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  1. "Creative Licensing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Records full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment that supports an entrepreneurial approach to our changing business. Powerful global reach, generational artists. Great job security and opportunities for advancement within and between departments.

    Cons

    Somewhat conservative management style at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and encourage junior staff member to contribute to the marketing and promotion of artists.


  2. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't Think of Any Good things

    Cons

    Poor management and low salaries lead to some of the worst morale I've ever experienced within a company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new Chairman, CEO and Label Manager that understand raking all of the money to the top, and not taking care of your employees, only hurts your business.

  3. "Easy Going, But Not Challenging"

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    Current Employee - A&R Intern in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - A&R Intern in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Columbia Records (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very laid back environment, everyone is very friendly and easy-going

    Cons

    As an intern, they don't give you many responsibilities. Even after asking repeatedly, it's still hard to get opportunities to learn

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for the interns to gain responsibilities and learn


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of excitement and work benefits. I got to see a lot of artists around the office and attend concerts.

    Cons

    Sometimes lacked communication from my supervisors


  5. "Great Record Label"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Records full-time

    Pros

    Columbia has a long history, is the oldest record label in the world and is one of the most prestigious labels to work at. The roster is incredible so you'll get work with legends and future legends.

    Cons

    The culture can be cliquey and uncreative (it is a corporate environment despite all the creativity from the artists)


  6. "Incredible opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, great work perks, room for growth within the company

    Cons

    Not many cons at all


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Records (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to a strong network in entertainment and celebrity culture.

    Cons

    No hand outs, no growth if you don't leverage your position and generate revenue.

  8. "Marketing and sales"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia Records full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in the entertainment industry, fast-paced, meet lots of interesting people.

    Cons

    Long hours, worked 12 hour days most days plus events, the culture is very executive oriented and not a lot of chances for promotion. Not a culture of mentoring or promoting from assistant positions

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good talent and promote from within. Don't promote a culture that is so divisive between executives and assistants.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, laid back, great hours

    Cons

    no real full time opportunities unfortunately


  10. "Major Record Labels are filled with social climbers with shaky morals."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you like insignificant rubbing of elbows with famous people

    Cons

    if you like taking incredible heat for years before they pay you any money

    Advice to Management

    Everybody is stressed. Everybody knows that the music that major labels are putting out is garbage. So, that's just how it is....so, in the meantime, try to be nicer to people.


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