NBCUniversal
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www.nbcunicareers.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2013

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Pros:
  • "Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them"
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  • "They provide useful tools on how to cope and be successful in our work environment"
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Cons:
  • "long hours that is dictated by show schedules"
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  • "I question if senior management of my department has any clue as to how systematic the problems are"
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I was an Associate Producer at E!/NBCUniversal for two years and it was a very pleasant experience.

Associate Producer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat 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.

ConsAlways 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 Senior ManagementPromote more employees, keep hiring from within, stop restructuring all the freaking time, keep employees longer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The BEST Company

Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee)
Universal City, CA

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

ProsI 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.

ConsLong hours at the office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
Universal City, CA

I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsThere are no cons, it was a good experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore diverse projects would be nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat 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).

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementTry to make it less obvious when you have favorites.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience as an intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NBCUniversal

ProsLearned a lot, great attention and guidance from my manager

ConsVery corporate environment and stuffy

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

Associate Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Assistant (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNBC 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.

ConsThe opportunity to advance upward through career levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementPersonnel 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Professional

Intern/Pa (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern for more than a year

ProsGaining the best up-to-date industry experience

ConsI can't think of any

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience was positive and accommodating!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern for less than a 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for!

Digital Director (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

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

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting...

Audience Production Assistant (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

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

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

ConsNo moving up from this specific position unless you want to be a coordinator for audience. Management is really on your case.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that you were at the bottom once too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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