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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
590 Reviews
3.9
590 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 33 reviews)

  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours that is dictated by show schedules (in 28 reviews)

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    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.  

    Could be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Pros

    - great location / offices
    - good benefits
    - good group of people

    Cons

    - bad management
    - lack of team work and communication
    - no retention of talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people working for you, who believe in the company, try to keep these people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Intern in London, England
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Intern in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor (more than an year)

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    [Almost] Universal praise...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Department in London, England
    Former Employee - Head of Department in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  6.  

    Good experience working for a global brand.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal as a contractor

    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
  7.  

    Challenging and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in London, England

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    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
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    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
  9.  

    Good people but too many menial tasks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PR Intern in London, England
    Former Employee - PR Intern in London, England

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    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
  10.  

    Good global company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    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
  11.  

    Respected company with it's pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    -big company
    -strong brand on CV
    -diverse business portfolio
    -access to career oppty at GE

    Cons

    -Too much politics and power play, some managers can change the work environment in a negative way. Top management only cares about how they can deliver, there needs to be a balance to develop mid managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Improve managers' leadership and managerial skills

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