NBCUniversal Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
NBCUniversal Media, LLC is an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned by Comcast and headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. NBCUniversal is primarily involved in the media and entertainment industry. It is named for its most significant divisions, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) – one of the United States' Big Three television networks – and the major Hollywood film studio Universal Pictures. It also has a significant presence in broadcasting through a portfolio of domestic and international properties, including USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, Telemundo, Universal Kids, and the streaming service Peacock. Via its Universal Parks & Resorts division, NBCUniversal is also the third-largest operator of amusement parks in the world.
In November 2017 Gina De Marco, a former NBCUniversal employee in Los Angeles, claimed the media conglomerate failed to fully investigate alleged sexual harassment by her direct supervisor, which created a hostile work environment. Recently INDEPENDENT published that longtime Hollywood executive Ron Meyer left his job at NBC Universal, after what he described as efforts to extort him over an affair he had with a woman. Meyer, who has worked at Universal for 25 years, made the announcement on Tuesday. Last August 6th, LA Times reported that NBC Universal cut ties with NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy amid a broad reorganization of the company’s TV team. The New York media company also announced a new structure for its vast television empire, merging it's broadcast and cable TV programming units. As part of the overhaul, longtime Comcast executive Matt Strauss will lead the direct-to-consumer TV unit, which includes the recently launched Peacock streaming service. Veteran programmer Frances Berwick has received a major promotion that puts her in charge of strategic and business elements of NBC as well as the entertainment cable channels.
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"The leadership team is disgraceful. Allows the pig of a man at the top get away with murder. Multiple people have walked out and paid hush money to cover up managements indiscretions. In this day and age - the fact that female office harassment is alive and well, baffles me."
Current Employee - Exectuve Assistant says"Lowest of the big studios as far as pay goes."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Year One: I had an issue with my white counterparts constantly touching my hair even when I told them not to. When I told my boss (white as well), she said, "oh, they just like it, don't take it personally." When I tried to explain to that same boss that this was a form of racial microaggression, she cut me off mid-sentence to say it wasn't racist and dismissed the conversation. I, also, experienced wage discrimination. They updated my pay but were mad at us for discussing our pay. Year Two: If your supervisor does not like you, then you're screwed. My manager did not like me, and it was evident. She began giving away my projects to other coordinators even though I was working on them. I was planning on an event for a project we were working on, and she took my ideas and gave it to the other coordinator to organize. This was experience I needed to move forward in my career, so it was a slap in the face to have her do that. When I confronted her about it, she said, "oh, you looked busy, so I gave it to her." Yes! I was busy working on the project that I give you updates on every week. When were you going to tell me??? Also, I applied for an internal role and a recruiter broke confidentiality so she could gossip about me to other recruiters who had nothing to do with the role. You're not supposed to talk about internal HR candidates to other HR employees because you never know whose applying. She got promoted the year afterward. Year Three: Year three was the worse, so I'm not going to go into detail. In short, I got a promotion and the worst pay raise I have ever seen. I was sold a job and told I would be busy just to sit at my desk for hours with nothing to do. I am a fast worker so every time they sent me assignments to "keep busy" I'd finished it quickly. Nothing I did contributed to my growth professionally. I would create work for myself and it still was not enough. I honestly wasted my time for that entire year. To make things better, my new team villainized me for having a disability and continuously used micro-aggressions towards me. Overall: NBC is not as great as they make it seem. If you're Black, don't work here. They pay low and do not value you. You will see a white person with less experience and accomplishments surpass you all because of their race. Their benefits suck for the pay they're giving you. They are not as a diverse as they make it seem. If it was not for them acquiring Telemundo, I do not think they would have a lot of POC's at the company."
Former Employee - Director says"Trying very hard to impress, but manager falls short of experience to lead a team. Driven by another employee that seems to gossip all the time."
Former Employee - Sales says"The toxic culture of verbal abuse, harassment, microaggressions, and cronyism that protected a known abuser. HR was completely uninterested and ineffectual in dealing with years of complaints."
