Warner Music Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
87 Reviews
3.3
87 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice employees with many different interests which develop a unique work environment (in 9 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 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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    Entertainment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Music

    Pros

    International, music industry, streaming priority

    Cons

    I don t find any cons

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great passionate colleagues but leadership detached from real issues

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    Former Employee - Digital Distribution
    Former Employee - Digital Distribution

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

    Pros

    Really good colleagues, exciting developments in digital content distribution, great artists and great nights out

    Cons

    weak US driven leadership, low salaries, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower local and international teams, US based leadership not adopting change fast enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK for some, wrong for me

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Music

    Pros

    Reasonably relaxed environment, arts based company, nice colleagues, good pay (with market matching), reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Long standard hours of business, unable to work from home, uk office is in a poor location - difficult to balance family commitments with working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Suggest some shift working patterns - e.g. 8.30 to 5 and a 9.30 to 6 pattern.

    Look at remote access options.

  6.  

    The most rewarding internship I've ever had

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    Former Employee - International Marketing  in  London, England
    Former Employee - International Marketing in London, England

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really connected with everyone, was able to be extremely hands on, learned an incredible amount, very supportive work environment, really became a part of the family

    Cons

    No jobs available, employers were not extremely helpful when it came to helping find a new opportunity, going through a ton of changes at the moment and instability causes tension

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive.

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    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern for less than a 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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    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 for less than a 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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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Music full-time for 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
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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disorganization, stagnant morale in some departments

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    Spring Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gave me invaluable background in performing arts business; taught me how to navigate a large corporate setting; allowed me freedom to develop my skills; free CDs and concerts sometimes

    Cons

    Recorded music as an industry is majorly restructuring so it was clear it wasn't a place where I was going to get a job for what I wanted to do. My managers were a bit petty and unprofessional at times, I think because they were stressed about their job stability. In general didn't seem to be a future-oriented place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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