United Talent Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Agent Trainee

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    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggressive talent agency with smart agents and a strong client list. Strongest training model in the talent agency business in my experience.

    Cons

    It's a talent agency. Takes a very particular kind of person to enjoy this kind of work. Long hours. Very competitive. Tough to get promoted and not worth it unless you want to live and breath agenting.


  2. A great place, for a year

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Incredible office, dynamic personalities, interesting clients.

    Cons

    Devil wears prada - esque. Little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing - it's working for you (even if you aren't retaining everyone).


  3. Freelance Script Reader Review

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    Former Employee - Freelance Script Reader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Script Reader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Complete freedom. Interesting opportunity to sample the scripts being submitted to a major agency. They never put pressure on readers to take on more volume. It's completely ad hoc

    Cons

    Pay is very low (~$55/script). It works out to less than $10/hour. So this is not worth pursuing as a source of income. It's only beneficial if you want to practice writing coverage.

    Advice to Management

    A small increase in the pay per script would go a long way.


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  5. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall great atmosphere within the company

    Cons

    None to speak of here


  6. Best company i've worked for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boutique feel in a massive company CAO is extremely helpful, fair, and caring Moving up is almost certain if you put in the time Strong family and community feel Bonuses, parties, lunches, benefits Paid internships Everyone is treated equal from the top to the bottom

    Cons

    I really cant think of any. If you realize sometimes work is just busy work and that doesn't bother you...


  7. Mailroom Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very social workplace, very well known in the entertainment field, great contacts, learned a lot about the role of the agency in the creative process

    Cons

    Upward mobility (intern to trainee to assistant in desired division to agent), hours, often dealing with difficult people (agents and clients) and very high expectations


  8. A top company in its space.

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    Former Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    They have very talented people in the organization.

    Cons

    They lack continuity in management personnel and philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Build your executives in the same successful manor you build your clients.


  9. Great!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to industry top players

    Cons

    Long hours, and low pay


  10. Great energy, all depends on who you work with.

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant to Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, never a dull moment, diverse personalities, creative energy.

    Cons

    Fraternity setting, demanding hours, difficult personalities. Not atypical for entertainment industry.

    Advice to Management

    Splendid work on the placement of employees that leave the agency. Incredibly efficient work environment. Perhaps remind agents to treat assistants with respect and teach assistants not to repeat the vicious cycle once they become an agent.


  11. Low pay, long hours, unfriendly atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stepping stone to a better position.

    Cons

    Other assistants and agents are unfriendly, little to no pay, extremely long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the assistants better. Of course there is a high turn over rate when everyone is miserable.



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