NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Great benefits, poor culture

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits overall are very comparable to top industries.

    Cons

    Dependent on which group you work in, the work-life balance can either be super hectic or super chill. Overall, the culture is very much a clique. If you're not in the "in crowd", you won't be promoted. And diversity is just for outward appearances. There's no diversity at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say you're diverse, BE diverse. Promote from within and hire diverse candidates for senior level roles.


  2. NBC Universal

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Communications Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Communications Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, extensive support network for employees, many different ways to grow and advance. Fast paced professional environment that rewards hard work, innovation and discipline. Hours are long but there can be rewards for the effort.

    Cons

    Traditonal show business hierarchical structure that rewards position and contacts over merit. Not good for older employees. Decent benefits but low salaries compensated by glamor factor of working in show business. Current owner Comcast is very very cost effective

    Advice to Management

    Spend a few bucks on corporate extras


  3. Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Exposure to International Programming
    -Exposure to Content Acquisition
    -Participating in creation of short form interstitials
    -Work on Universal Lot
    -LA Screenings

    Cons

    -Little upward mobility
    -distance from domestic programming and lack of interest in networking with creative companies
    -Small department that lacked cohesiveness

    Advice to Management

    Show interest in cultivating teamwork and more interest in teaching people willing to learn. Show more interest in reaching out to other departments within company and not isolating the deprartment


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  5. Executive Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    There are not any cons.


  6. Good company, great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and creative colleagues who are interested in growing the various broadcast and cable brands using new approaches and digital media.

    Cons

    Since the Comcast takeover, the company has become more bureaucratic and less nimble, making it harder to move swiftly in a rapidly-changing media environment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in front-line employees and reduce the number in the executive ranks to re-align the company with a focus on content.


  7. Digital Operations Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Operations Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Operations Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have had a lot of hands on learning on my own.
    I have gain multitasking postions

    Cons

    No room for growth.
    Very little stability.
    Many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Have opportunities for growth.
    Perks for Universal.
    Encouragement and Enrichment.
    Better one on one training versus being handed a manual


  8. Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    No direction or focus. Upper management cares about moving up to the top, fighting with each other. They don't care about anyone below them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the goals and people that work for you, not how to you can climb the ladder to the top.


  9. Great first job

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a stressful environment. Management is great, doesn't micromanage. Perks of working for a large corporation.

    Cons

    Very minimal pay raises. No bump when going from contracted employee to staffed.


  10. NBCU Worklife

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great collegues and management, exciting place to work

    Cons

    wish advancement within the company would be more frequent

    Advice to Management

    Heavily consider promoting from within to keep retention at a high level


  11. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, IT in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    - some of the smartest people to work with
    - fairly good pay

    Cons

    - too big, can get lost
    - takes a long time to get anything done



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