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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
607 Reviews
3.9
607 Reviews
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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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.  

    OK place if you want to excel in management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Many departments have a liberal telecommuting policy if you have a difficult commute or need to work around a tight school schedule. You will definitely learn a lot about corporate culture. If you get to know the pages (and you really should regardless because they tend to be really great kids), they can hook you up with tickets and other goodies. If you're talented, driven, and in the right place in the right time, you can go far.

    Cons

    Still has GE mentality: directors and above are the only people who matter, everyone else is a faceless, replaceable cog. Individual talent is neither respected nor recognized; if you don't have any management aspirations then accept that you will never excel here. Unfortunately this is coupled with the loss of GE's famous management grooming, so this is no longer a place for folks to get the real-world equivalent of an MBA.
    Many departments (not all) are strongly dominated by alpha-male types: lots of talking over one another and arguing over points for the sake of arguing. You get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the IT side they employ a lot of contractors. Getting head count is difficult and you're not given a high budget for the folks you get, so your best bet is to hope for young talent.
    Try not to become like the people around you unless you're like that anyway. There's plenty of opportunity for the introverts and listeners out there in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee Vs Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broadcasting Production Technician in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Broadcasting Production Technician in Burbank, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A company that still must deal with union negotiations, protecting the employee from total abuse.

    Cons

    With all the hype on quality of programing and content none of the programs can achieve true quality with out the talents of men and women who help to produce the products for air. Technology has dummed up the process in achieving a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While trying to save or generate optimum revenue and share holder profits keep in mind what can happen when all technology fails and true experienced personnel responds with rapid solutions in a crisis situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was an amazing internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great work environment, friendly people, great location

    Cons

    there were no cons! everything about my internship was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to listen to ideas from those below you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Access Hollywood Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    This was one of my first internships during college. My boss was really laid back, welcoming & gave me a lot of responsibility which was awesome.

    Cons

    I didn't meet a lot of people outside of my department. We kept to ourselves in our immediate one.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very nice, helpful, and open to Interns

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, a lot of experience, work along side people

    Cons

    Competitive, long hours and weekends sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network, network, network because as an Intern you are only there a short time so if you want a job there you have to meet the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    smart people, great teams, innovative

    Cons

    It's a big company so it's hard to move up the ranks sometimes

  8.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and lots of vacation and personal time. The people are also very friendly and it is a great work environment.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons to my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great institution to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well established in the industry, great upper management working on improving the old school mentality. Great opportunity to move skills between different business units due to the structure of the company.

    Cons

    Old management was set on their ways too much. Looks like the new team is working on changing that for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question everything and look into the answers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst, NBCUniversal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company values, young and new culture, opportunities

    Cons

    restricted momentum/movement (have to get manager and hr approval), lack of exposure to executives, work-life balance a little skewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more openess, transparency, and exposure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The part of the company you work for matters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, decent salary. Stated company values are great. I especially appreciate that they try to be somewhat earth conscious or "green". NBCUniversal is a big company, so it makes a great deal of difference where you work. I worked for a broadcast television station and liked it a lot. I had talented coworkers and management.

    Cons

    It can be very "corporate". They have a pretty typical annual evaluation system for raises/promotions, which I don't find to be particularly useful or a good measure of success/worth. Work culture can be stressful and overly demanding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more relaxed and stress-free work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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