Univision Communications Inc. Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Great Growth Opportunities/ Some immaturity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for growth and career advancement. The HR team has been revamped and provides great opportunities for employees at all levels to grow in skill set and leadership.

    Cons

    Has a case of the mean girls. From executives to their assistants. The environment sometimes resembles a high school cafeteria rather than an office. Assistants share sensitive material in the open.
    Vacation policy is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate assistants on correct protocol and sensitivity to privileged information that they have access to from their managers. This is a compliance issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company with great team atmosphere, loved working for them

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    Current Employee - Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really good learning experience in their corporate division. Definetly learned a lot about each department in general. Loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Didn't really know spanish to well so it was a tough adjustment. A lot of people more focused on their work then socializing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management team that are very friendly and approachable. Some can be difficult but for the most part great upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Many unhappy employees, frequent lay offs, stay away if you want a solid work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, interesting work, always busy, a few real people who will be worth staying in touch with after you move on.

    Cons

    Many unhappy people working there, frequent layoffs, old clicks, bad management, lots of complaints from employees, many fake people who claim to be your friends but are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of bad managers and old clicks. Just sell the company already!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Growing Company with opportunities if you keep your eyes open.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc.

    Pros

    Great work environment, Hard working employees, decent perks

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get out of hand during busy times (Major events)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to learn new skills and then to exploit them somewhere else.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment with coworkers only. As an entry level professional you can learn a lot, even master new skills.

    Cons

    Downsizing is stressing the workforce. Wearing to many hats with the same salary and the management getting bonuses at.the end of the year. The people with experience is not longer valuable for the company, management doesn't care about quality, is the same to have a kfc or McDonald's shift manager than a news director. The salary is the lowest in every market, but how they show off their ratings every sweep period.
    The multiple layer at the top made with vice presidents is a joke in the industry, it seems as a ponzy scheme. There is no advance system to promote.the.hard.workers, sexual advancement and harrasment still in the higher ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because there is a loyal audience, doesn't mean you can't innovate and value them. Univision is in the top, because the soldiers that everyday give their very the best. Care about them, stop naming new vice presidents or at least promote the hard workers. Put in place a advancement system, stop promoting outsiders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Wonderful company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc.

    Pros

    You learn so much in every position

    Cons

    Some teams can be small others large, depending on location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks would be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Candidate beware...

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc.

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly people, decent salary... at one time.

    Nice view from the 26th floor.

    Great breakfast and lunch meeting leftovers.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs in 2012 changed the entire culture of the company for the worst. Shortly after, lots of good employees began to resign one by one. HR is a joke, they don't help you but rather look for ways to push you out. Also, HR isn't competent enough to properly keep track of PTO and blamed all the departments to avoid culpability... as a result of this we were all punished and forced to take 5 days vacation during December, leaving us with just 5 days to use as we please. 5 days vacation per year? Really?

    And don't even think about career advancement unless you get lucky enough to work under a good manager who wants to see you grow. Those are now few and far in between. Again: Do NOT go to HR for anything, especially regarding moving up.

    Upper management comprised of mostly white males who don't speak Spanish and whom are out of touch with Hispanic cultures. You would never know this by the TV programming.

    Etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the old ways of the company, and get rid of that ridiculous December vacation requirement. It's belittling and a huge turn off. A lot of employees have jumped ship. Look at why and fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Univision Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and hard working people. Everyone is friendly and work environment is great. As an intern you learn a lot and get a lot of hands on experience. Very flexible in scheduling. This is a great company to intern at if you want some hands on experience at a TV station.

    Cons

    With the hectic work environment there can be issues with communication. Especially between departments. But this is not a common issue. Hours can be long at times but this is to be expected in this industry. Especially if you are doing an internship.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Media Strategist

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    Former Employee - Media Strategist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Media Strategist in Miami, FL

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team work spirit... some of the friends - that still have today - I made them there. Excellent co-workers. I was able to take advantage of the employee's benefits: ex. Tuition reimbursement, 401k, etc.

    Cons

    Hats-off - Univision is a boot-camp ground in Spanish Broadcasting - started as an intern to full-time employee within an eight (8) month period. The lack of growth or heavy politics within the company can be a hindered due to management lack of training. There is a heavy culture-clash and generational-clash within the company. In order to move-up or move-around it is strongly difficult and even discouraging. The concurrent lay-offs brought a tense and low morale atmosphere... Unfortunately, some co-workers left the company due to the drastic and unnerving structural changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To evoke more of a honest talk with their employees. Serious intense management and leadership workshops. Particularly multicultural awareness seminars... these need to be implemented urgently!!. Truly, some efforts have been made in evoking Team building with some company events like: the 4th of July food trucks lot and Halloween costume contest party, town hall meetings (looks more like an award-show - honestly) and women's leadership academy. Nevertheless, a lot more needs to be done to continue being the # 1 Hispanic Network.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing

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

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to meet, network, some perks.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. You have to bribe them to get up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your employees on their merits and accomplishments because we'll leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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