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Universal Music Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fulfilling and challenging and learned a lot (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, and an amazing chance to learn about the music industry (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Not great pay and long hours but worth it if you love the job (in 21 reviews)

  • There are a lot of unqualified people in upper management (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company working with top music artists. friendly staff who often stay here for their whole careers

    Cons

    as they navigate the digital world, many restrictions doing work as they still learn to capitalize digital music


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work/great benefits

    Cons

    Not many opportunities in the area.

  3. "Super boring..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like mainstream music you have a ton of people to talk to and hang out with. space to move up. lots of showcases inside the building.

    Cons

    not a lot of original ideas going around. slow. not enough creative jobs

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your talent and identify people who want to do more.


  4. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive atmosphere. A great job for learning the ropes and growing in.
    Fulfilling and challenging and learned a lot.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    A highly competitive atmosphere.
    Political political political.
    I can't think of any more cons to write down here.
    So that is all!


  5. "Promotions Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Getting to work in the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Ability to grow within the company


  6. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, Exposure, Brand, Global, Friendly

    Cons

    Corporate, Political, Redundant responsibility, Siloed


  7. "UMG rocks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the better companies to work with, work life balance is good

    Cons

    Depending on where you live the commute can be long

  8. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly, fun, lots of connections

    Cons

    Sometimes they overlook you because you're only an intern

    Advice to Management

    Direct interns better


  9. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a fast paced environment but people are typically pretty collaborative.

    Cons

    Given the make up of the company we sometimes work and operate in silos which at times impacts our consistency in how we manage things.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication should help strengthen our individual and collective direction(s)


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Not equal pay for women


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