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Warner/Chappell Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Royalty Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Royalty Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Royalty Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warner/Chappell is on the path to success. CEO John Platt's philosophy is "If the company is successful, everyone should feel it."

    Cons

    There aren't many open positions or career paths available but that has to do more with the music industry itself rather than the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees to help foster loyalty. The music industry can and should be a fun environment to work in.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Warner/Chappell is a terrible company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Royalty Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Royalty Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pro's are you get to read the names of artists that come across your desk. Cool story bro.

    Cons

    - Zero direction from upper management, especially in the admin dept.
     - Hard work is not rewarded.
     - There isn't a path for movement, the only time people see promotions is when other people leave the company.
     - They do not hire from within so if you're a qualified candidate, you have a better shot at getting a job as an outsider.
     - The only encouragement for employees to do better is applying pressure.

    This company operates like it's 1976 and believe a "top-down" style of management works.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management classes. Learn to encourage and not JUST criticize. Learn about what motivates your employees, treat an employee how you expect to be treated.


  3. "nepotism u"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    music business limited perks at office

    Cons

    upper management does not want to day to day issues

    Advice to Management

    create a round table with staff, also create a morale committee.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Eh."

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with music.

    Cons

    A lot of people working here forget what type of fun environment it should be.

    There is no upward mobility because the company would rather hire from the outside.

    The culture here is dismal with several employees miserable. My happiness level sky-rocketed once I left. "You mean to tell me I can actually work and make mistakes without being reprimanded for it?"

    Some managers would rather gossip and surf online than actually do work and pass the buck to lower-level employees.

    HR seems to almost have no idea what they're doing at times. I saw 3-4 HR employees come and go in the span of a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep using the chain of command. It works wonders for this company (sarcasm)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "You have to leave to be appreciated."

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

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Amazing musicians signed with the company.

    Cons

    Poor pay, lack of opportunities, doesn't invest in their employees, impossible to switch departments.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that lower level employees want to learn and move up eventually. Provide them with opportunities. Pay attention to who is actually working and not just who appears to be.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Place to start"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - People are great.
    - Excellent catalog of music.
    - Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership and poor management at VP and above levels.
    - Salary/wages are not competitive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun atmosphere, even better leadership at the top."

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    Former Employee - Administrator, Royalties in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator, Royalties in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Warner/Chappell is an excellent employer. You definitely have job security here, and there are people who have worked there for 20+ years. They also give great year-end bonuses. I'm not sure if this applies to all employees, but I was really able to make my own hours and be able to miss traffic both ways of commuting.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as other companies (Universal, Sony, etc.). Honestly, it was a small reason as to why I left. It didn't affect me personally, but with people below me, I could tell that it really affected their motivation and definitely made them the "clock in, do work, clock out" kind of employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great atmosphere and great leadership at the top"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people and a great overall Company to work for. The benefits are fantastic and the work atmosphere if professional but relaxed. There is a common shared passion to represent the company and all of its various artists and clients.

    Cons

    Tough to advance both within departments or across the company. Limited opportunity to advance as mid management tends not to take applicants from within or from outside of their respective label or department.

    Advice to Management

    Take a cue from Senior management and promote from within and from other departments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice place to work, good people

    Cons

    hard to move around to other dept if entry level

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Best possible company in the music industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner/Chappell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company run like a family. Absolutely no politics. Extremely dedicated staff of long-time music publishing experts.

    Cons

    Association with WMG negatively impacts Warner/Chappell.


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