NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)

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

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Coolest Internship Ever!

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    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was part of NBC Universal Diversity Fellowship Program.

    1. Very through.
    2. Wonderful overall experience.
    3. Will have a detail idea about how a major television production works.
    4. It's paid where hardly any internship are and you get to have awesome food.
    5. When it's on your resume, people call you up for interviews.
    6. Great opportunity and foot on the door for people from diversified background.

    Cons

    I had a great experience and no complains at all.

    Advice to Management

    1. Please provide more opportunities like this more not just your television shows but also for your movies.
    2. Also if there can a job prospect for future based on the internship to NBC universal, that would be perfect.

  2. Overall a very good experience.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Great Employer - Shrinking Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits and there is alot of promotion from within for assistants

    Cons

    very political, corporate environment. Some departments don't get any growth so you could find yourself in a good job but not alot of room to go up past middle management

  6. Happy intern looking to grow with the company post-graduation.

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    Current Intern - Program Planner in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Program Planner in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    NBCUniversal is well-connected, multi-national, extremely relevant, and fosters more internal talent development than any company I've experienced. In my short time, I've had nothing but great things to say about my experience.

    Cons

    Working at a company as large as NBCUniversal can sometimes have its downsides, chief among them the impressively stratified bureaucracy that separates each corporate and building function into separate offices--contacting IT via a phone to get a community printer fixed sometimes seems like a bit much.

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely love how I have been welcomed into the NBCUniversal family as an intern, both by the company and by my team. The internship experience here is second to none in this area and for this industry.

  7. Affiliate Marketing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, salary, access to upper management, knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    approval process from finance department regarding RFPs

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time educating employees about the broadcasting business.

  8. Expeditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    There are lots of great people throughout the campus and you could get great perks working there.

    Cons

    They need to have more training programs for employees.

  9. MOC Technician

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    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors
    Supportive and team oriented coworkers
    Very good training to prepare me for the job when I started

    Cons

    Scheduling of shifts based on seniority more than effort put into the job

  10. Helpful (1)

    Music Services Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The department provides it's interns with hands-on projects and tasks to keep you busy and interested at the same time. Many of these included watching television segments, which was a plus. Great department, absolutely lovely staff. This is a dream job.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work according to deadlines and production schedules. From time to time multiple projects will arrive on your desk at the same time, and they require an equal amount of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Management was nurturing and willing to provide interns with opportunities that other jobs cannot. All employees are included in the NBCUniversal culture, and are afforded all the same perks, including holiday benefits, tours, lectures, and discounts.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401k - Excellent profit sharing plan

    Cons

    Politics - Most jobs have it....either deal with it or succumb

    Advice to Management

    Recognize good workers

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