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NBC Universal Cable Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2019

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NBC Universal Cable CEO Jeff Gaspin
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7 Ratings
  1. "Lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NBC Universal Cable

    Pros

    It's a large company with many opportunities for advancement or relocation. Like any large company who you work for is going to make all the difference.

    Cons

    It's a large company so there are departments/managers that are very good and others that are very bad. Most are in between.

    NBC Universal Cable2015-10-01
  2. "Badly exploited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NBC Universal Cable full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning. Lots of possibilities to invent new things, but no structure.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.

    NBC Universal Cable2019-02-08
  3. "Show Producer"

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NBC Universal Cable full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Impactful, Exciting, Good benefits, Show rating bonuses

    Cons

    Cut throat atmosphere, male dominated, stressful environment 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Have a functioning HR department that helps with career development and doesn't simply cater to TV anchor talent.

    NBC Universal Cable2018-08-12
  4. "Cable Programming"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBC Universal Cable full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of spirit as far as supporting new shows go. There were toasted and pride in the hard work everyone did.

    Cons

    Job Security. Lots of people were let go with out much rhyme or reason. This was not based on who worked hard.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so quick to assume that people aren't important and double and triple burden those who are left behind.

    NBC Universal Cable2016-09-14
  5. "Descent enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBC Universal Cable full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are good perks and things are usually pretty flexible in terms of time, though more and more they are cutting back on staff so those that remain shoulder a larger burden.

    Cons

    Management is very inconsistent. Learning opportunities are theoretically made available, but time to go to them isn't. Not always given straight answers. They definitely play favorites so if you don't feel you've been given a blessing from above expect to be looked over. The omnibudsman is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until annual review to give feedback. Give opportunity to everyone--stop playing favorites.

    NBC Universal Cable2016-06-11
  6. "NBC Cable Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at NBC Universal Cable part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team atmosphere and co-workers, location and offices

    Cons

    Utilize outside contractors who have limited opportunities for full-time employment

    NBC Universal Cable2015-09-28
  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NBC Universal Cable full-time

    Pros

    Solid company, the people at the top rarely leave so you know what you're getting, for a large company a very small staff so you will have your hands on many different aspects of the work.

    Cons

    Very political, many have the cool kids table at lunch attitude and a dismissive quality if you are not on their team. Most of the hard workers do not get the credit they deserve. Pay is lower than competitors and then they screw you financially if you decide to stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    It's nice to be friends with your staff, but don't overlook those that may not be the ones you have come over for dinner. There are many other talented employees who deserve to get praised both financially and verbally along with those you personally like.

    NBC Universal Cable2015-09-14
  8. "Exposure to exciting and interesting people, places and things but also very political."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NBC Universal Cable

    Pros

    The company is large and the majority of people are creative, hard working, fun. There is an opportunity to meet people across many networks. Being part of NBC Universal holds a lot of prestige and there is much you can learn here that will serve you well in your career.

    Cons

    A very political environment where those that and talk the talk succeed. Management not really supportive of work/life balance, even though they claim to be.

    NBC Universal Cable2015-07-03
  9. "Bigger than big"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at NBC Universal Cable

      Pros

      Resources are plentiful and there are many opportunities within the company because of it's size.

      Cons

      As with all enormous companies, it takes forever to get anything done.

      NBC Universal Cable2014-12-15
    • "Good people to work with"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at NBC Universal Cable

        Pros

        The people are nice and the benefits are good.

        Cons

        The pay is much lower than other networks.

        NBC Universal Cable2014-04-11
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