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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 28 February, 2015
Updated 28 February, 2015
662 Reviews
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Summer Fellow in Toronto, ON

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a very good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    NBC is a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    They understand the work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is a very large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter/MMJ in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Reporter/MMJ in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Room to grow, friendly environment

    Cons

    As a Mmj you do the work of 4 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overloading employees with other peoples duties. Hire more employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun and efficient

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

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

    Pros

    It was a lot of fun to be an NBC intern. The internship program is very structured and they spend a lot of time making sure you get the most out of your summer experience with them. You get the opportunity to hear many important people speak about a wide range of topics and you get a chance to be a part of a venerable institution. They really value their interns, unlike many companies. Also a great place to have a connection with for after graduation - there are always new openings throughout the company.

    Cons

    Their policy is that interns can only work 2.5 days a week, so if you're hoping for a full-time position for the summer, this won't be it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Production intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, learn a lot, very hands on campus to career team

    Cons

    Unless you become a page, it's pretty hard to get a full time job after interning

    Recommends
  9.  

    Positive Internship Experience (Motion Picture Group)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Studio City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Studio City, CA (US)

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Management made me an integral part of the team; I was allowed to sit in on most meetings and conference calls, some of which directors were excluded from. Boss (SVP) was always receptive to my comments and questions, and the tasks handed to me were very rarely "intern typical".

    HR hosted numerous networking events and skill building activities.

    Cons

    Commuting to the valley was not ideal, and though $10/hr is above minimum wage, it's not much living in the LA area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A place to surround yourself with the best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    - Tremendous facilities
    - Good matching 401k option
    - Interesting and fulfilling work
    -Most employees seem to enjoy what they do.
    -Fun atmosphere, at any given time people could be tossing a football across the studio or be entrenched in an intense game of ping-pong.
    -The best of the best work here. Everyone is very good at their job.
    -Entry-level PAs are paid hourly meaning during the particularly busy parts of the year you get those OT hours.
    -Promotion from within is commonplace and NBCU is such a massive company that movement is very possible.

    Cons

    -Pay is OK by industry standards but still not anything great.
    -Hours are outlandish. Expect nights and weekends.
    -Hourly employees DO NOT get paid time off. No sick days, no vacation days. This is my main gripe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some paid time off, even if it's just a few days a year for emergencies or sick days would go a long way in feeling appreciated and cared for by the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very professional and fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Constantly trying to innovate and become better. Great leadership and guidance from the CEO down to mid-managers

    Cons

    As an intern, they didn't pay well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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