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Warner Music Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • No pay really adds up and program requires 3 days a week (in 10 reviews)

  • not sure how much full time potential there is (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyed working @ Warner Music"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Casual Environment. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Outsourcing of IT to India.

    Advice to Management

    Should not have sold out to India for IT support. You had a good dedicated team.


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    was a music label, cool , free CD's

    Cons

    not a lot of work , nothing to keep the students engaged

    Advice to Management

    get the interns engaged


  3. "Great internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good connections. Fun working staff. Nothing handed to you.

    Cons

    Unpaid. Expect to stay late to make a solid impression.

    Advice to Management

    Find some spare change for the interns


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    "Great people who are passionate about great music"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office environment in Burbank is fantastic. Everyone is fun and friendly and it's like a big family. Everyone I worked with is truly passionate and excited about the music we released. Dress code is very casual. There are opportunities to meet higher-ups and executives and ask them questions through educational group lunch meetings. The executives are very accessible and actually know people's names and treat other employees as equals.

    Cons

    Since the industry is shrinking and so many departments at this corporation now consist of very few people, some employees are seen as disposable. I watched layoffs happen with seemingly increased frequency toward the end of the time I worked there. The pay isn't the best, but nobody is really in the music industry for the money.


  6. "In need of a makeover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, always busy, and overall a nice place.

    Cons

    Leadership of departments need to have workshops to strengthen management. They also need to acquire a college degree to learn new skills.

    Advice to Management

    People with advanced degrees should be compensated for their education and skills. Not fair that people without degrees make more money.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I was able to learn a lot about the music industry from the label side."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management is focused on making sure that you're doing the right thing for the company and the artists you represent.

    Cons

    For me, there wasn't that much growth opportunity without traveling multiple weeks a month. I didn't want to travel that much, so I wasn't able to be promoted.


  8. "Good people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Search/Ecommerce in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Search/Ecommerce in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun industry & environment. Got to make important people connections, and met interesting performers.

    Cons

    Difficult to affect change. Very conservative management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not the place if you're in IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New and different industry. Great Burbank office, with wonderful friendly people.

    Cons

    NY office is the the is very weak on leadership, no clue about IT strategy and run by management whom are clueless.
    NY management is set in their way and not open to new ideas, technology.
    There is no accountability, just finger pointing.
    This is indicative of their amazingly high turnover.
    IT Management is never held accountable for the failed, or long running over budget projects. Blame is usually thrown at the small guys working their butts off to make it successful.

    Advice to Management

    The IT department Management in NY needs a major shake-up, with out with the old and in with the new that have the experience, and new refreshing ideas.
    Or just let Burbank take care of IT operations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office in Burbank.
    Fun to say you work in the music industry, even though it is just like any other office job.

    Cons

    Very weak management, leading to minimal professional development.
    Very unprofessional at every level, leading to a revolving door of turning over.
    They hire finance people to do accounting work, pretending that this is a finance position.
    Men should look else wear, this office is run by women and only women were promoted during my 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate middle management, just because an employee has a long tenure does not mean they should be in management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Creative environment, but not the most organized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, Some perks (free shows and events at work)

    Cons

    Disorganization, stagnant morale in some departments


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