Warner/Chappell

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Warner/Chappell Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
13 Reviews
3.6
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun atmosphere, even better leadership at the top.

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    Former Employee - Administrator, Royalties in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator, Royalties in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Warner/Chappell is an excellent employer. You definitely have job security here, and there are people who have worked there for 20+ years. They also give great year-end bonuses. I'm not sure if this applies to all employees, but I was really able to make my own hours and be able to miss traffic both ways of commuting.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as other companies (Universal, Sony, etc.). Honestly, it was a small reason as to why I left. It didn't affect me personally, but with people below me, I could tell that it really affected their motivation and definitely made them the "clock in, do work, clock out" kind of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You have to leave to be appreciated.

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

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Amazing musicians signed with the company.

    Cons

    Poor pay, lack of opportunities, doesn't invest in their employees, impossible to switch departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that lower level employees want to learn and move up eventually. Provide them with opportunities. Pay attention to who is actually working and not just who appears to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Place to start

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - People are great.
    - Excellent catalog of music.
    - Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and poor management at VP and above levels.
    - Salary/wages are not competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere and great leadership at the top

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people and a great overall Company to work for. The benefits are fantastic and the work atmosphere if professional but relaxed. There is a common shared passion to represent the company and all of its various artists and clients.

    Cons

    Tough to advance both within departments or across the company. Limited opportunity to advance as mid management tends not to take applicants from within or from outside of their respective label or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a cue from Senior management and promote from within and from other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell as an intern

    Pros

    - great staff
    - a lot of busy work

    Cons

    i have none at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best

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    Former Employee - Rep
    Former Employee - Rep

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    experience, opportunities, networking, exciting projects, traveling, the events

    Cons

    long hours, the day to day grind, no life, stability, expectation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice place to work, good people

    Cons

    hard to move around to other dept if entry level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing first internship experience with lots of educational value

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

    I worked at Warner/Chappell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Warner/Chappell truly appreciates its interns. This is not a "pick up dry cleaning" or "coffee run" kind of experience; interns get a hands-on educational experience in the music industry. Their many departments work together smoothly and don't mind showing an intern in another department what they do in order for the student to get a rounded experience!

    Cons

    Job possibilities seem limited in the company, but they seem very willing to introduce you to the right people to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come meet your interns! Even in a formal setting, it's always nice to hear from the upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best possible company in the music industry

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company run like a family. Absolutely no politics. Extremely dedicated staff of long-time music publishing experts.

    Cons

    Association with WMG negatively impacts Warner/Chappell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    big pubco sufering from the overall (self-inflicted) suffering of analog industry in a digital age

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    Former Employee - Manager, Contract Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Contract Administration in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner/Chappell

    Pros

    1. got to be involved in contracts for some amazingly creative artists, current and past
    2. got to really stretch my ability to understand contract law (I am not a lawyer)
    3. got to hold the politics at arm's length, for the most part
    4. huge, remarkable catalog
    5. great stories about the early days from folks who were still around when I was there

    Cons

    1. like the industry, the company had plenty of senior staff who did not grow up with a digital lifestyle and the real problem was that their (understandable) sense of having their livelihood threatened made them very stupid, for far too long.
    2. I saw, again at senior levels, such contempt for the artist and the fans, it was really shocking too me (especially as I trained as an artist myself)
    3. unbelievably petty attitudes spread throughout the company - not sure why, to be honest.
    4. naive corporate decision-making that only focused on shareholder - shareholders are not the most important entities in a company., especially a company that sells art.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure - money is important, but morale and treating everyone with respect. can help you make money. maybe things are like that now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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