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Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Great company in media industry"

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

    Pros

    Great location, nice people, sometimes politics going on.

    Cons

    Management is not investing in new technologies

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who deliver, not those who pretend


  2. "No Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Everyone has a very laid back type of work mentality which can be nice. If you're cool with the main clicks, than working here is a breeze.

    Cons

    The laid back type of work mentality can also be a con as there is a major lack of leadership. No position to grow into and they'd rather spend money on new hires than invest in the current employee's there who want to learn and grow and stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better leadership, communication and delegating from the top down. Missing heavily here. Remove the clicks too. This is a job not high school.

  3. "Theme Park HR in disarray"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Universal City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free park tickets, close to citywalk for lunch

    Cons

    The HR department at Universal Studios Hollywood has been turning over at an alarmingly high rate this past

    year thanks to mismanagement, being overworked and underpaid. The employee population behave like children and

    you feel like having to babysit instead of professionally develop them. It's frustrating to expend so much

    effort disciplining a minimum wage individual who can easily be replaced the next day by someone better.

    Having to work odd hours during certain seasons also does not help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire higher quality candidates at the line-level. Bring up compensation for loyal, longtime employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "People Make The Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are the best! Everyone works together to produce the best product. They become like your family, so you don't always mind the long hours.

    Cons

    Don't always have the proper equipment to do your job. Long hours can turn into burn out. Need more management support.

    Advice to Management

    People make the company at all different levels. Trust in the managers and their decisions. You can't make decisions just based on bottom line. People matter.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are a great group of people.

    Cons

    Hard work not always rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Reminder that people are what makes a company successful


  6. "Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Talent Assistant in Jeffersontown, KY
    Former Employee - Talent Assistant in Jeffersontown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. I'm sorry but when I started in 2004, there actually were a few. Not in 2017. Crews are working on several shows at a time and pay-scale decreased. They feed you well on location.

    Cons

    Management have meetings that run in circles. HR department poorly handle complaints. On your feet or on the move for over 15 hours in a day with little time for a bathroom break. Decreased wages over past 3 years. No expenses paid, unless a director "likes you". Very disappointing since this was my favorite network for their football program. Disgusting!

    Advice to Management

    Communication. Investigate any complaints to HR more effectively and precise.


  7. "No career path, just need a body"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work with different types of technology.

    Cons

    Engineers are mistreated by operations.
    Hard to promote internally
    Next-tec's interns are significantly more important and key to advancement.
    Once a on-air engineer, always will be a on-air engineer.
    Operations decide if engineers get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers need to be given the chance to expand on their abilities. To go through a application process for a promotion but hire a external candidate that has no clue about the current operation is a set back to our resources. This company believes hiring externally or hiring through the next-tec program is a positive. They are more happy with having bodies on a shift that they can hold to a shift for as long as they can. Once a on-air engineer, you will always be a on-air engineer.

    NBCUniversal Response

    May 2, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there, thank you for leaving this review. While we're very happy to have you at NBCUniversal, we're very sad to hear that you're not feeling appreciated. We really like our employees to be in a... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "So Incredibly Corporate It Hurts"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Universal City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and benefits okay.

    Cons

    Hours, red tape, too corporate, no concern for non-executive employees.


  9. "Not the best experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly everyone is friendly.
    Clean working environment.
    Employee safety - Gated parking and the doors require an employee I.D. badge in order to enter.
    Gym located inside the building.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, the pay is poor, one employee gets the work load of three to four people, hard to get to know employees from other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within the company and value your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, growing business

    Cons

    No respect of employee work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced leaders


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