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Updated February 16, 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 11 reviews)

  • poor communication with upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "NBC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Content Writer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay with good people

    Cons

    Changes made just to make changes.


  2. "designer"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Design Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great name, awesome for resume

    Cons

    cut throat, no loyalty to their employees


  3. "Working at NBC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NBC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company and opportunity to grow across network.

    Cons

    Very low salaries compared other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Talent should be rewarded for the hard work they put in the company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Jr. Associate Video Operations Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to the Universal Studios lot

    Cons

    Not much room for overtime, not much team building, expensive commissary


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pressure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NBC (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay. The name. NBC has great name recognition and mentioning it opens lots of doors. It pays really well especially in its bigger markets.

    Cons

    Great pay, but everyone was deathly afraid of new management, because it was getting rid of the old regime. A lot of forced smiles, hoping that wouldn't get them canned.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up. The workers could probably produce a much more compelling product of they weren't under unusually and constant heavy pressure.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "VP Creative Services"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Creative Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Creative Services in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid good company with dedicated employees

    Cons

    Creativity is safe not edgy. Afraid to take risks

    Advice to Management

    Let experts do what they do best not always play it safe


  8. "I worked at NBC.com for several years and was a digital designer on some of the show websites."

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Designer in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Designer in Universal City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great range of projects, great co-workers.

    Cons

    NBC.com did not promote internally (just the management side), they would rather hire an outside person. Great talent had to leave the company in order to get the position they wanted somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your talent and give them a chance to move up.


  9. "Strong brand, bad management"

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    Current Employee - Web Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Prestigious brand; smart coworkers; feel like you're in the middle of breaking news in whatever field you're working on

    Cons

    Poor internal communications; mostly windowless, cramped working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the condescension with staff.


  10. "Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    Meet Packer Players, good crew. Had so much fun loved it so much. Got to wear jeans. It was a good environment.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Expected you to work 10 hours every shift for free. Wasn't very hands on. Didn't do much.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Improved but still a long way to go"

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    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Universal City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The current employees at NBC.com are good hardworking people, you won't find much of a culture there but there isn't much office politics either, which I guess is good. Current management is an improvement compared to the last regime before Comcast which was a disaster. Salaries are average as well as benefits, an excellent 401K. If you make it thru the work week, they serve up FREE bagels on Friday with a splendid selection of cream cheeses.

    Cons

    • Promotions are only in upper management.
    • 2% raises with no bonuses for the little guy EVER!
    • Product development is all outsourced so put away your portfolio cause your not going to have anything to show your next employer.
    • Thousands of dollars wasted on vendors that over charge and under perform.
    • Zero culture with a revolving door.
    • Management under values current employee talent and does not communicate well.
    • Micro managing at it's worst during any crisis.
    • Upper NBC Universal management has zero understanding of the importance of consumer engagement with products and has an old school advertising mentality of just delivering a message thru cheap graphics and one liners.

    Advice to Management

    • Stop trying to find deliverance with sub standard services from vendors that are clearly ripping you off.
    • People need to feel like there is hope for better opportunities not just job security.
    • Utilize your budgets on finding developers that can make the site responsive and stop wasting it on dead beat vendors.
    • You need to provide better incentives such as bonuses and higher raises.
    • Grow a backbone and tell the guy upstairs that it's not just about the content to consumers, it's about how you deliver it and make it accessible.
    • You have talented people working for you, instead of trying to justify budgets help that talent grow and they help you grow.


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