Warner Music Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
92 Reviews
3.3
92 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It has a really positive working environment (in 10 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 6 reviews)

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

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    Spring Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Gave me invaluable background in performing arts business; taught me how to navigate a large corporate setting; allowed me freedom to develop my skills; free CDs and concerts sometimes

    Cons

    Recorded music as an industry is majorly restructuring so it was clear it wasn't a place where I was going to get a job for what I wanted to do. My managers were a bit petty and unprofessional at times, I think because they were stressed about their job stability. In general didn't seem to be a future-oriented place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company. They take care of their employees.

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    Former Employee - Legal in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Legal in Westwood, CA

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was in the Rhino Records division. It was casual, and the employees, owners, and managers had a mutual respect that was refreshing.

    Cons

    Maybe a little difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more incentives for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accounting Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Office location
    Industry is fun
    Summer Hours

    Cons

    Poor Mid level Leadership
    Huge rotation of personal
    Office Bullying
    Not clear career path
    Not clarity on leadership roles
    Lack of 360 reviews
    Huge support to external Consultants over employees
    No training budget
    For new hires Only 6 sick days per year and 10 vacation days (regardless of level)
    Low salaries
    Lack of consistency in titles within the Finance Organization. (You can find 5 year of experience Directors vs 15 years of experience ones)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Finance organization need a clearer structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interning at Warner was great if you are independent, otherwise you can find another place to get coffee at.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Networking! As an intern, you have access to contacts all over the music business; use them to your advantage!

    Cons

    Co-workers and management are not very helpful; you are the bottom of the bottom, and they treat you like you will be replaced in three months. No real hands on training for anything practical in the music business; everything I learned, I learned because I sat in their office for an hour and picked their brains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your interns more; you're going to be working for one once "The Big Three" shrink to "The Big One." Bye bye music industry!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice perks and great place to work if you abide by MBAs attitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Music, creativity, work-life balance and location.

    Cons

    Experience in the industry is moot; they want MBAs with attitudes over experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MBAs have their place, but don't get rid of all the experience for a 5 year model from someone who never worked in the industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool place to work

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    Former Employee - Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Worker in New York, NY

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, productive working environment, and overall a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper management and employees. Needs to incorporate team building activities to make the relationship between the two more cohesive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    No pros here at all.

    Cons

    Absolutely one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. People are not very bright, unprofessional and their technology is outdated especially in the BTS area. Environment was disgusting. Unemployment rate is dropping. You could find something better and not settle for this poorly run company. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since Warner Music is privately owned by a billionaire, I highly recommend you suggest to the billionaire that he sell Warner Music immediately and cut his losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    PASS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Music

    Pros

    Free lunch and dinner during close

    Cons

    Long work hours, zero appreciation. Poor Upper Management

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy work atmosphere, good work life balance, friendly co-workers, survived the downturn level, transition to digital. Good transition from local to regional to global model and new management making new investments after years of cost cutting and downsizing. The core values have remained the same and overall employee friendly policies and lot of trust and empowerment despite limited career growth

    Cons

    change of ownership and managements several times, too many cuts and depleted workforce, pessimism on future, politics. Outlook has remained grim for more than a decade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    synergy across business units, career path and growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You're interning at the top of the industry and are able to learn whatever you want if you put the effort in. You will get out of the experience as much as you put into it. Great culture.

    Cons

    No pay, but not a bad thing at all considering the experience and networking opportunities you are gaining. It's the music industry, so no pay for interns should be expected.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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