Univision Communications Inc.

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Univision Communications Inc. Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
41 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    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
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    Univision Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. as an intern (less than an 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
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    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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    A lot of learning tools if you utilize them!

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in McAllen, TX

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Great company on resume, a lot of continuing education opportunities, opportunities for growth depend on the politics of your office.

    Cons

    The pay seemed low for the amount of work i was going. Univision is downsizing so expect to wear many hats, however when you look at the bright side this means a lot of learning opportunities in different areas. It all depends on your outlook.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Learned a lot, but was not able to advance further.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Their time-off policy is great, they are very understanding of personal time needed. The brand is well-known since most Hispanics grew up with it in the household.

    Cons

    The leadership at the company is bad, they don't seem to value their employees and only put people in higher positions because of who they get along with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance to move up in the company, instead you bring in outsiders. Realize that those that have been with your for a while are loyal and will help the company grow instead of continuing to lay them off just because you reached the cap of what you can pay them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Media giant attempting to reinvent itself.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent resources to get the job done. Fair salary.

    Cons

    The management is struggling to compete with the changes in advertising habits in this new age and their blunder is to eliminate headcount. Some persons are now doing the jobs of 3 or 4 people with no hike in pay while accruing vacation time is frowned upon. While body count has decreased overall, there are layers of upper management that don't need to exist. A cadre of old NBC people hired to run this show. The joke is "Univision, where old NBC people go to die."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn back to your strength in local media. Allow local managers to chart their courses in their markets. Decentralize the beast!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok I guess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Univision Communications Inc.

    Pros

    It was ok, great people

    Cons

    No room for advancement at all

  9.  

    Not a happy place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. full-time

    Pros

    My department is very hard working and full of good people.

    Cons

    It's all politics here. If you are in upper management, you have it made! If you are part of the support staff, you are pretty much in prison.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your support staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Univision Communications Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great people, growing company, collaborative

    Cons

    Under-market compensation, little to no career development (depends on your manager)

    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where they have you wait until you want to burn the place down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great new office reboot (that's where the pay freezes went..) with plastic ware and plates and milk for coffeee, but that's it

    Sales teams seem to have a lot of fun, but depends on your group for sure

    Cons

    This place has seen insane turnover where "post-Univision glow" is a common term

    Management seems to prefer letting talent leave but hire in MBAs or others who don't know how to do the job at all. One person I know has suffered through four managers that have been hired and fired; meanwhile he's still doing their job but being paid half the salary.

    There's also no standard pay level - you can takeover another person's job and do a better job, but not be paid as much. You can also be promoted but not get a raise. Management seems to depend on an opaque pay structure. You can also ask for a raise multiple times and management will string you along, until you're so furious you finally quit.

    The head of sales is also a notoriously obnoxious, belligerent, impatient personality. The person who reports to him is equally impatient and massages numbers to cover his mistakes.

    In your interview be sure to ask about your boss and your boss's boss' personality. Are the patient and intellectually curious and empathetic? Or impatient, jumps to conclusions, easily stressed, swears to the point where it's unprofessional, and fake?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement 360 degree reviews and a standardized pay structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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