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Ticketmaster Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
136 Reviews
3.3
136 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most of the people are great to be around and a joy to work with (in 10 reviews)

  • Free tickets to shows (if you are London based - don't expect much in satellite offices) (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance needs improvement (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper Management has no clue how things in the field offices actually work (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent, but not the company it once was.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Ticketmaster full-time

    Pros

    Good people, in some departments.
    Flexible schedule.
    Technically challenging work.

    Cons

    Most of the talent has fled and the ones that remain are looking for new opportunities.
    Culture has changed considerably.
    Leadership is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the people and the systems before trying to change them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Live Nation Ticketmaster - a job not a career

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Above average pay. Fast pace environment.

    Cons

    Zero career development or training. No formal review process at the time. Due to regulations, low contribution limits for 401K. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real marketing plan. Pushing Upsells in a recession? Give me a break?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Highly political environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ticketmaster full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Good benefits
    Entertainment industry (could be plus or minus)

    Cons

    Senior management has no respect for their subordinates, which is reflected all the way down the corporate ladder. Prepare to be treated as a peon.
    Some groups have great leadership, but generally it's average-to-nonexistant
    Poor work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spreading nice-sounding B.S. in corporate meetings and focus on implementing some of the corporate culture you profess to support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    OK...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    work/life balance
    fun coworkers
    company is in a great location

    Cons

    favoritism can run rampant
    unable to step up despite repeated requests
    employee performance reviews rarely followed up on
    mgr has control issues/micromanager

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people but don't expect any training or team support..

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    You are close to the concert and ticketing business.

    Cons

    Satisfaction depends on which manager you get and whether your team has good team dynamics. The mobile development group has horrible team dynamics, dysfunctionally incommunicative team leads, political favoritism. Growth or training or junior people was not encouraged and little hands on dialogue in actively training new people. You get penalized for expressing your point of view and if you ask for help, then you are thrown under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your newer employees who don't know nearly as much as your senior people. Everyone is always learning in the field of software development, so you can't expect everyone to know everything. Allow for dissenting opinions and positive contribution, and less egomania.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging and rewarding job place where you can see your work effort make a difference in people's lives.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    Ticketmaster is a wonderful place where you get to work with extremely intelligent people, have fun while working hard and doing what you enjoy. You work with the latest technology and make difference in people's lives by improving their experience in buying tickets to any and all live events, such as sports, concerts, theatre etc. You are never bored, you constantly grow and continue to learn new things on daily basis.

    Cons

    I have barely anything bad to say about the company, after merger with Live Nation things were a bit rocky, but as time went buy we emerged bigger and stronger. We have new goals ahead and I see that the future is brighter than ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate, update employees on the future of the company and direction we are heading.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I got a chance to work with lots of smart people and learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    Fun entertainment oriented culture, I made lots of friends

    Cons

    A bit political at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell out to LiveNation... er too late

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good, some bad

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    Really nice benefits, time off "coupons", early off near holidays, 3 weeks vacation minimum, work provided milk (yes milk), soda, and juice.

    Cons

    Kind of sweatshop atmosphere, bullpen cubicles so absolutely no privacy, yelling at employees in front of others. Definitely an atmosphere of favorites and non-favorites, but it's not that different from most workplaces

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees equally. Training was a big example, some people got training, help with training, sent to training and others got nothing. It was just that way and nobody seemed to care.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Product support

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    Current Employee - Producer  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    great company. growth opportunity. great people.

    Cons

    new merger changed a lot in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    noe advice

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and Bads

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Pros

    It's awesome to work in entertainment..but the ticket discounts are not as great as everyone thinks.
    My manager was awesome!
    Working with quite a few smart people who always have a side hustle.

    Cons

    Decisions made at the upper level often come out of nowhere.
    There are a quite a few people who think they are great, but really suck (lots in marketing!!).
    They work your butt off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly communicate strategic vision and stick by it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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