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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
591 Reviews
3.9
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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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    • 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 an 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.  

    Good company - yet all about team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    Great benefits - and place to work if you find the right team

    Cons

    None - they should keep an eye on teams with high turnover

  6.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work-Life Balance, Leadership, Professionalism

    Cons

    There are very, very few cons. Maybe training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    All I have to say is that working on the set of Law and Order SVU as a production assistant was as if it felt surreal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Add On Production Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Add On Production Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at NBCUniversal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great atmosphere and the regular consistent employees that work for NBC Universal are all there to help with anything that you as a new comer may need help with.

    Cons

    The only and I mean THE ONLY con about this career choice is when you're first starting off as a "sub PA" and the amount of time you need to put into this path for the little amount that you get in compensation. Other than that it's the perfect career for an energetic and enthusiastic person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management can keep on keeping on with what they're doing after all it's because of the higher-ups that this show stayed on the air for so long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I wish I could intern here forever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production/Development in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production/Development in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The internship program here at NBCU is absolutely phenomenal. I consider myself lucky every single day that I come into work because of the unprecedented exposure to people and information, the warm company culture that I feel a part of (even as just an intern), the unparalleled networking opportunities with fellow interns and higher up employees, the resourcefulness of Campus 2 Career who make it their mission to make the internship program an enjoyable one, and the added on benefits of discount tickets, studio tours, panels/seminars, and more. I would recommend an internship at NBCU to any and all college students who are passionate about the industry.

    Cons

    I wish it were possible to intern more than just 2 or 3 days a week, but that's ultimately the way it needs to be in order for each department to have - at least - 2 interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing representative (intern) for their college program!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Representative in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The leadership was great and the program itself was awesome. I got to learn the ropes of marketing without someone breathing down my neck. I enjoyed it and it's the position that got me into marketing and social media. I changed my major after this job and it opened the door for all my future opportunities to come.

    Cons

    The pay was not great, but at least it was paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less turnover on supervisors would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, compensation and perks

    Cons

    They look outside the company instead of promoting personnel. The only reason why I'm leaving is because after almost 8 years on the job cant no longer wait for empty promises for a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting 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 3 years)

    Pros

    NBCUniversal is a great place to work. The culture is creative and entrepreneurial. If you work hard and advocate for yourself the company provides great career opportunities. In addition, there is a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    The one thing the company could improve is training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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