Great coworkers and perks, but terrible management
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2013
Pros: summer fridays, great parties, flexible hours
Cons: new features are recklessly planned just to make managers look good
Depending on where you're at in life, working at NBC can be a great opportunity. There is generally nothing too challenging about building media software since it mostly involves handling meta data and pushing large video files to different vendors. As a result, completing the work can be accomplished quickly while you do more interesting side projects. – more... Fellow engineers generally feel the same way and try to make the working for the technology group a fun and relaxing experience.
Unfortunately the management isn't very good. Most of the directors don't deserve their positions; they only got them because they were really friendly with the VP before the Comcast and NBC merger. They aren't good at managing people and only think about advancing their careers and completely ignore yours. If you don't mind hitting a ceiling, this place is for you. – less
Production Coordinator (Former Employee), New York City and Vancouver – December 6, 2012
Pros: working together for a common goal
Cons: long hours; extend time between jobs
This job listing is a combination of working in independent film industry. I worked in New York City and Vancouver over a 15 year period. Typically working in film and television are 14-16 hour days with constant work in an extremely stressful environment.
Working in the production office you must deal with all types of of situations and be able to – more... improvise many solutions. Typically my co-workers were great people. Since we worked extremely long days we usually succeeded in making the days spent in the office pleasant. – less
Cons: insurance coverage if you are part time or seasonal
Working at Universal is a great feeling as most supervisors and leads take you into consideration all the time whether you are full time, part time or seasonal. There are always opportunities for advancement.
Coordinator, Production Logistics (Current Employee), Stamford, CT – July 14, 2014
I greatly enjoy working for NBC. I had the unique opportunity of working in Stamford, CT and in Sochi, Russia prior to, during and after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. I lived in Sochi, Russia for six months which was truly the experience of a lifetime. I utilized my Russian language skills to build relationships with vendors while in Russia, – more... who proved to be invaluable to our entire operation. – less
A great place to work and meet people in all walks of life.
Superintendent (Former Employee), Hollywood, CA – July 9, 2014
Pros: there were free lunches in the lunchroom with all the actors, directors and producers.
Cons: breaks were whenever i had a free moment, which was rare, but time passed quickly.
Universal Studios was a typical movie and TV workplace that gave me autonomy throughout the property. I was responsible for renovations and new constructions of all executive and office workers building. The education of such a workplace was and experience I will never forget. It included sets from all Universal movies and the inner workings of such – more... as well as some of the older western sets and the way the settlers lived and died. The most enjoyable part of the job was to see how movies were made both on the sets and the sound stages, where most of the scenes were shot. I think the hardest part was taking all of the aura in and remembering how they were put together. – less
Cart Attendant (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – July 7, 2014
The company was about high in fashion. The benefits of working there was not all that great. Although they did have a great way of teaching the employees how to get out there and try there best to make sale, meet new people, and how to bring good customer services.
Cashier/Customer Liaison (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – July 4, 2014
Identified and corrected payment errors Effectively utilized point of sale scanner to eradicate errors Interacted with clients to provide a welcoming atmosphere Accepted payments for services rendered Routinely balanced sales receipts against cash collected
Master Control Operator (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – July 3, 2014
Pros: knowing a lot people counting on you to do your job correctly
Cons: lack of team work
Finding and fixing problems. In this industry you are always learning something The job is all about time management Get along with all co-workers Anticipating problems before they air. Catching said problems and when everything works correctly.