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Warner Music Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • No pay really adds up and program requires 3 days a week (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and no clear management steering (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    The company hires and promotes within often
    Managers and direct reports are encouraged to have continued evaluation conversations and not just the one yearly meeting

    Cons

    No structured growth or promotion programs

    Advice to Management

    Work more with employees to give exposure to aspects of the business they have an interest in


  2. "analist"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Union City, NJ
    Current Employee - Producer in Union City, NJ

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    thin lizzy catalog upcoming 60s cycle

    Cons

    more metal acts needed needs more publicity

    Advice to Management

    sign more upcoming bands

  3. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and great people

    Cons

    LONG hours with little pay and very little room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to cover projects so your teams are not over stressed.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Exceptional Management and Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Pop/Rock College Marketing Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Pop/Rock College Marketing Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Supportive and encouraging managers who work so hard to help their employees reach their goals. They look for solutions and ways they can help you avoid mistakes and accomplish tasks.
    - Working for a strong company in an exciting and rigorous industry makes you feel very connected to the success of its artists.
    - Gratitude is shared with every employee. There is always praise for great work and it makes you feel valued by the company.
    - Every employee has a fun energy about them. Everyone seems to be so excited to be working for WMG.

    Cons

    - Difficult field to break into

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Web Ops"

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

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

    Pros

    It's the music industry, so the people are generally cool, and the product is pretty fun and exciting.

    Cons

    About 10 - 15 years behind the curve, lots of incompetence at the management / director level, and very cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture that promotes ideas, and a mentorship program that encourages young talent to thrive.


  6. "Could be great, could be a lot less than great"

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

    I worked at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Great level of responsibility and control.

    Cons

    Shifting roles without supervisory direction/communication made things very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency would benefit employees. Constant changing of direction and staff led to frustration.


  7. "VP Live Music Warner Music Group"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun work environment with lots of perks

    Cons

    Management was a bit confused about what the future looks like

  8. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Started to have good growth at the end of 2015 but still needs to improve on communication and company culture.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Lack of communication among leaders to employees.


  9. "Great people - low pay"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Music (More than a year)

    Pros

    great experience and environment - great benefits. Met awesome people - good work life balance

    Cons

    salary was not enough to live on. Had to stay at home with parents. Career path not clear.

    Advice to Management

    fair wages


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Long hours"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    While I worked at Warner I wore many hats and I learned alot about the business.

    Cons

    Very long hours, psycho workaholic superviser.


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