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United Talent Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry-level exposure to business of entertainment industry"

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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

    An assistant-level job at UTA is like getting paid to go to entertainment grad school. Get a sense of the culture it takes to 'make it' in Hollywood. Unparalleled networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Incessant never-ending workload. Low salaries. Long hours. Many personalities are unsatisfiable divas.


  2. "Great!"

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

    Pros

    Access to industry top players

    Cons

    Long hours, and low pay


  3. "A top company in its space."

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

    I worked at United Talent full-time

    Pros

    They have very talented people in the organization.

    Cons

    They lack continuity in management personnel and philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Build your executives in the same successful manor you build your clients.


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  5. "Best company i've worked for"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boutique feel in a massive company
    CAO is extremely helpful, fair, and caring
    Moving up is almost certain if you put in the time
    Strong family and community feel
    Bonuses, parties, lunches, benefits
    Paid internships
    Everyone is treated equal from the top to the bottom

    Cons

    I really cant think of any.
    If you realize sometimes work is just busy work and that doesn't bother you...


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall great atmosphere within the company

    Cons

    None to speak of here


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Talent Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work to learn the ins-and-outs of the entertainment industry. Great place to learn skills you will use to be an agent.

    Cons

    If you plan on making your way to an agent plan on doing a ton of sucking up and don't plan on seeing your family for 4 years. Be ready to feel like you aren't worth anything.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about you, the people under you are doing most of the work. Give credit where its due.


  8. "Mailroom Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very social workplace, very well known in the entertainment field, great contacts, learned a lot about the role of the agency in the creative process

    Cons

    Upward mobility (intern to trainee to assistant in desired division to agent), hours, often dealing with difficult people (agents and clients) and very high expectations


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Agent Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Agent Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggressive talent agency with smart agents and a strong client list. Strongest training model in the talent agency business in my experience.

    Cons

    It's a talent agency. Takes a very particular kind of person to enjoy this kind of work. Long hours. Very competitive. Tough to get promoted and not worth it unless you want to live and breath agenting.


  10. "Just Like Any Other Talent Agency, But Better"

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

    Pros

    Some genuinely great people work there, and the client list is full of inspiring artists.

    Cons

    It's still a talent agency, and no matter how much they try to brand themselves as something unique or different, they still play by the same rules that make any talent agency an unbearable pressure cooker.


  11. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hub of the wheel for all information regarding premiere entertainment in the world. Invaluable exposure to agenting, dealmaking, massive information management, networking, high work volume, celebrities.

    Cons

    Interpersonal relations from boss to inferiors that would result in lawsuits at any other company are a daily occurrence. Difficult to deal with big egos. Long work hours. Low pay. Stuffy, formal environment. Overly alpha and competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the plethora of management recommendations that make companies like Google so attractive: employee empowerment, regular breaks from work, not as long work hours, flexibility, etc.



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