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Updated February 13, 2018
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  • No pay really adds up and program requires 3 days a week (in 11 reviews)

  • From the get-go, it didn't seem they were willing to hire me into a full-time role (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. "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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Place but Not Innovative OR Serious"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn so much about music business in Nashville
    Fun at work goofing off with colleagues
    Lots of parties to plan and attend
    Backstage / insider access to live music events
    "oohs" and "ahhs" when people hear where you work

    Cons

    Politics of your title/length of time at Warner interferes with work relationships
    Petty / drunken office culture
    Interns AND Full-time employees jockey for other people's jobs in overt ways
    CEO takes a 2-months long summer vacation every year....but employees don't have those benefits
    VERY cliquey.
    Unorganized and hectic organizational charts
    Few checks and balances on the longest standing employees
    Overbearing bosses

    Advice to Management

    Clarify job duties and tasks BEFORE you hire an employee
    I didn't get a job description until 3 months into the job when I went to HR and asked for one
    Check ego at the door
    Listen to your employees/team members when they have ideas


  6. "great company"

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

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

    Pros

    lots of freedom, flexible schedules, and great projects.

    Cons

    workplace politics, small teams, leadership

    Advice to Management

    grow teams out more


  7. "Solid Experience, Could be Better"

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

    I worked at Warner Music (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tries to give employees access to fun, work-related events, often supports charities with fundraiser and matching donations, relaxed though professional environment, little micro-managing

    Cons

    Not much discussion about advancement, no encouraging of mentorship or long-term career development

    Advice to Management

    If you like the people under you, develop them. Then they won't need to look elsewhere for advancement and you can plan for such changes together.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Overall great experience. Self-directed growth necessary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pros depended highly on the team you're on directly. For me, having gym access for a monthly fee, summer Fridays, an overall relaxed atmosphere, consistently fun and engaging music events, Lunch and learn events, and great people and community were positive attributes of being a part of this company.

    Cons

    The cons depend highly on the team you're directly on. For me, the culture became progressively more corporate as each year passed. I also didn't see a focus on developing teams or people. I observed lots of individuals in coordinator positions for 7+ years, waiting their turn to be promoted, not acquiring any transferrable skills into leadership.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of concerts, get to meet alot of people

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. As a record label Warner pays the lowest.

    Advice to Management

    Give lower level staff a chance to share ideas. They know whats REALLY happening out there and on social media.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Loads of hands on experience working for a reputable company

    Cons

    Treated very poorly by management


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