions to get a career started.

    Cons

    Always laying off production staff, difficult to get promoted, management can sometimes be clueless is to what their suborindates do and can turn a blind eye to problems between employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more employees, keep hiring from within, stop restructuring all the freaking time, keep employees longer

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The BEST Company

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Universal City, CA

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

    Pros

    I have interned for NBCUniversal for 4 years and am now a full-time employee and it just gets better with each passing year. I have had the most amazing supervisors who have taught me priceless lessons and advice and formed me into the business woman I am today.

    Cons

    Long hours at the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting...

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    Current Employee - Audience Production Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Audience Production Assistant in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people. You get to absorb everything around you. You get a decent amount of overtime. Looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    No moving up from this specific position unless you want to be a coordinator for audience. Management is really on your case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that you were at the bottom once too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    NBC.com Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Universal City, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun to work with big name tv shows and design for them

    Cons

    There are no cons, it was a good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More diverse projects would be nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great support from parent company (Comcast).
    NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio.
    Good opportunity for growth among the various platforms.
    Management tries their best to help their teams grow & to an extent care about your feelings.
    What you put in, you will get back in return (your work does not go unnoticed).

    Cons

    It's clear that management has their favorite but that's anywhere you go.
    The industry is all about politics therefore, being a brownnoser will get you far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make it less obvious when you have favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience as an intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great attention and guidance from my manager

    Cons

    Very corporate environment and stuffy

  8.  

    My tenure at NBC Universal ran for 18 years; I love the company and the people who work there.

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    NBC Universal is a well respected organization in the entertainment industry. I have many years with the company. I wouldn't have ever left, but was a victim of layoffs when the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien changeover occurred in 2009. I've missed the company everyday and would consider it an honor to rejoin NBC Universal; a company with whom I have so much history.

    Cons

    The opportunity to advance upward through career levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personnel who have been loyal employees, and have tenure should be considered for advancement within the company. Obviously someone who remained with the company for nearly two decades is loyal and dependable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Professional

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    Former Employee - Intern/Pa in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern/Pa in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gaining the best up-to-date industry experience

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Digital Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Well run organization financially. Serious about building value for its shareholders and in making the environment a great place to work.

    Cons

    It's large, but the way it is managed from the top (by business leader) allows each leader to independently create their own environments within the larger company which helps to make it feel smaller.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience was positive and accommodating!

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

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

    Pros

    -it is awesome to be working in the entertainment industry, regardless of your field at NBCU
    -great organizational structure allows employees to feel well taken care of

    Cons

    -it can be difficult to experience different industries within the organization
    -the Human Resources department is frustrating to work with during the interview and matriculation process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's crucial to be friendly and hard-working. The interviewing process is pretty relaxed, so you must show that you have the personality that others would want to work with while your internship takes place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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