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Warner Music Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
109 Reviews
3.5
109 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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  1.  

    Not the place if you're in IT

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    New and different industry. Great Burbank office, with wonderful friendly people.

    Cons

    NY office is the the is very weak on leadership, no clue about IT strategy and run by management whom are clueless.
    NY management is set in their way and not open to new ideas, technology.
    There is no accountability, just finger pointing.
    This is indicative of their amazingly high turnover.
    IT Management is never held accountable for the failed, or long running over budget projects. Blame is usually thrown at the small guys working their butts off to make it successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT department Management in NY needs a major shake-up, with out with the old and in with the new that have the experience, and new refreshing ideas.
    Or just let Burbank take care of IT operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    It has a really positive working environment.

    Cons

    The opportunities post college can be limited in competitive markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radio & Video in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Radio & Video in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You're exposed to a lot of aspects of the music industry and are given opportunities to sit in on their strategic planning meetings.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, but you do gain a lot of experience in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice office in Burbank.
    Fun to say you work in the music industry, even though it is just like any other office job.

    Cons

    Very weak management, leading to minimal professional development.
    Very unprofessional at every level, leading to a revolving door of turning over.
    They hire finance people to do accounting work, pretending that this is a finance position.
    Men should look else wear, this office is run by women and only women were promoted during my 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate middle management, just because an employee has a long tenure does not mean they should be in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative environment, but not the most organized

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

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Creative environment, Some perks (free shows and events at work)

    Cons

    Disorganization, stagnant morale in some departments

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company. They take care of their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accounting Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  10.  

    Interning at Warner was great if you are independent, otherwise you can find another place to get coffee at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern (less than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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