Warner Music Reviews

Updated 13 October 2014
Updated 13 October 2014
90 Reviews
3.3
90 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.  

    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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    • 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
  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 (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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Marketing in London, England
    Former Employee - International Marketing in London, England

    I worked at Warner Music as an intern (less than an 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.  

    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
  8.  

    Human Resource Recruiter

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    • 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
  9.  

    Not the place if you're in IT

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  11.  

    Summer Intern

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    • 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

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