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Universal Music Publishing Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Working with very seasoned veterans of the music industry. Great place to learn the ropes, set up shop for years or move on should something better arrive

    Cons

    Universal Publishing is known to pay very low salaries. They should also let all departments feel welcome to the fun activities that other departments get to be a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your salaries in order to get the best of the best employees rather than a handful of employees doing the bare minimum while looking for better opportunities.


  2. "not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing full-time

    Pros

    theres a nice courtyard to sit outside and eat your lunch

    Cons

    upper management doesn't care about their employee's

  3. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Good people (except for upper management)
    Good benefits

    Not much to say here ...20 word minimum is too much words needed for this company

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics
    Low low low pay, no raises, no promotions
    Only upper management get paid decent
    Do not expect anything to get out of this place than discrimination
    CEO plays favorites and gets mad easily, yells at employees (has temper issues) and employees work only to make her happy
    If you aren't in Creative, you're nobody
    Only the Creatives get free food, great offices, and they keep it to themselves real good
    HR is a joke! They are in a different building and replies back after a month after several follow up emails
    Employees are disposable working machines
    Everyone is unhappy and wants to get out

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and start treating employees fairly. Start doing annual progress reviews and give employees chance for growth. Please change the CEO to Jody Gerson.


  4. "Income Tracking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great energy, amazing people, phenomenal work life balance. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    This is the best place to work. I have no cons to share.


  5. "Marketing and Digital Content Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Digital Content Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing and Digital Content Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The tasks were very repetitive


  6. "Great first job out of college but that's about it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Great first job out of college, added substance to my resume but that's about it.

    Cons

    The management, the pay, the lack of growth or promotions, the lack luster for the music industry. Very few people actually have music industry backgrounds. Turn over is crazy, everyone wants to leave and my favorite people are dropping like flys. If you're not in Creative or Legal, you're not anyone important.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate lower management. Offer more growth.


  7. "Public Relations, Ad Sales, Computer Tech, Producer, Internet Radio Host"

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was all good,all the time !

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Nice building, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the music industry, great perks into the music industry, and successful managers.

    Cons

    Very low pay, very little investment in employees. Growth is very difficult. CEO makes a high salary as well as the VPs and everyone else makes horrible wages. Managers play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees. Working in music is not a benefit in and of itself. People should also be trained well and compensated fairly.


  9. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Music Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great music community, fun and relaxed environment, lots of perks.

    Cons

    Demanding schedule, late nights, very low worker to artist ratio.


  10. "Stable but limited growth/earning potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Music Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package, stable for music industry. Pretty laid back environment of mostly great people. Good for the resume and networking. Perks of the job are nice.

    Cons

    Minimal upward mobility, you are promoted on length of service not performance. Poor communication between staff and upper management. No formalized review process. Pay is below industry standard and difficult to increase.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training progress and communication between departments. Look for employees who excel and reward them. Invest time/resources in younger employees more.


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