NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
560 Reviews
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)

  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 26 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    The history, location and level of talent is a wonderful asset to the company. Walking into the building every day is always exciting with so much activity going on. NBC is high-profile with so many great people to learn from. You work on high-caliber shows.

    Cons

    Micro-managers! Corporate feel! Everything got worse when Comcast took over. Morale is very low. You always look over your shoulder hoping you're not included in the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel appreciated for so much hard work. It is a very stressful environment and people are so passionate about what they do. It doesn't take much to say "thank you for your hard work" or "we appreciate you". A little goes a LONG way to make employees happy and want to work even harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not so good anymore

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the fame and brand of NBC. your resume will look good with NBC on it. competitive pay rate for old union jobs.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to begin.
    can'te been with the company for 7 years now.
    I'm now a daily hire and for some pepole that might be a new term that you never heard before. NBC is a huge company and over the years they just want to go cheaper and cheaper in terms of salary and in everyway.
    there are so many departments so I can't speak for all those departments but many are corrupted, meaning managers are useless and they just keep creating meaningless and useless higher management positions when they cut down on actual working class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most employee thinks managements are useless. please do something that works and stop playing the game of throne.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most everyone you work with was great

    Cons

    Too much office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past managers to see who is doing the real work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship I've had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and the supervisors are down to earth. They speak to you like you're a part of the team!

    Cons

    Didn't get to have a culture because it was email communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Overall great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  11.  

    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.

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