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"Great Company Poor lower managment"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Line Cook in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Line Cook in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at NBCUniversal part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great place to work awesome benefits, and great people a lot of opportunities to advance.

Cons

no union, and horrible lower level management like team leads and AM and Mangers that suck horribly.

Advice to Management

Replace all lower management hire less more often and don't let your managers run off your "best darn line cook ive had work for me in my 20 yrs service here" said a chef with 22 yrs service

Other Employee Reviews for NBCUniversal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Vast Work Opportunities, Too Much Political Drama"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Universal City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to improve processes and learn new skill sets.
    Ability to move within the company after 14-24 months, depending on desired move.
    Gain insights into broadcast, film, production, and 'backlot' processes in entertainment industry.
    Some perks, such as employee discounts, ability to view films in advance of release date, and gym facility (on the Universal Studio lot).

    Cons

    - IMLP internship 'graduates' are given carte blanche into management roles without real experience and are not allowed to fail, even if they cannot deliver or perform, as blame for the failure will be shifted to others.
    - Most IMLP under-performers are never terminated, only shifted from department to department to keep the statistics of the program appealing to executive management.
    - Finger-pointing instead of root cause and corrective actions to process issues.
    - Neoptism of 'cliques' instead of focusing on performance and REAL achievement.
    - Individuals that perform well and promote collaboration are seen as threats to mid- and upper management.
    - Formal training (some required for promotion to management) reserved for select few, even if you offer to pay for the formal training yourself.
    - Long hours are frequent due to poor planned, which is passed-down from higher management.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on developing your employee's skill sets. Skilled employees only make you shine brighter.
    - Foster creative / collaborative atmosphere, instead of a poisonous, political mire
    - Consider options from outside the immediate chain of command, as fresh, objective views provide considerable insight into potentially broken processes.
    - Support your employees and they will support you.


  2. "Met some great people, worked on some large projects, but can be very chaotic and lacking in work / life balance."

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Software Developer in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for a large company that has good benefits. Met some really great people. Good salary. Chance to work on larger projects and easy enough to network.

    Cons

    Organizational structure is a mess. Lack of clear focus, and project management is lacking. Every division is a silo so it is hard to get everyone on board with the same agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication and management processes. Divisions are too segregated and need to be more integrated.

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