United Talent

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United Talent Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best company i've worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mailroom Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Talent

    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

  3.  

    Great energy, all depends on who you work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant to Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant to Agent in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at United Talent full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A top company in its space.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Beverly Hills, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Talent

    Pros

    Access to industry top players

    Cons

    Long hours, and low pay

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Low pay, long hours, unfriendly atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at United Talent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stepping stone to a better position.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, hard 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 United Talent

    Pros

    Interesting people, great opportunities, lots of chances for advancement, the mail room is a great place to start

    Cons

    Demanding culture, revolving door hiring, hard work, long hours, lots of yelling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus a little more on employee development instead of acting like a placement agency to the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Welcome to Hollywood.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Foot in the door in the industry, access.

    Cons

    Low pay, stressful environment, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more career guidance to your assistants. Not all will become agents, so why waste their time? High turnover results in more time training new assistants, so give more incentives for people to stick around. 'Access' is not enough (aka listening into phonecalls.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great entry-level exposure to business of entertainment industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    An assistant-level job at UTA is like getting paid to go to entertainment grad school. Get a sense of the culture it takes to 'make it' in Hollywood. Unparalleled networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Incessant never-ending workload. Low salaries. Long hours. Many personalities are unsatisfiable divas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glamorous, fast-paced environment with menial work and high turnover.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at United Talent as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, friendly co-workers, get to see celebrities, great weather in California.

    Cons

    High turnover, stressful, menial work such as fetching coffee and dry cleaning, low pay, long hours and many of the higher ups are certifiably insane (but there is also a good chance you end up with a nice boss, which I did)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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