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NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 513 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke

Stephen B. Burke

(181 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    [Almost] Universal praise...

    Head of Department (Former Employee) London, England

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

    ConsStill 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Commercial Operations Intern (Former Employee) London, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in promising commercial talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience working for a global brand.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

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

    ConsSome of the tasks could be streamlined for better efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging and rewarding

    Finance Intern (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsStrong team
    Fun atmosphere
    Great managers
    Good perks

    ConsNot much support
    Not much responsibility

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more responsibilty

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people but too many menial tasks

    PR Intern (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsDecent 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.

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

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

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    Good global company

    Business Manager (Current Employee) 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 Senior Management-NBC universal is a great global company yet has opportunities to improve communications, simplified processes and talent development in an open and encouraging environment.

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

    Director (Current Employee) London, England

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

    ConsBureaucracy. 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 Senior ManagementStrategy 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was a great place to work. I had an internship at NBC and my supervisors were really helpful in preparing me to get a job after the internship was over.

    ConsThere weren't really any cons other than that I didn't get the actual job. However, that was because they were on a hiring freeze.

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    Challenging

    Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGood Training, Hands-on, Fun Environment, Friendly

    ConsLack of promotion, lack of raises,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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