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Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance not supported (in 48 reviews)

  • extremely long hours, hard to move up (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall, NBCU is a great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    feels like a family, there are always big company milestones to look forward to, HR is supportive of moving around within the company

    Cons

    sometimes the company feels too big, especially with all the recent acquisitions and partnerships, making it difficult to get things done. also, the salaries are below marketplace making it difficult to stay

    Advice to Management

    help people get paid competitive salaries

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback! That sense of family and community is something we try to achieve every day, and something we look forward to when we get to work in the morning. We are so proud of our... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NBCU Sales is a division that is very collaborative across all networks and provides a friendly and welcoming environment. Sales under our current leadership has greatly empowered their employees to innovate and make decisions.

    Cons

    Because it's such a great place to work, there aren't a lot of people who leave so in some place upward mobility can be a challenge but many opportunities in other groups allow for additional paths.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, since Linda has taken over they've continued to make great decisions.

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback! We truly believe our diverse talent provides a very collaborative environment. Our Talent Development team has a variety of career accelerating/enhancing programs that you... More

  3. "Internship Program Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NBC really put a lot of effort into the internship program. There were endless tasks and endless events. The employees were also very receptive towards informational meetings. All in all, an incredible company

    Cons

    No cons for this company

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review! We are thrilled you've had such a positive experience interning with us. Make sure you stay connected with our recruiters so we can bring you back!

    Thanks again for your... More


  4. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    I started back in 2013 in the television reporting team doing participations and residuals reporting. The environment and culture are great. I would work at NBCU again

    Cons

    No cons to share. I had a great experience

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review! We are so happy that you enjoy the culture at NBCU! We truly believe our diverse talent provides a very collaborative environment and we're glad you think so too. We... More


  5. "Associate Counsel"

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    Current Employee - Associate Counsel in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Counsel in Universal City, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The health benefits and overall fun and laid-back culture of this company are extremely hard to beat. The people at this company are a lot of fun to work with and are also helpful, creating a truly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    The pathetically low salaries and my department in particular is not keen to promote people.

    Advice to Management

    Universal's salaries are not competitive in a world where Netflix is taking over and stealing employees from traditional motion picture and television studios. Netflix pays top of market salaries - it's no wonder people are defecting and moving to Netflix or other companies who pay people's market value worth. To combat this, Universal higher ups should seriously consider bumping up their salaries to remain competitive as a place where people want to work.

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback! We're happy to see that you care as much about NBCUniversal on a personal level as you do professionally. We are so proud of our large and diverse portfolio, but we... More


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company with great benefits and supportive management.

    Cons

    Parking at 10 UCP can be frustrating.

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving this review. We're happy to see that management has been supportive and looking out for our employees. That sense of family and community is something we try to... More


  7. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, nice coworkers, decent pay, good work space

    Cons

    bad managers, political culture

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review! We believe that our employees are what make this company special, and the perks aren't too shabby as well. We're sorry to hear about your experience regarding... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucracy and Cronyism"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Universal City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees in Technology are really good-hearted, hard-working individuals with a common goal of providing quality technology services. Many really intelligent technologists that know their company and brand well.

    Cons

    Since about mid-2016, technology leadership has taken a turn south. There is no more company loyalty from executive leadership. Extensive internal politics that have lead to executive leadership saying one thing, but acting in an opposite way that is unethical and violates the credo of NBCUniversal and Comcast. Executive leadership has appointed people who are "Yes Men" because free-thinking is frowned upon. Morals, ethics, and standards have been completely thrown out the window.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees loyalty. If you are not going to be loyal, at least be honest and allow people to work and live with some dignity, along with the freedom to seek greener pastures.


  9. "Information Security Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infosec Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Infosec Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None to really talk to about.

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello! Thanks for writing this review! We're happy to have you on with us, and if you have any specific comments or concerns, feel free to reach out to your HR contact. Thanks for staying with us for... More


  10. "Good Work Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Englewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Englewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Flexible Environment, Decent pay.

    Cons

    Media Centric Company which can be disadvantage for technical guy who is looking for more challenging work.

    NBCUniversal Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We're happy to hear that you've enjoyed the work-life balance and the flexible environment. Our Talent Development team has a variety of career... More


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