NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
550 Reviews
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    very energetic and young culture

    Cons

    really nothing for the cons yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really nothing for this yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best places I have ever worked, best people in the business, and I look forward to coming to work everyday.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to advance quickly
    - Freedom to work on projects and events that interest you.
    - Great open feel to the building

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Weekends
    - International Events (early mornings)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Cable Network, Sales Marketing/Promotions  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cable Network, Sales Marketing/Promotions in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There was a lot of forward thinking and creativity. Flexibility on work life balance.

    Cons

    Congestion in the lane to grow in your role as it relates to the cable network side of things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, Comcast is investing in the company, culture is generally very professional & positive

    Cons

    Needed changes can be slow at times due to many levels of decision-makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to advance outside of their business unit. For as long as I worked at NBC I had very limited contact with those outside my business unit unless I specifically sought out networking with them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Good environment, excellent properties and managers who seem to legitimately try to balance staff's goals with the overall goals of the department and company

    Cons

    Would like more access to other properties, more mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing by reaching out to employees with town halls and so forth. But would also be good if it appeared that these conversations went both ways, they can feel one-sided

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8.  

    Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    Was in the NYC office and loved how many opportunities were there. Got the opportunity to meet someone new and learn something new on a daily basis! Everyone was very friendly and there are simply so many different assets within NBCUniversal that you are bound to find a fit.

    Cons

    Was really large in size and gets hard to navigate at times. There is also a lot of politics and layers of approval so some things that should be easy become difficult.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    A great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    A huge learning platform . Great people to know work here

    Cons

    There are dangerous politics at play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Out with the old in with the new you've gotten stale

    No opinion of CEO

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