Vivendi Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. International powerhouse

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vivendi Entertainment

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, Smart business acumen.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

  2. Lack of focus

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

    I worked at Vivendi Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting assortment of assets and technologies

    Cons

    lack of corporate focus and quality assurance

  3. Strong leadership provided by President and Executive Team

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

    I worked at Vivendi Entertainment full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was started from nothing and built into the top Independent Home Entertainment company.
    While competitors were struggling Vivendi strategically built powerhouse company and great staff.
    Great product to sell to retail in a variety of genres.
    Fast paced environment where days fly by!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, like other companies there was a small group of individuals with a toxic and hurtful agenda working against the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a bow for a job very well done.

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  5. Best indie video company in US history

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivendi Entertainment

    Pros

    Visionary leader started and continued to expand competitive indie video company, through theatrical and additional mergers. Challenged all to be the best, with high standards. If you can excel here, you can excel anywhere!

    Cons

    Challenged us to do more and better every day - is that really a con? Only if you are lazy!

    Advice to Management

    The nature of the video business brought challenges to this company, it had nothing to do with anything that the company or its leader did in the years of VE.

  6. Weak Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Universal City, CA

    I have been working at Vivendi Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits package. Exciting product. Opportunity to work with creative business partners including producers, directors and actors.

    Cons

    President unsuited for position. Company required someone with entertainment industry and more specifically DVD/video experience. President made the decision to create a money losing theatrical division which ultimately undermined the company's financial viability.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership can elevate a company. Poor leadership can doom a company. Vivendi Entertainment deserved better leadership.

  7. Flawed Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Universal City, CA

    I worked at Vivendi Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company benefits. Capable colleagues.

    Cons

    Company president simply lacked the knowledge and the skill-set to effectively run a small company. He compounded his lack of experience with an outsized ego that required he always be the smartest guy in the room.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a more effective leader.

  8. Mismanaged company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Universal Cty, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Universal Cty, CA

    I have been working at Vivendi Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company required innovation and creativity.

    Cons

    Unseasoned president who makes poor capital allocation decisions

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize your business

  9. OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Vivendi Entertainment

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get the benefit of working for the largest music company in the world so therefore have a good benefits/medical package.

    Cons

    Lots of politics with being part of a large corporate company. The downside to being part of the largest music company is that as music declines, the company declines, and then as a by-product, Videndi gets hit too even if we're doing well.

  10. Challenging and fulfilling at first, but quickly turned into generic work and long hours.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vivendi Entertainment

    Pros

    Great, smart people. Small, entrepreneurial environment but with a strong business backbone as part of NBCUniversal.

    Cons

    Challenging at first, but quickly turned into generic, boring work. The people there were great, but were constantly stressed out and worked late hours. Not much company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment to encourage work-life balance amongst your employees. If that means you have to hire more people, just do it.

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