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"Great resume builder, fun place to work for a few years"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Universal City, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Universal City, CA
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Pros

Fun fast paced industry, especially in the online digital space. Great people to work with on a daily basis who are very talented and dedicated to getting things out right. People are willing to mentor others as long as you seek them yourself.
Great networking opportunities in and out of NBC Universal. Personal development is valued, although you must find opportunities on your own.
Resume builder and name recognition is a definite plus. A unique opportunity to see across the media space from broadcast television, cable, sports, news, film, and the online arena as entertainment consumption grows. Behind the scenes opportunities at 30 Rock and Universal Studios.

Cons

The politics and bureaucracy can be draining and triple timelines. Conference calls to plan conference calls and meetings to plan meetings get tiresome. If you can manage these you'll be fine.
The company is also very compartmentalized. Each group does it's own thing with little thought to how other properties in the company have built the same application. That atmosphere often results in the same end use applications being built differently with no consistency or platforms across the company.
Work life balance can be tough for some. Late nights and long weekends are often overlooked by management when it comes time for a little extra time off.

Advice to Management

Focus on cost is only a short term fix. And beware of those who are big talkers but are unable to deliver.

Other Employee Reviews for NBCUniversal

  1. "NBC Universal, not bad, not great."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The name still carries cache and can open opportunities with other media companies. NBC Universal is still a major player in the media industry and provides significant learnings opportunities to individuals who are new to media.

    GE training programs are top notch and widely respected. The Crotonville campus is model that other corporations should strive to match.

    Hours are significantly better than other industries in NYC. Late nights and weekends are rare and an emphasis is placed on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities with a preference for promoting from the outside rather than from within.

    Slow moving company that's resists the changing environment that it's confronted with.

    Salaries are considerably less than other employers in NYC.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on the power of quality programming. Costs need to be controlled but not at the expense of hit programs.


  2. "Cool place to be, great learning experience for entry-level employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staffing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    NBC is an exciting place to be; there are contstantly promotional events happening in the experience store, and everything is centrally located in 30 Rock. It's pretty cool to go into work and bump into celebs heading up to SNL rehearsal! Another benefit of having everything in the same location is that it is easy to communicate with and learn from other departments.

    Cons

    Job security, especially if you are entry level and employed through Yoh. Yoh also doesn't provide benefits, and you can be employed through them a maximum of one year. After that, although it is likely, there is no guarantee you will have a spot on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure

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