NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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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. MOC Technician

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    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors
    Supportive and team oriented coworkers
    Very good training to prepare me for the job when I started

    Cons

    Scheduling of shifts based on seniority more than effort put into the job

  2. Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits and there is alot of promotion from within for assistants

    Cons

    very political, corporate environment. Some departments don't get any growth so you could find yourself in a good job but not alot of room to go up past middle management

  3. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401k - Excellent profit sharing plan

    Cons

    Politics - Most jobs have it....either deal with it or succumb

    Advice to Management

    Recognize good workers

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  5. Music Services Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The department provides it's interns with hands-on projects and tasks to keep you busy and interested at the same time. Many of these included watching television segments, which was a plus. Great department, absolutely lovely staff. This is a dream job.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work according to deadlines and production schedules. From time to time multiple projects will arrive on your desk at the same time, and they require an equal amount of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Management was nurturing and willing to provide interns with opportunities that other jobs cannot. All employees are included in the NBCUniversal culture, and are afforded all the same perks, including holiday benefits, tours, lectures, and discounts.

  6. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very fast paced, challenges you to think on innovative ways to distribute the company's content with the changing pay-TV market

    Cons

    Politics, it seems that NBC has been in the news way too much lately for the wrong reasons

  7. Great Experience

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    Great office environment, great people, a true work-life balance

    Cons

    It is a huge company that can make you feel lost in the mix of it all but stay focused and driven and you'll be able to navigate through

    Advice to Management

    I think they're doing a good job so far, but remember to always put the employees first and to value them as people even during hectic times of the year.

  8. Digital Media Operations Technician

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    Former Contractor - Digital Media Operations Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Digital Media Operations Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with. Management was pro active and provided professional training very well.

    Cons

    Not always the best communication.

    Advice to Management

    Be more up front with employees.

  9. Great team!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, digitally savvy, centrally located

    Cons

    Low pay for market, too many tourists at 30 Rock

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for but experience will vary greatly between business group. Salary stagnation is common.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Universal City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like any large corporation that operates simultaneously different businesses, employee experiences will vary greatly, but NBCUniversal manages to weave the culture together at the high level. After the Comcast acquisition, it has slowly turned into a forward-thinking organization encouraging creative ideas from its staff. Leadership from upper management is frequently visible and positive.

    Cons

    Wage stagnation can be a big issue here. There is no set salary range for jobs so departments can assign whatever they want for their staff and salary fluctuations increase the higher up you go. New hires tend to get paid significantly higher than those who have been here longer while performing the same job. However, there is plenty of opportunities here to make up for lost salary growth. Do not get complacent performing the same job for over five years because that is when your salary will start to lag.

    Advice to Management

    Routinely review staff salary at all levels to ensure it is within fair range so that no one person makes unusually more than their peers. Value loyalty and work experience for those who have been with the company for a long time.

  11. Can feel quite bureaucratic.

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    Former Freelancer - Digital Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Digital Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work at 30 Rock. Decent commissary.

    Cons

    Agonizing design approval and editorial process

    Advice to Management

    Try to modernize structure/hierarchy

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