Former Employee - Senior Accountant says"This company would not be for only Jurassic Park so all the money goes there. Otherwise they are only hanging on with their classics, worst themed park ever and on small unsuccessful branches. 70/80% of the workforce are contractors. There are 7-10 divisions with alternating LAYOFFS -beware. The people that disappear are ethnics, over 40, and the unattractive. Managers have a field day with contractors - lots of sexual harassment going on but contractors have no rights and are expendable. If you get hired the manager must be a related to upper upper management, best friend or love interest. Welcome to a boys club! Women are paid less 10K in staff jobs and in entertainment the gap is easy $10MM-$15MM. Look at the numbers! Serious sex discrimination going on here."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"When there is an IT issue, either you have to figure it out for yourself or it can take days to have the issue solved if you’re lucky. There is no transparency and lack of work life balance. There is also no structured processes, which I was shocked being that nbc is such a big media company. Also, no room for advancement unless you really know someone."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Too much politics; top heavy; understaffed; Not enough work life balance. o"
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"Where to start hmmm. IT organization is full of politics, back biting and frankly rude people. If you have worked in any decent company, you will squirm every single day. Managers have no idea about technology and mostly this place is run by Contractors/IT Outsourcing companies."
Whipping boy (Former Employee) says"Pretty much all studios are the same though so roll the dice. Poor management, minimal diversity, fear of speaking up, rare promotions, crooked HR. But they’ll tell you they’re fair."
Wendy's Crew Member (Current Employee) says"This place is dirty and does not care about its employees at all. The people have bad attitude. I wouldnt recommends anyone to work there. Its horrible."
Business Analyst (Former Employee) says"The rumors are true; low quality work environment, lack of inclusive community, and dishonest management combine to make this place an unhealthy place to work. That the culture spilled over into headlines recently is only the tip of the iceberg."
Client Services Technician (Former Employee) says"Like all large company where there are employee who been there for 40 years; There is no opportunity to grow. Over worked, poor management guild, lack of communication."
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) says"Working in this facility in deland , fl has turned me totally against nursing and rehab centers COMPLETELY! They are only there for the money! Dirty, cockroaches, bed bugs also found, as well as mold!"
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) says"I work so hard at my job's at NBC Universal and I was still overlook by management. The employees that was there less longer than me were promoted to position they desired. And these employees were of a clear complexion and they did not work as hard as me."
Help Desk Support (Former Employee) says"Don't believe me, go work there and find out for yourself. Management is undependable. The let good people go. Schedule is not consistent and they let good people go"
HGV Driver (Current Employee) says"Got people telling you how to do the job altho they dont even have a driving licence. Only care about profits. Had a knife pulled on me nothing was done poor training as well. Dont do itFree coffees if they decide to order some inEverything"
Head of Sales NBC Television (Former Employee) says"This is one of the worse studio experiences of my career. It is a constant Beat Down with no upside. The people they hire are really great people with experience but they do not keep them. They turnover their teams all of the time. If you chooses to build a career here get a multi-year contract, not a one year contract or you will be gone in one year. I have so many friends that this has happened to that when asked I just tell them to stay away.Its a Job. Pay is at par with the industry. Benefits.No Goals, No Training, Constant Turnover of Managment and Employees annually, Enormous pressure, Not A Fun Place"
Work as Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says"Nbc blames forklift operator all the time issues arise. And they dont hv a benefit as appreciation too forklift operator . And very poor salary. It is something else.YesNo"
Technical Support (Former Employee) says"People were constantly speaking in a negative way about the workplace.....co-workers explicitly told me that they were not going to share information. I feel ageism is a huge problem in the area I worked in. An employee actually told me that they needed to hire younger people in the area I was assigned to. Very unfriendly workplace."
Guest Service Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Don’t work for them !You have to fight for hours. I made a mistake and was escorted out the front gate like a criminal. They allow the Guest to cuss and threaten you.Guest that were niceUnhealthy Environment / mean rude people"
Senior Broadcast Engineer (Former Employee) says"Not a company that cares for talent especially if your in a union. No respect for older seasoned talent. The more they make the less they want to pay!In the heart of ManhattanToo many to list...."
