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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.4 84 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Warner Music CEO Stephen F. Cooper

Stephen F. Cooper

(24 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice employees with many different interests which develop a unique work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • Great people, productive working environment, and overall a nice place to work(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No pay, but not a bad thing at all considering the experience and networking opportunities you are gaining(in 5 reviews)

  • Disconnect between upper management and employees(in 4 reviews)

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    The music business is a tough place to work

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMet a lot of great people and had some great employees who were willing to work very hard.

    ConsLots of crap and messes to dig through and clean.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Totally impersonal corporate machine, treats everyone as though they are completely expendable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDecent health insurance, dental, 401K.

    ConsUnreasonably low salary, miserable office environment, no appreciation (monetary or otherwise) of employees, layoffs occurring routinely.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internships-- the good and the bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe intern program is well structured from the HR side. You'll get to the chance to take part in a lot of different events and focus groups that look awesome on your resume, especially if you're a marketing person.

    ConsThe whole idea of "intern rooms" hurts your internship experience. I barely saw my boss, only really interacting with her when I first came in, and then via email throughout the day. You don't really get to meet the other people in the office, just other interns, and in my experience you get a lot more out of an internship when you meet professionals in other departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdeally-- Get rid of the intern room and just move people around so each department has an intern desk mixed in with regular employee's desks.

    Realistically-- Do employee/intern mixer events

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, learning experience

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery fun, casual culture
    Employees were all very friendly and willing to give interns real work
    Free music, merchandise, other perks
    Great location at Rockefeller Center

    ConsOutlook of the music industry is not great
    Very low starting salaries make me hesitant to pursue full time employment here
    My particular job got a little bit monotonous at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a job in music, so you deal with the disappointments.

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun industry, casual environment, free music and concert tickets. Lots of cake and champagne during office events.

    ConsVery little opportunity for advancement. Senior level managers are biased in their decision making. If you are trendy, pretty and young, you are excused. Very outdated system/environment. Female assistants end up being secretaries for a while. Male assistants are easily promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being biased. Be fair.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery structured and well organized.

    ConsRoom for growth is limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDue to higher management day to day freedom exists

    ConsNo one really knows what's going on within the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people your employees in the trenches

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent for gaining experience, but limited career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsHands on involvement with new and catalog artists. Creative environment. Good benefits. Friendly people.

    ConsNo salary increase in relation to yrs worked or job performance. Coordinators and Managers remain with the same salary they started with regardless of how long they have been with the company. no annual "cost-of-living raise", a merit raise of 3% is rare but can happen every 5 years or so. Only way to guarantee a salary increase is through a promotion, however that could mean waiting 3-6 years before a position above yours opens up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees at the ground level. They are the ones who keep the motor running. If a business area is performing well and producing a large chunk of revenue, the individuals should be compensated with an increase in salary that is proportional to the revenue they generate for the company. Pay more attention to resource deficiencies (human and technological) and address them promptly. By doing so you will create a more effective and efficent work environment. Remember: You need to invest money to make money.

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    Great learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLooks great on resume
    Everyone is cool, friendly, and mostly competent and care about their line of work
    As an intern, great learning experience in a dynamic environment

    ConsMusic industry as a whole sucks right now, so it's not like your chances of a job after the internship are that much greater

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously consider your interns for future employment. They are a great pipeline that have served for credit only, anywhere from 4 to 8 months. They know the company's ins and outs already.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management failed to lead, WMG lacks innovation to be number 1.

    Marketing (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat perks, great people, great culture.

    ConsLousy salaries, your experience depends on your manager, made lots of cuts during the recession.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMentor your employees.

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