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United Talent Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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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
  • Long hours and the environment may be too fast-paced for some (in 14 reviews)

  • High stress factor, very low pay, and some agents really grill you hard (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pressure cooker, but very worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Branding department is great. Genuine, nice people that don't fit the typical "agent" stereotype. Once you put in your time, so many doors are opened for you.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot of intangible skills that will transfer wherever you end up:

    Working with big personalities
    Dealing with stress
    Meeting deadlines
    Building thick skin
    Attention to detail
    Building relationships (your mailroom class is an invaluable resource to you)

    Great entrance into the industry or for whatever you want to do. You just have to be patient.

    Cons

    Very political and flashy, as the entire entertainment industry seems to be. You have to be able to let things bounce off of you, aka don’t take everything to heart or else it’ll eat you up.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of making it an environment where you’re trying to “weed out” the people who don’t want to be agents, make it a place where you’re trying to keep who you hire. You have some people that come in with one foot already out the door because they know to an extent how they will be treated by certain agents at the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Industry events, learn to grow thick skin and work in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    No culture. Promotions are slim. Long hours and terrible pay.


  4. "Good job for getting your foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good paid time off and sick pay

    Cons

    Long and demanding hours, good for getting your foot in the door but don't expect a path for promotion


  5. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    Free Summertime Movie Screenings & Concerts
    Beautiful Office
    Well Connected in the Entertainment Industry

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Little Pay
    Lots of Egos
    Exclusionary Attitudes
    Forced Culture
    Lacking Diversity

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring assistants from varying backgrounds. I was the only person of color in my department.


  6. "agency life"

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

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

    Pros

    well connected in all areas of the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    culture feels forced.
    work life balance isn't great.


  7. "Agent Trainee"

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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

    Pros

    Really extensive connections in different aspects of media and entertainment

    Cons

    Low retention rate, no work life balance

  8. "Agent Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Agent Trainee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Agent Trainee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    If they like you, they take care of you. Easy work for anyone with a college level education. Its cool to see celebrities. Free food occasionally

    Cons

    High stress factor, very low pay, and some agents really grill you hard. The path to promotion is difficult. Late hours and traffic around sucks

    Advice to Management

    Manage the trainees better with more effective ways to connect them to the department they actually want. Give better training to those who really want to make something of themselves.


  9. "Agent Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name, strong in Lit/Comedy

    Cons

    Unprofessionalism, unhealthy competition, lack of transparency


  10. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High pay for a talent agency

    Cons

    Expect to be treated like an idiot.


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