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NBCUniversal Reviews in Universal City, CA

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
605 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    I have worked for other entertainment studios in the past, this one was by far the best. It is a large company, which makes you feel like you're part of something big, but there are so many different projects going on and so many jobs being done that you can really focus on the little things. The back lot is a lot of fun too.

    Cons

    Since it is a big studio, getting around is sometimes difficult. You better get a golf cart!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Starts off strong but doesn't keep the excitement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Carnival Clerk in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved being able to go to USH whenever I wanted and I loved the access to events and the different programs offered for health and wellness.

    Cons

    The scheduling was so annoying. They hired so many people so often that other employees got hours cut. The wage is terrible. With Universal being such a moneymaker, they could afford to pay their people a living wage. Happy staff, happy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites. Most of my managers were really attentive and helpful but depending on who was working at the time, sometimes I felt my needs weren't met as others were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Network TV overall has its work cut out for it, but right now, NBC is doing better than most.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Production in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Production in Universal City, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people. New boss is a terrific leader and mentor. Cool to work on well-known shows.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement in our division are few.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Begin!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - West Coast Page in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - West Coast Page in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always something new. As a West Coast Page, you are constantly transitioning in or out of something and those "somethings" can often reflect what you are truly interested in.The perks that come with being a Page are awesome, from discounts to access to exclusive events.The Page Program is a launching point and you have to make the most of it. The opportunities to connect with higher-ups are present as well as the training and advice that you need to move up the ranks.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, and the hours can be short if you haven't secured an assignment. It can be difficult to secure an entry-level position at NBCU but being a Page definitley helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to secure more assignments for rotation and possibly not being so laid back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Director, Integration

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Integration in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Integration in Universal City, CA

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, Exciting environment, good leadership

    Cons

    Like any corporation there is too much hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create growth opportunities for your talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks, benefits, access to the theme park anytime, fun people to work with, work-life balance, decent pay, fun networking events. Under new leadership so all of these could change.

    Cons

    upward mobility and promotions are hard to come by, employee development is nonexistent. Under new leadership infrastructure changes happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to offer more employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a quick and friendly atmosphere that is open to diversity.

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

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

    Pros

    Groups that want current employees to grow internally within the company. Lots of guidance when needed. No one seems to be out to get anyone. Everyone tries to help out.

    Cons

    Limited amount of work space either for storage or desk space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to promote internal candidates. It's boosts productivity. Always have the flexibility to hire more when possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, for the most part the people are helpful and nice, decent amount of perks and great benefits.

    Cons

    It can be very corporate, so there is a fair amoutn of competition. Even with all the departments and positions, it can be hard to move around. Lot's of re-structuring going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at NBC Universal

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

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

    Pros

    Great company... annual passes to Universal Park for only $130... Flexible schedule and great benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no cons at this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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