Warner/Chappell Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fun atmosphere, even better leadership at the top.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Community College of Music

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere that doesn't demand a lot from its employees. Easy to keep the work 9-5 and work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance at the ground level. Despite taking on more work and filling in departmental gaps, very few rewards or opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a structure to nurture incoming individuals and allow growth for tangible incentives.


  3. You have to leave to be appreciated.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great atmosphere and great leadership at the top

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. One of the best

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rep
    Former Employee - Rep

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunities for career growth


  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice place to work, good people

    Cons

    hard to move around to other dept if entry level

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Best possible company in the music industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Contract Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Contract Administration in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner/Chappell

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

    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 Management

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


  11. My work experience at Warner/Chappell was rewarding and an excellent preview into the life in the entertainment industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Warner/Chappell

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is really transparent in that any employee has the opportunity to interact with upper management; there is not too much hierarchical power distribution at this company.

    Cons

    The pay is not as competitive as other companies in the entertainment industry; therefore, sometimes you get the sense that employees aren't as motivated to go above and beyond with their work.

    Advice to Management

    Find an innovative way to motivate every employee in the office so that they feel excited about every project they take on.



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