NBCUniversal Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great leadership great coworkers and work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people and countless opportunities if you can navigate the bureaucracy to locate them (in 33 reviews)

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

  • More flexible hours needed for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Happy intern looking to grow with the company post-graduation.

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    Current Intern - Program Planner in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Program Planner in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    NBCUniversal is well-connected, multi-national, extremely relevant, and fosters more internal talent development than any company I've experienced. In my short time, I've had nothing but great things to say about my experience.

    Cons

    Working at a company as large as NBCUniversal can sometimes have its downsides, chief among them the impressively stratified bureaucracy that separates each corporate and building function into separate offices--contacting IT via a phone to get a community printer fixed sometimes seems like a bit much.

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely love how I have been welcomed into the NBCUniversal family as an intern, both by the company and by my team. The internship experience here is second to none in this area and for this industry.

  2. Affiliate Marketing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, salary, access to upper management, knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    approval process from finance department regarding RFPs

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time educating employees about the broadcasting business.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits and there is alot of promotion from within for assistants

    Cons

    very political, corporate environment. Some departments don't get any growth so you could find yourself in a good job but not alot of room to go up past middle management

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  5. Expeditor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBCUniversal

    Pros

    There are lots of great people throughout the campus and you could get great perks working there.

    Cons

    They need to have more training programs for employees.

  6. MOC Technician

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    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Current Freelancer - MOC Technician in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors
    Supportive and team oriented coworkers
    Very good training to prepare me for the job when I started

    Cons

    Scheduling of shifts based on seniority more than effort put into the job

  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401k - Excellent profit sharing plan

    Cons

    Politics - Most jobs have it....either deal with it or succumb

    Advice to Management

    Recognize good workers

  8. Desk Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Washi, Sichuan (China)
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Washi, Sichuan (China)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Opportunity, meet many great people

    Cons

    all politics and crazy hours

  9. Music Services Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The department provides it's interns with hands-on projects and tasks to keep you busy and interested at the same time. Many of these included watching television segments, which was a plus. Great department, absolutely lovely staff. This is a dream job.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work according to deadlines and production schedules. From time to time multiple projects will arrive on your desk at the same time, and they require an equal amount of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Management was nurturing and willing to provide interns with opportunities that other jobs cannot. All employees are included in the NBCUniversal culture, and are afforded all the same perks, including holiday benefits, tours, lectures, and discounts.

  10. Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NBCUniversal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very fast paced, challenges you to think on innovative ways to distribute the company's content with the changing pay-TV market

    Cons

    Politics, it seems that NBC has been in the news way too much lately for the wrong reasons

  11. Great Experience

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at NBCUniversal as an intern

    Pros

    Great office environment, great people, a true work-life balance

    Cons

    It is a huge company that can make you feel lost in the mix of it all but stay focused and driven and you'll be able to navigate through

    Advice to Management

    I think they're doing a good job so far, but remember to always put the employees first and to value them as people even during hectic times of the year.

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