Security Officer (Former Employee) says"Management would not know the truth if it bit them. They pick on petty nonsense while the person next to you commits major policy violations and if he's is their friend or "one of them" they will not even get a slap on the wrist. You can bust your behind thinking you are going to be treated well and you will get a 22 cent raise for your efforts. They make that seem like you are being treated well. Lot's of nepotism. If you are one of them you are golden. If not, hurry up and just get out of there. I would never work there again in any capacity. They have created a culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation.Nothing to speak of.Back Stabbers. Nothing But Lies From The Start. Playing Favorites"
None yet (Former Employee) says"I don’t understand how these companies are able to say bilingual only that is so unfair . That is basically stating they want to hire someone that is Spanish. Yes there are black and white people that may speak soanish but it is rare. These companies are not enforcing English as the first language."
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) says"Very physical, no benefits unless fulltime when the season is high the use you till they brake you and then when the season is low they schedule you once a week."
Comcast (Former Employee) says"THIS PLACE HAS GOT TO BE THE WORST HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT EVERY just a bunch of old women hating and bitter causing trouble amongst the youth who don't realize they are gifted with other god given talents that don;t require them to sit on the plantation called comcastnoneall of them"
Busser (Former Employee) says"overall an okay job, the management could be a bit better, the discounts and benefits we pretty awesome, and the free tickets, maybe they should let us sell our tickets that we earned if we really need extra money"
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) says"Poor Company, no room for advancement. Management only cares about their own compensation and are lazy egomaniacs. No team players, poor training and the company does not invest in their employees."
Recruiter (Former Employee) says"It probably would't be so bad working with the public but being out in the elements was pretty bad. Standing out in the hit when the temperature was close to one hundred degrees to standing out in the pouring rain to get customers into the Preview center.The days go pretty quickThe weather from scorching heat to pouring rain."
Lisa Levitzske says"I, like so many others have purchased forever owned classes that I now have no access too. My understanding from the 1 email I received was that they were going to close for a couple of months and then re-open, I never received any other type of email stating they were closing forever but they still took my monthly subscription money. I only paid a monthly fee so I would be able to choose 3 classes to keep on a quarterly basis, they cheated me out of my last one so I feel ripped-off. I don't think it is fair that we all paid for something that we were supposed to have "owned" but the only way we can view them is to be a subscriber. I only started the subscription when Craftsy was changing to Bluprint and wanted to get more classes to own as they had done but now I feel I'm wasting my money because I don't have a lot of time to view classes and that is why I liked the thought of owning the class so I could go back and watch at my leisure when I had time. I just feel ripped-off because they kept taking my money monthly and never gave any kind of refund or suspended my payments until all of their red tape issues were resolved. More than likely going to cancel my subscription, waiting to see if they are going to return my forever classes first. Very unhappy with their deceitfulness to their customers."
Jane-Clare Bliss says"Terrible, took over an amazing site only to ruin it then pawn it off to another global conglomerate. I hope I never have to deal with Bluprint ever again."
Ms. RDA says"I purchased several classes from the "original Craftsy" site. After Craftsy became "Bluprint" and now Bluprint is back to a new Craftsy site, my classes which I already purchased for my "forever" use are no longer available, nor can I receive copies of my Purchased Classes for my use. The new Craftsy will now require additional monthly fees from me to possibly view classes I have already purchased a few years ago. I will now need to pay an ongoing monthly fee just to view classes for which I already paid in full. I want my legally purchased classes. I will not continue to pay repeatedly for something already purchased. Something needs to be done. I think a legal consultation is definitely necessary here."
Cindy Colby says"I loved Craftsy/Bluprint prior to May. Previously, their customer service was outstanding as was their product. Now, communication has been poor at best. There is no response from customer service, no response to inquires about saving my own forever classes(104 of them!!) Today's email was not encouraging. I have saved as much as I can but it sounds like will loose all of the video demonstrations. Very disappointed!"
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