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Live Nation Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice Employees, Fun work environment (in 39 reviews)

  • Another perk is free concerts - woohoo (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance sucks at the venue level (in 22 reviews)

  • long hours, hot temperatures, outside work (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Odd"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Support Staff in Concord, CA
    Current Freelancer - Support Staff in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    okay job if you need it and you are surrounded by nice people

    Cons

    management should not quit their day jobs


  2. "Failing Upward"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Leader in touring across the globe. Great artists. Lots of great people who like to work. You can bring your dog to work every day if you like.

    Cons

    Executive staff on 4th floor in Beverly Hills are MIA. Not one of them gets their hands dirty and most leave every day at 6pm. Sadly, many know nothing about music which is shocking. No one on any floor listens to music.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to a record. Go visit staff in the cubicles on 2 and 3 - they work long, devoted hours and are key to your success.

  3. "General review"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great potential! Nationwide company that owns everything!

    Cons

    No structure, no organization, no clear guidelines, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all Employees/Management is effectively communicated with and that all visions and role expectations are clearly communicated and documented.


  4. "Not so good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Good community, plenty of work to do and easy tasks

    Cons

    My feet looked like mashed potatoes. Literal mashed potatoes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to allow your employees to walk around instead of standing stationary

    Live Nation Entertainment Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Talent & Recruitment Manager

    You don't seem too happy, so please chat with the HR team at Live Nation re your concerns. We're keen to hear and respond to feedback from previous employees, as well as existing colleagues.


  5. "Live Nation Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed the work and co workers

    Cons

    management is horrible on the local and regional level. The CEO is great about overall benefits package but the company overlooks the poor management. I think the answer is always "we can easily find someone to replace you" - rather than considering the fact that long term employees are extremely valuable. When I was interviewing, I had 3 different companies say "well, if you've survived Live Nation, you can survive anything." It is obvious that the reputation is bad management.

    Advice to Management

    do not manage by fear - but by positive motivation; Check management emails and you'll see all you need to see

    Live Nation Entertainment Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Talent & Recruitment Manager

    Thanks for your comments. Feel free to reach out to the HR team where your previous role was based with more specific feedback. We don't want a reputation that you've described and therefore want... More


  6. "Culture of Fear"

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

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Free concert tickets weekly!

    Cons

    This company operates under a culture of fear. That's typically how anything gets done. Employees are expected to jump through several hoops of approval to ensure that senior managers don't get their egos hurt in order to make any progress. If senior management doesn't like you, it's common knowledge within the company that you won't be around much longer. Professionalism is important and rare within these walls. It's a very cliquey environment. You will absolutely succeed if you don't have any original ideas and if you enjoy submitting to mediocre leadership while also nurturing fragile egos.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of intimidating your employees, try to actually connect with them. It's great that HR has Basic "check mark processes" that gives off the shallow perception leadership might care about their employees however that's all that they are. Genuinely invest in people instead of mange them under this culture of fear and unjust hierarchy. This is something everyone at the top is aware of and says they want to change... and yet it's those same people that enforce this within our culture.

    Live Nation Entertainment Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Talent & Recruitment Manager

    Sounds like you had a negative experience and hopefully have some feedback that you can provide, please reach out to the HR team of the business area that you previously worked with.


  7. "Revolving Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    GREAT working at concerts! Most staff have good personalities and want to help you succeed.

    Cons

    While it is a fun environment to work in, some of the upper management are very worried about their own existence with the company so it makes it difficult to even do regular day to day business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep your eye on strong employees that really want to do better.

  8. "Staff Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are cool.

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Low pay
    No time to enjoy your summers

    Live Nation Entertainment Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Talent & Recruitment Manager

    Great that you seem to enjoy the colleagues you work with! Chat with your line manager re your work pay and work/life balance. As we work in the events industry, there are demands to work more hours... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Contractor"

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    Current Freelancer - Music Industry Professional in New Orleans, LA
    Current Freelancer - Music Industry Professional in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Live Nation Entertainment (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, fulfilling work, and a great way to avoid corporate work.

    Cons

    Must have high self-discipline and motivation, making your own deadlines and being your own boss.

    Advice to Management

    Less bureaucracy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Take the resume credit and move on within 3 years"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Live Nation Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume.
    You'll get to potentially go to a lot of concerts
    Good entry level jobs available
    If you're smart, you have advanced access to influential people in the industry for networking purposes

    Cons

    Unless you are a talent buyer/promoter, the company does not value your position and sees you as incredibly expendable.
    Salaries are incredibly low unless you are in sponsorship or talent buying
    Employee benefits seem to be getting cut year over year
    Very little room for growth in terms of salary, with constant demands for growth in responsibilities. Whatever you agree to for your entry level will determine your ceiling.
    Zero training. You are thrown into the deep end.

    Advice to Management

    The disparity in salaries between talent buyers and literally every other management position is a serious morale issue. Too much is expected from the ops, marketing and box office team for such low compensation. For all the talk of building a good culture, it's painfully clear that only a few people are truly valued.


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