Universal Music Group Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.9
76%
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87%
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Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge
Sir Lucian Grainge
191 Ratings
Pros
  • "coworkers are really great people(in 33 reviews)

  • "great environment, great benefits, overall good place to work(in 29 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Good staff with good benefits

    Cons

    rigorous environment with limited career growth

  2. COVID-19

    "Usual pros and cons of a major corporation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company. Support through Covid-19.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like just a number.

  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great environment, great benefits, overall good place to work

    Cons

    management can be improved HR reps can be a mess

  4. "Great company but I feel extremely undervalued/underpaid"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, great coworkers, efficient systems

    Cons

    I've been asking for a raise for months while my male counterpart makes over twice what I make

  5. "Great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and some of the benefits are great

    Cons

    There is a lack of upward trajectory movement in terms of career

  6. "great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    great place to meet people in the industry.

    Cons

    no room for mess ups

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Such a huge corporate company that the individual can get lost in the shuffle."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Royalty Analyst in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good coworkers.

    Cons

    Some management can feel like they are above having to explain things and have little patience or tolerance for their subordinates. The company is so large that communication on some key upgrades in policy or day to day changes in structure are communicated only via email and it can be hard to contact the key management regarding these changes individually.

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  8. "Unlimited data, but limited career opportunity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Tons of data to explore so there's interesting project opportunities - Management is relatively hands off so you have the freedom to try new things - Talented coworkers at the ground level - Management is trying to import more experienced directors to guide strategy

    Cons

    - Lack of a common vision within the department stifles interdepartment cooperation - As a result of the above, siloed work streams facilitate deconstructive competition between team resources - Roles and responsibilities are poorly defined and there's no formal structure for career advancement - Virtually 0% feedback embedded in the culture (i.e. no quarterly or annual reviews) so career advancement and professional development is difficult - Leadership is behind in technical skills (i.e. product mindset, basic data/SQL skills, documentation best practices) so there's a disconnect between employees and managers

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  9. "Brand Partnership Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Partnership Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and artists to work with

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, can take a long time to get projects finalized.

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Solid working environment, plenty of room to grow, international travel if you are in certain teams and the #1 place in the recorded music business. Universal leads all other labels

    Cons

    There is no formal review process so it's completely up to you to decide your fate.

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