Warner Bros. Records

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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A fun office experience with some great people! Cool perks of the job. A nice school-internship balance.

    Cons

    My supervisor hated questions about the industry which made learning harder. Some people are extremely arrogant (but again, some are wonderful). They do make you do the stereotypical intern work like getting food and coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make interns feel quite so disposable, even if they are. Have some respect and decency.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overworked/underpaid

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meet some of your favorite artists, great people.

    Cons

    Had to be reachable 24/7. Endless meetings, took hours and basically led to nowhere, or accomplished very little. Endless emails, old, slow equipment but expected fast results HR was not helpful at all. Low pay for the hours you were required to work. Very selective of who could attend concerts or other events, even if you had worked like a dog to make said event successful. Many assistants were there very early in the morning and stayed very late to do their supervisors' jobs and got little to no credit. Lots of complaints from support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, at all levels. Promote from within, a little raise, bonus or credit go a long way.


  3. Helpful (1)

    fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great artists, lots of work perks

    Cons

    the upper management team needs a lot of work in defining and communicating direction.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Short-term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dynamic place to work, interesting artists, hands on, managers would place trust in you once you proved yourself on certain projects.

    Cons

    Could be a very intense (yelling), high-pressure atmosphere, which isn't necessarily bad, but sometimes they weren't able to pay a fair amount for the number of hours put into a project.


  6. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment with the opportunity to learn more about the music industry.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful and demanding job. Treat interns with little to no respect with no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful and cautious of everyone around you. No one enjoys working for people that are arrogant and disrespectful.


  7. Great Internship!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Was a lot of fun and met new people. Really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    There were no Cons while I worked there.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Not enough people who truly understand business or how to manage people at this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great bands - Can wear whatever you want - USED to have great digital marketing department

    Cons

    - Constant changeover of leadership - Most employees are pretty miserable - No regular evaluation, no raises unless you fight tooth and nail or get another offer

    Advice to Management

    - Get some people who have real vision, not just for the business issues but also for the corporate culture.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great label in seemingly constant upheaval

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, you get to work in music, lots of connections, free music, shows and coffee

    Cons

    Long hours (no joke), it's in the Valley, low pay for entry-level, some employees are seriously incompetent or have majorly inflated egos, interns are depended upon a bit too much, lots of employee turnaround, low morale at times, budget cuts, cliquey politics, very competitive for the few mid-level jobs that are left

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed my time at WB

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing group of people who all taught me a thing or two. Working with such passionate people made me appreciate my job more.

    Cons

    Long hours and the human resource department rarely ever did their job. Upper level management had a tendency to not communicate important information about an artist which often lead to unproductive meetings and artists feeling that no one was knowledgeable to handle their album release.

    Advice to Management

    I highly suggest improving the human resources department and their practices as well as developing a more rewarding intern program.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Sad shell of a former great place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&R in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - A&R in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free music, nice offices, access to events and concerts, get to hear new music first, casual dress, working directly with artists.

    Cons

    bureaucratic, competitive, non-incentivizing, disconnected upper management, long hours encouraged and constant checking of email a requirement. incompetence high with employees of old model.

    Advice to Management

    adapt or die



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