Warner Bros. Records Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great label in seemingly constant upheaval

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. WBR Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, creative environment. Very casual and open. Big name artists on their roster.

    Cons

    Did not have the best supervisor. The work hours are long, but worth it if you're on a good team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Not very nurturing environment.

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    Former Intern - International Marketing Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - International Marketing Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of access to people who are very high up the business, the "cool" factor at working for a major record label

    Cons

    Personal growth was inhibited by lack of work for interns, company culture is extremely cliquey which makes it hard for interns to integrate themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great internship

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    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of office aspects and how the CEO conducted record deals. Very busy at times and not so busy. Met many artists that came in to sample their work or current signed artists as well.

    Cons

    Didn't meet many people in other departments. Ran out of work and was bored at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities outside of work. Talk more about the business and less about who you love

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great Brand Name

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    Former Intern - International Marketing Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - International Marketing Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand name, creative environment. Being able to but wb on your resume is a huge perk, but the experience isn't really anything impresive. Interns are there to do the very bottom-level work, without being taught or fostered to grow.

    Cons

    Shtutle interns through, large company, The hours are typical 9-6 which makes the culture seem like everyon eis just waiting to leave the office. Also, the different departments aren't connected. Could work on more team -building environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to make the environment less corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Highly recommend an internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern

    Pros

    Great environment and building is filled with music history, great roster of talent, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Sessions concerts in the summer. Office is dog-friendly and decorated well.

    Cons

    It would be busy sometimes and slow other times, depending on release schedules, time of year, time of week. As always as an intern, take initiative and ask to help on more projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Warner Bros. Records as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment was casual and friendly. Employees were very welcoming and open to helping. I had two supervisors, both who were amazing. I had several personal issues arise during my internship, but they were very understanding. While I was there, several new albums were being released, so it was exciting to see the behind-the-scenes. Overall, it was a very positive experience. WBR has some amazing artists so it was great to be able to be a part of the company.

    Cons

    There were some moments when it got slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Enjoyed my time at WB

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Sad shell of a former great place

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    Former Employee - A&R in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - A&R in Burbank, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    adapt or die

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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