NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
571 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 27 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great Employer - Shrinking Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great institution to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Sr. Financial Analyst, NBCUniversal

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

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

    Pros

    company values, young and new culture, opportunities

    Cons

    restricted momentum/movement (have to get manager and hr approval), lack of exposure to executives, work-life balance a little skewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more openess, transparency, and exposure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The part of the company you work for matters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, decent salary. Stated company values are great. I especially appreciate that they try to be somewhat earth conscious or "green". NBCUniversal is a big company, so it makes a great deal of difference where you work. I worked for a broadcast television station and liked it a lot. I had talented coworkers and management.

    Cons

    It can be very "corporate". They have a pretty typical annual evaluation system for raises/promotions, which I don't find to be particularly useful or a good measure of success/worth. Work culture can be stressful and overly demanding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a more relaxed and stress-free work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love it here, NBC Sports Radio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay, great networking, amazing environment

    Cons

    long hours, the promotions are very hard to get, it just depends on how much your working in other areas, making yourself known.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NBCUniversal is a good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Good company culture and work /life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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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