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
Operations (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – November 25, 2014
An opaque employer that asks for far more than they give back. All of the good employees are being driven away by the corporate policies put in place. This is the Wal Mart of the entertainment industry.
Broadcast Operations Coordinator (Current Employee), New York, NY – November 13, 2014
Pros: planned special events catering
Cons: short breaks, no career advancement
My typical day was to prioritize/manage the VP's schedule, edit/approve payroll. I've learned how to effectively create a 9-day work week schedule for 20+ engineers My co-workers were a great group, respectful, fun The hardest part of my job was receiving blame for something that didn't involve me The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with – more... the engineers – less
Everybody is friendly and caring. Also, great perks with working for the company.
Survey Research Recruiter (Current Employee), Orlando, FL – November 7, 2014
Management is amazing and caring. Everyday my department has candy and/or food for the team members. They always try to motivate you to do your best and are encouraging. They rotate team members in and out of sun and shade so you don't die in the heat. Best company I have ever worked for.
Sales, cashier (Current Employee), Orlando, FL – November 6, 2014
Pros: free lunches, entry to the park, discounts and acess to special events
Cons: short breaks
I meet hundreds of people every time I work and it's people from all around the world. Some people speak English, some don't at all and you have to adapt and try to understand what they want as best as you can. I have learned to be patient with people because not everyone is nice and how to mange my time effectively because it's a fast paced work environment. – more... My co-workers and I work together like a well-oiled machine; we are trained to work together, also independently and how to adapt to different situations. In my opinion, working with all types of people is most enjoyable and hardest part of my job. – less
Intern Studio Assistant (Former Employee), Stamford, CT – November 5, 2014
A typical day consisted of getting wardrobe for the guests and making sure they were comfortable for their appearance. Doing runs was also a big part of my job, whether it was to a clothing store or to the office. I learned what it is like to work in a high pressure environment. My co-workers were great and everyone was willing to help each other. The – more... hardest part of the job was probably right before show time because that is when everyone was in a rush to make last minute changes. – less
Senior Business Analyst, I (Current Employee), Universal City, CA 91608 – November 2, 2014
Since the years that NBCUniversal was formed under General Electric, the company has been very focused on achieving results using the "First Time Right" model. It serves NBCUniversal well that many of their current processes were developed under GE's leadership, giving NBCU a more disciplined approach to issues than many of our competitors. Although – more... the company is part of the Entertainment Industry, it shares parts of its outlook with the Six Sigma-driven mentality of the Aerospace Industry.
Management is good at NBCUniversal, but often the hardest part of the job is dealing with friction between businesses to attain an outcome.
As far as co-workers go, the rank-and-file personnel of NBCUniversal are the best you'll find. Friendly, outgoing, willing to pitch in and share knowledge, they are the heart and soul of what makes NBCUniversal a great company to work for. – less
This job was instrumental in my learning process of people interaction.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 26, 2014
Pros: center of tourism provided good insight about the world outside of the us
Cons: hours were subject to the needs of the business.
My typical day of work consisted of talking to tourists and natives of New York. I conducted register transactions, upsold merchandise and provided information about NBC Tours and tourism destinations. I learned how to ask open ended questions which allowed me to become more comfortable with myself approaching people I didn't know and have a no pressure – more... conversation with them. I also learned that in a corporate environment being professional goes a very long way in every action taken on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job was selling things people didn't want to buy. The most enjoyable part was that I had a lot of fun working there joking with people from all over the world. – less
Park Attendant (Former Employee), North Hollywood, CA – October 26, 2014
A usual day started with cleaning the park, making sure things were tidy, making sure that any extra duties assigned were completed as soon as possible. I learned to be successful, and to work in a very fast paced environment. The co-workers and management team were wonderful. I enjoyed the job overall!