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"A good, large corporation to work for"

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Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Good benefits and mature corporate governance.
- Good opportunity to move around between sister organizations under the NBCU umbrella.
- Fairly casual and collaborative corporate culture.
- Creative environment.
- Strong yet very practical Legal team.

Cons

- Upriver governance from parent organization Comcast sometimes a little tone deaf.
- Typical large organization dedication to supporting bad managers at the cost of good workers - this is an unfortunate necessity that NBCU hasn't figured out any better than any other large corp I've worked at.
- There is a training program but it is not as widely supported as it could or should be.
- Poor and erratic centralized talent acquisition support systems/procedures.
- NBC companies have the ability to significantly underpay low level workers thanks to the cache of the brand.
- Sprit of collaboration sometimes contributes to reduced and diluted agility.
- Bad news or pessimistic outlooks are rejected as bad attitude (rightfully) but also at the cost of heeding sometimes valid advice.
- Dedication to brand autonomy is sometimes detrimental to centralized efficiencies that might be leveraged. (But Comcast seems to have an interest in increasing centralization so this may change in coming years.)

Advice to Management

See pros/cons above but overall this is a good company at which I would be happy recommend or work at again.

Other Employee Reviews for NBCUniversal

  1. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    option to purchase stock
    a lot of very friendly and intelligent people work here
    decisions are made fairly quickly
    overall good atmosphere

    Cons

    10 vacation when you start
    Employee appreciation is pretty bad, you dont even get movie tickets, DVD's or Park tickets comes X-Mas, food in the cafeteria is expensive...nothing, nada zero
    No bonus for management level

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees !


  2. "Pay your dues"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with lots of growth opportunity

    Cons

    Entertainment is a very unstable industry and lay offs occur frequently

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