NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
547 Reviews

3.8
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Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 29 reviews)

  • Fun people, great environment, very relaxing and good work-life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 23 reviews)

  • They speak about a work life balance, but there is none (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    NBCUniversal Intern Review- It was a great company with a less than stellar internship program

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There were lots of opportunities to learn about the company as a whole
    Tons of fun events

    Cons

    Not so much attention on me learning about the specific job I was hired for
    A lot of down time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone should manage an intern!! Many people are too busy and will leave the intern bored and feeling useless.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Assistant to Executive Producer

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant for Network Television  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant for Network Television in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Depends on where in the massive conglomerate that is NBC's. My office had a fabulous talented, funny and hardworking people. Great networking lots of little fun perks.

    Cons

    Keeping your position alive is always on your mind. TV is a fickle industry and it's amplified at this network is my general feeling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. I had an internship at NBC and my supervisors were really helpful in preparing me to get a job after the internship was over.

    Cons

    There weren't really any cons other than that I didn't get the actual job. However, that was because they were on a hiring freeze.

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  5.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Training, Hands-on, Fun Environment, Friendly

    Cons

    Lack of promotion, lack of raises,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    NBC Universal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Great company in a pleasant atmosphere with fairly flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Not enough synergy among various business groups and a lot of duplicated effort. Very long process to get hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some centralized management instead of all these rouge business units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Page Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    +Great experience
    +Lots of fun times w/ celebs

    Cons

    -Pay
    -No benefits to use
    -Pay again

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Internship Ever!!!

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    Former Employee - News Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - News Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It is very hands-on and you get the opportunity to do almost everything! The people I worked with were very nice and encouraging.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons that I feel I need to discuss, except that this internship requires the intern to really think outside the box and be quick on their foot and with thoughts and ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Jerry Springer Intern

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    Former Employee - At Jerry Springer  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - At Jerry Springer in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    Always entertaining, minimum wage pay, easy to get time off, love NBC as a brand, also the career center is extremely helpful

    Cons

    The supervisors are rude, they have outrageous expectations for interns, they do not provide any REAL production experience, its mostly just slave labor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This is a solid company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Broadcast Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Broadcast Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. The work is exciting. The people are cool. The sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be tough. There may be some graveyard shifts and long days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Typical TV station values ratings over relationships, but otherwise not a bad place to work.

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All of my co-workers treated me like a valuable part of the team.

    Cons

    Management treated me like I had value only when they needed me. When they found a cheaper solution, they went with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget that the way you treat people does make a difference. You can be a great manager and a person of integrity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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