NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 24 September, 2014
Updated 24 September, 2014
560 Reviews
3.8
560 Reviews
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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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 14 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 26 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a very good experience.

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Marketing  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Vice President, Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for 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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    • 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.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities in other departments

    Cons

    Company has a new parent company alot

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  5.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, Training lagging

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Start a Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    + Lots of Opportunities
    +Great Management
    +Amazing Benefits

    Cons

    + Organization of Sales is always changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cable Network Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun brands, extremely intelligent and creative people. The company is going through change and positive growth since the acquisition by Comcast. Upper management is smart and focused on growth and innovation.

    Cons

    Culture can be competitive in an unhealthy way. East coast offices are less laid back than west coast offices. Work/life balance can be tricky. Not good at helping employees grow in career development. Can be difficult to move between divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people with experience in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hard work no pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure and experience. Networking galore!

    Cons

    Does not pay interns. Lots of work and no pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Freelance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great company. Great supportive staff and leaders

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect
    Current Employee - Systems Architect

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great colleagues, good management, refurbished building in NJ , Good Work/Family balance

    Cons

    Limited vacation, no training, lack of enforced stds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Studio City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Studio City, CA (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in the LA offices is much more laidback compared to East Coast or Oversees

    Cons

    career advancement and development is often unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clearly define what is needed to advance your career. This will stop us from losing top talent to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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