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Warner Music Reviews

Updated July 4, 2018
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  • "No pay really adds up and program requires 3 days a week" (in 11 reviews)

  • "doesn't really boost your likelihood for a full time hire" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "College Marketing Representative"

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

    I worked at Warner Music part-time

    Pros

    Supportive Managers, Creative Freedom, Amazing Artists

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, Ends After College


  2. "IT in Music Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great co-workers, fun parties

    Cons

    Company has two CIOs that have conflicting views on where the company is headed. The IT leadership has no clear vision. Not much room for growth.

  3. "Licensing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company, want growth for their employees, open floorplan

    Cons

    Terrible systems, shuttle for commuting/no downtown parking, messy data


  4. "Good intention, terrible execution"

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress, nice office space, dual monitors

    Cons

    Nonexistent job processes, old/slow laptop when your job relies on computer software that need processing power. Depends on manager, as some are great and some are horrible. Transition has been negative for nearly every department and many departments do not have enough work and are bored. Shuttle service is not reliable for quick transportation to/from the office to parking offsite. Not much movement upwards within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare for hiring on later on and make sure that they will actually have work to do after training.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Shared Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    ***Dress code was very casual
    ***They weren’t sticklers when it came to tardiness...as long as you worked your hours

    Cons

    ***HR is too afraid to take appropriate actions when confronted with the same issue over and over again
    ***Quarterly awards would always go to Directors/Managers instead of the actual workers. And by awards I don’t mean a certificate. These were expensive awards.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "IT department is in shambles, rest of the company is good, stay away from IT"

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

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

    Pros

    1. There are quarterly events and a killer Christmas party.
    2. Cool to say you work in the music industry.
    3. Most of the folks are cool.
    4. Casual dress environment.
    5. Labels are doing well.

    Cons

    1. The IT department has had 6 CIOs in the past 4 years, there is a reason for this and that is because the CEO does not want to spend money on improving systems nor the infrastructure. This has lead to a +35% reduction in head count. It is truly a skeleton crew left is that stressed and have very low morale and they have seen their colleagues be let go.
    2. Throughout the entire company there are minimal opportunities to move up, promotions are scarce.
    3. Poor work life balance in IT, the other departments seem to be much better though.
    4. IT is heavily leveraging off-shore resources, coupled with low morale and new leadership that knows nothing about the music industry it is a bad place to work.
    5. There is a clear delineation between IT and the other areas of the company, starting off with IT being 3 floors below the rest of the business and completely left alone where all the other WMG floors are connected by a beautiful lobby and staircase.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CIO, throw out the team he brought in and start all over. Good news is there are a few good leaders in your current organization that you continually look over, maybe give them a chance since they actually care.


  7. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Time off policy - Holidays

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers and culture

    Cons

    Vacation policy could be better


  9. Helpful (9)

    "You get paid like it's still 1995"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some work perks - Free bagels on certain days, some pizza and sodas on special work-related parties. Maybe once or twice a year you get to see artists on the label, most likely ones you don't recognize, so you realize they were an artist after they leave. Office is located in a nice quiet neighborhood.
    Benefits are O K.
    You only get 10 vacation days a year though, to start off.

    Cons

    - low low low pay. It's so ridiculously low that you wonder how other colleagues survive off of it. I'm assuming they all have a side income coming in or live in a tuna can and walk everywhere. You get paid like you're still in the 1900s where rent couldn't possibly be more than $700 and you paid $1 for a gal of gas.
    - No room for growth or promotion. Most likely will not happen unless you decide to devote your life to this company, minimum 7-10 years, and considering how they pay you, I doubt you would want to stay for that long.
    - Supervisors often have no clue what they are doing, yet they try to micromanage you and wants to feel superior just because of their title. Please have a seat.

    Overall, if you are expecting some amazing opportunities and have a fantasy about working in a major record label, drop all of that now, and consider applying for a different company. Warner is only going down from here. I wouldn't expect a great future in this company. First of all, they have very little appreciation for employees. That's already a red flag.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think it matters what we say here honestly. I'm sure this isn't the only way they hear about what they're doing wrong, but nothing has improved so this is basically just for future applicants to be aware and know what they are getting into.


  10. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great location

    Cons

    This site is making me write reviews


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