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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
544 Reviews

3.8
544 Reviews
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NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 29 reviews)

  • Fun people, great environment, very relaxing and good work-life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 23 reviews)

  • They speak about a work life balance, but there is none (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work but sometimes too big for its own good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting and easy-going environment. Friendly co-workers. Rapidly changing.

    Cons

    Feels too monolithic and corporate for a media company at times. Few chances of progression in my department (IT).

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, fun work, good culture, poor personal development.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Intern in London, England

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, fun, diverse people, great perks

    Cons

    Poor training facilities and personal development, little space for growing a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in promising commercial talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    [Almost] Universal praise...

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    Former Employee - Head of Department  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Head of Department in London, England

    Pros

    World's Largest Media Organisation
    Passionate and positive people and culture
    Amazing content
    Global footprint and opportunities
    Incredibly ambitious plans for the future

    Cons

    Still on a journey in bringing all the divisions of the business together
    Comes with some of the frustrations of big corporate business in terms of process, speed etc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience working for a global brand.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Great offices in a central location. Hard-working, motivated and friendly team. Good perks.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks could be streamlined for better efficiency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in London, England

    Pros

    Strong team
    Fun atmosphere
    Great managers
    Good perks

    Cons

    Not much support
    Not much responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibilty

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Exciting to work for such a big company in the entertainment industry. Free coffee, tea and fruit is definitely a plus. Great location.

    Cons

    Doesn't have much connection/communication to Domestic so work opportunities don't exactly cross those borders, which is a disappointment. Not much else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aid in post internship career development for those who committed so much free time to the company. Update Microsoft software.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people but too many menial tasks

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    Former Employee - PR Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - PR Intern in London, England

    Pros

    Decent tasks. Nice people. I only worked there for two months, so it's hard for me to give a good assesment; but I consider my experience to be positive overall.

    Cons

    Occasional "busy work". Ambiguous expectations from managers. Again, I was only there for two months so my assessment is pretty surface-level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more frequent and higher quality feedback to employees. Try to eliminate "busy work". Continue allowing company previews of Universal movie releases.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good global company

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England

    Pros

    -The comapny has great brand name and you shall feel proud to work here
    -Diverse portfolio
    -Interesting business
    -Hard working people

    Cons

    -The comapny needs to streamline communications and processes
    -The comapny needs to value more mid level managers and leadership pipelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -NBC universal is a great global company yet has opportunities to improve communications, simplified processes and talent development in an open and encouraging environment.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good product, (mostly) decent people, but too much bureaucracy and a failure to back up strategy with money

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    Current Employee - Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    Pros

    All the Big Company benefits (crawl into the womb)
    Global business with lots of opportunities
    You're working for a company with a great product

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. It takes months to get anything done.
    Yet meanwhile, much of the internal process is shambolic. Finance and HR functions are resource-starved and hence slow and sloppy. I have several colleagues whose Visa applications were 'lost' or otherwise wrecked by HR. And I was amused to be told I'd spent $500k on personal train tickets in one month...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy needs to be aligned with Finance. Telling people that XXX is a key growth business and then cutting 20% from the budget is a waste of everyone's time. Put your money where your mouth is or stop pretending.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Amazing career opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great management from Senior Leaders and Co-workers

    Cons

    Higher Compensation and trainings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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