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United Talent Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good entry into entertainment industry" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Industry events, learn to grow thick skin and work in a fast paced environment" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some may complain about the long hours or the personalities you have to deal with BUT we are working in Hollywood after all" (in 15 reviews)

  • "High pressure, low pay, promotions only available if you're related to the upper management" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, hands on experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Trainee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started at United Talent Agency in the Nashville office as a Trainee and had a great experience. The Nashville office is more music-focused than the other UTA offices. You get a lot of experience working one-on-one with assistants, helping them with a wide variety of tasks. All of the work I was doing felt relevant and I was kept busy. The office culture is amazing, employees are approachable and whenever I had questions I received hands on support.

    Cons

    None that currently come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your doors open for trainees, we are the future.


  2. "Assistant"

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

    I have been working at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO and lots of different departments to get involved in

    Cons

    Diversity in executive positions could improve.

  3. "Picks favorites"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, lots of free lunches, free drinks, cool benifits.

    Cons

    They pick favorites. Myself and another employee were treated unfairly for no reason. Employees start making up lies about you and tell the manager. Had someone tell the manager i wore flip flops, which I never did... manager also said I didn’t look good and that I’m more successful if i look better.. however they put my desk in a little closet so I wasn’t seen very often . And I looked fine, I actually tried! She also mentioned how I was overweight. Thanks for that

    Advice to Management

    HR did nothing when I complained and asked to switch departments


  4. "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people! Made a lot of friendships that have lasted even after I left the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long but its worth it in the long run because it teaches you the business side of entertainment.

    Advice to Management

    Not much I would change. Great structure and trainee program.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Of all of the larger agencies to work for, UTA is one of the best. They have a structured training program that if you play your cards right will lead to promotion down the road.

    Cons

    Agency work can be very time consuming, but that's anywhere you go.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Agency Slave"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Talent (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easily the least corporate of the agencies. It's small enough to move up in and they hire internally.

    Cons

    HR will push you into a desk.

    Advice to Management

    stop looking the other way


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Agent Trainee Program"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UTA truly invests in its employees and is a incubator and educator of future industry leaders. It’s a demanding program, but that’s because they care about and invest in those in it. This industry as a whole has some ugly parts, but UTA has very thoughtful leaders proactively investing in those who enter the program and enhancing their experiences. If you work hard, are professional and show respect, they will help you.

    Cons

    The hours are long and it’s demanding. There is room for little else when you’re in the program, but they do not sugar coat that. You should know you’re getting into an intense program, and it’s definitely not a great match for all personality types.

    Advice to Management

    Get more fun snack choices in the office. The snacks were so limited and bland and it was degrading to wait for scraps outside conference rooms. Would be nice if there was a suggestion box for snacks!

  8. "Good experience, intense work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Great for networking, you meet tons of great people and gain very valuable experience if you want to work in entertainment

    Cons

    way too political. company pretends to care about employee growth but really couldnt care less about you. No incentives to stay and honestly its a poorly run company. Also the low pay is completely absurd.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees more, give them a reason to be loyal and you wont have such a high turnover rate. PAY THEM MORE. its practically slave work for the amount of hours being worked


  9. "Operations and Facilities Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work perks. Awesome co-workers and staff.

    Cons

    Can be competitive and get lost in the crowd.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to get promoted"

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    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UTA will give you insight on how to navigate the industry. You will be on important phone calls and emails.

    Cons

    They will not reward the effort you have put in their company, will not think about your career and will allow verbal abuse.


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