NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
73 reviews filtered by
  • Universal City, CA
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.8
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
Stephen B. Burke
33 Ratings

Pros
  • Flexibility on work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Some great people that really care (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • General work ethic is an expectation of long hours or off hours support for primetime or weekends and special events occasionally (in 28 reviews)

  • Work/life balance can be tricky (in 11 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

73 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Review for Universal Pictures

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun company culture, flexible hours, cool work perks

    Cons

    Competitive to get a job there


  2. Works for some.

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

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

    Pros

    Working for a company where the world sees your work. Office politics are welcome.

    Cons

    Some groups are slow to being open and developing innovative content. Focus is on bottom line and finances rather then creativity and human capital.

    Advice to Management

    Mange from connection and empathy rather than ego and fear.


  3. All for the name

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -The name on my resume

    Cons

    -There was a weird divide with those white collar executives and interns, as such, we had no relationship with them as they came off as very unapproachable. -The majority of the work we did was busy work, such as gathering and distributing clippings, distributing mail. I, at one point, had to search for Halloween costumes for an executives college aged daughter.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great!

    Current Employee - Intern in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Universal City, CA

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, the Lot is really fun to work on, programs for interns

    Cons

    Depending on department, may have high cubicles


  6. Fine job, not a long term career

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free screenings, central location, yearly review system, access to NBCUniversal's internal job application site

    Cons

    Depends on your manager. If you don't have a champion, you can get stuck on a desk even though you're being given more responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the good people you hire.


  7. Expeditor

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many avenues you could take to advance your career. You could make lots of connections.

    Cons

    Comcast seems to not like unions so they are trying to downsize all the union workers. When it gets really slow it tends to get really boring. You have to find things to do to keep you buys.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Great company to work for but experience will vary greatly between business group. Salary stagnation is common.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Like any large corporation that operates simultaneously different businesses, employee experiences will vary greatly, but NBCUniversal manages to weave the culture together at the high level. After the Comcast acquisition, it has slowly turned into a forward-thinking organization encouraging creative ideas from its staff. Leadership from upper management is frequently visible and positive.

    Cons

    Wage stagnation can be a big issue here. There is no set salary range for jobs so departments can assign whatever they want for their staff and salary fluctuations increase the higher up you go. New hires tend to get paid significantly higher than those who have been here longer while performing the same job. However, there is plenty of opportunities here to make up for lost salary growth. Do not get complacent performing the same job for over five years because that is when your salary will start to lag.

    Advice to Management

    Routinely review staff salary at all levels to ensure it is within fair range so that no one person makes unusually more than their peers. Value loyalty and work experience for those who have been with the company for a long time.


  9. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, excellent benefits, relaxed atmosphere, there's always something going on the lot like TV and movie filming

    Cons

    Very political, a lot of people in management who do not have the skills to manage, mentor and motivate people

    Advice to Management

    Equip your managers with the skill to be good managers. Send them to management training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting, dynamic media company that has gone through many transitions in the past five years.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of work to be done with smart people across many departments that can potentially impact the entire company.

    Cons

    Long hours, LOTS of politics, toll-gate/red-tape processes to get anything approved / work done. Wages are mediocre at best. Lots of leadership is in place due to attrition - not the best, most intelligent, well-equipped people in management due to this factor.

    Advice to Management

    End the catering to exec-interns (1yr interns given management positions without work experience) and ensure that failures are acknowledged, documented, and learned from, so that future projects can be successful.


  11. Wonderful place to work.

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

    I worked at NBCUniversal

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, good amount of vacation/sick days. Everyone has a good attitude and is allowed a good level of autonomy when it comes to getting their work done.

    Cons

    Traffic could be a slog, but honestly, that was it for me.

    Advice to Management

    You treat your employees well! Keep it up!



Showing 73 of 849 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.