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Updated March 29, 2017
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  • The pay is not always the best and you can tend to work long hours without overtime pay for hourly rates (in 12 reviews)

  • No cons that I have seen, so far (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "News"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are no pros only cons.

    Cons

    Don't bother, cheap owners, bad management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "researcher"

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    Former Freelancer - Researcher in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Researcher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NBC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to add on your resume.

    Cons

    No growth. They hire just kids out of school and get rid of good producer. They want producers to be great in everything without teaching you. You need to shoot, edit , write, pitch, wake up at 2am and possibly also do a flip overnight

    Advice to Management

    The environment is 100% American, not international like it should be in the media business. They should hire also people who are not in their 20s and think that people are humans not robot. Many people who work there make tremendous sacrifices if they are in the news field. But it doesn't seem that there are opportunities to grow even though these people give up to their personal life. I mean all the jobs that they post in the web site are always already taken by an internal candidate with a big recommendation. Which mean, there are producers who have a fast career and others who stay at the same level for years no matter what they do. Also wake up at 2am all weekends for years, to get 15 dollars an hour as a pa or researcher it is really too much to ask, particularly if you have a rent to pay in New York.

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience - Fast paced High energy

    Cons

    Micro Managed, Upper Management Insensivity

    Advice to Management

    Start caring from the ground up


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Transmission Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great co-workers and environment and fun to work on live events.

    Cons

    Comcast is a tough boss and didn't understand the family concept that we developed while in Burbank.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like your family and you will get a lot further.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid NBC!"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pros? I guess it looks good on your resume. But that would be the only pro. Again the only pro.

    Cons

    Horrendous corporate culture, including the fact that managers are not allowed to give reviews for employees who have left. Also managers control internal transfers. You will not be able to go to another position in NBC unless your manager says so. NBC also takes advantage of the HR scam known as "Formal performance management" where you are evaluated on things that are not your job. But it makes HR feel like they are doing something. So to recap: Avoid NBC at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management? You're all making six figures. Why do you live in fear? Fear of your employees. Fear of HR. Fear of everything.


  6. "Don't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They like to promote within the company, but only if you are staffed.

    Cons

    They like to hire within so that they can hire you at a lower rate. They only value the higher valued shows and compensate very poorly otherwise and have a "take it or leave it" mentality. Poor management especially because everyone in corporate is a "lifer" hired from when they were once Pages and haven't had a diverse set of experiences at other companies. HR is very late to respond to emails.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees are compensated fairly they'll do a better job.


  7. "A Silicon Valley media operation stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While an outpost, it is NBC, and you get some minor spillover from the company's connections with Hollywood. Conan O'Brien visited the station once.

    Cons

    The people are exceedingly average, with a few standouts, and the culture is stultifying. No one's interested in change or perspectives from outside the television industry.

    Advice to Management

    Make some startling moves and bring in flesh blood, including a general manager and news director who don't have a background in television.

  8. "Ag line manager"

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    Current Employee - Ag LINE MANAGER in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Ag LINE MANAGER in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    co or dinate a team of production and n=maintenance team

    Cons

    NEW ROLE OF GIVING RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSOCIATE

    Advice to Management

    leantening to surbodinate to enhance productivity


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