Warner Music Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
92 Reviews
3.3
92 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It has a really positive working environment (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, productive working environment, and overall a nice place to work (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No pay, but not a bad thing at all considering the experience and networking opportunities you are gaining (in 6 reviews)

  • Disconnect between upper management and employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I was able to learn a lot about the music industry from the label side.

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

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management is focused on making sure that you're doing the right thing for the company and the artists you represent.

    Cons

    For me, there wasn't that much growth opportunity without traveling multiple weeks a month. I didn't want to travel that much, so I wasn't able to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Two separate internships, and two completely opposite experiences. Great place to intern though.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fall/Spring in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Fall/Spring in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff. The environment and the employees make it feel like a second home. Many of the employees are down to earth and love to have a great laugh even in the middle of executing business. People try to make you feel comfortable and are usually available for questions. Try to take advantage of the people you come across.

    Cons

    There are a few employees who aren't the best to work for. Sometimes supervisors can take their stress out on you if you are they can't handle pressure. No pay as an intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Human Resource Recruiter

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

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

    Pros

    The environment at WMG is unlike anything else in the corporate environment. I directly correlate this to the music industry and feel it is a result of the creative ambiance.

    Cons

    The work becomes redundant and somewhat boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more lively atmosphere and don't sit in your offices like you're a Queen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Search/Ecommerce in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Search/Ecommerce in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun industry & environment. Got to make important people connections, and met interesting performers.

    Cons

    Difficult to affect change. Very conservative management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the place if you're in IT

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

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

    Pros

    New and different industry. Great Burbank office, with wonderful friendly people.

    Cons

    NY office is the the is very weak on leadership, no clue about IT strategy and run by management whom are clueless.
    NY management is set in their way and not open to new ideas, technology.
    There is no accountability, just finger pointing.
    This is indicative of their amazingly high turnover.
    IT Management is never held accountable for the failed, or long running over budget projects. Blame is usually thrown at the small guys working their butts off to make it successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT department Management in NY needs a major shake-up, with out with the old and in with the new that have the experience, and new refreshing ideas.
    Or just let Burbank take care of IT operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It has a really positive working environment.

    Cons

    The opportunities post college can be limited in competitive markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radio & Video in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Radio & Video in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You're exposed to a lot of aspects of the music industry and are given opportunities to sit in on their strategic planning meetings.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, but you do gain a lot of experience in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Music full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office in Burbank.
    Fun to say you work in the music industry, even though it is just like any other office job.

    Cons

    Very weak management, leading to minimal professional development.
    Very unprofessional at every level, leading to a revolving door of turning over.
    They hire finance people to do accounting work, pretending that this is a finance position.
    Men should look else wear, this office is run by women and only women were promoted during my 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate middle management, just because an employee has a long tenure does not mean they should be in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative environment, but not the most organized

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, Some perks (free shows and events at work)

    Cons

    Disorganization, stagnant morale in some departments

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good team, but be prepared to fight tooth and nail for any sort of promotion

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

    I have been working at Warner Music full-time

    Pros

    Great teams and employees, you'll learn a lot - mostly about yourself. Everyone makes loads of effort to make it a nice environment to work and play in.

    Cons

    Having to be a 'Yes' team in an overlooked department takes its toll. Especially when you work so hard to make a difference.

    Neutral Outlook

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