NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
577 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)

  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 28 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall a very good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Vice President, Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture based on passion for the industry and product.
    Terrific people.

    Cons

    Executive level management in the U.S very slow to change and adapt.
    Siloed organization with seemingly no desire to work together across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change! Stop doing what has always been done and allow your employees the room to help you grow.
    This is supposed to be a creative business. Let some creativity creep into the organizational architecture.
    Same people doing same things = same results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Employer - Shrinking Industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Exceptional culture, great support from management, opportunities for professional development only limited by individual's desire for growth. "Fun Product" makes coming in to work an enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, home entertainment products are in a steady consumer decline. This is an industry whose days are numbered due to digital delivery and the death of rentailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are still several cost saving opportunities available if you take the initiative to breakdown "siloed" structure in U.S. and reduce redundant and underperforming individuals.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    NBCU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place for advancement and very supportive business groups. Opportunities to work outside of your normal day to day on volunteer projects as well

    Cons

    No cons, again, great place to work. People are smart, driven, and believe in the company. In recent years a lot of smart decisions have been made that have provided rapid growth and the #1 network on TV.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an amazing internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work environment, friendly people, great location

    Cons

    there were no cons! everything about my internship was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to listen to ideas from those below you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Access Hollywood Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This was one of my first internships during college. My boss was really laid back, welcoming & gave me a lot of responsibility which was awesome.

    Cons

    I didn't meet a lot of people outside of my department. We kept to ourselves in our immediate one.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn, open culture, employees are very willing to teach

    Cons

    Quite a lot of work, fast paced but it's good learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very nice, helpful, and open to Interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, a lot of experience, work along side people

    Cons

    Competitive, long hours and weekends sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network, network, network because as an Intern you are only there a short time so if you want a job there you have to meet the right people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and lots of vacation and personal time. The people are also very friendly and it is a great work environment.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons to my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great institution to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well established in the industry, great upper management working on improving the old school mentality. Great opportunity to move skills between different business units due to the structure of the company.

    Cons

    Old management was set on their ways too much. Looks like the new team is working on changing that for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question everything and look into the answers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, great teams, innovative

    Cons

    It's a big company so it's hard to move up the ranks sometimes

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