Sr. Financial Accountant (Contract) (Current Employee), Woodland Hills, CA – June 29, 2015
Pros: Free Lunches, flexible schedules, good culture
Cons: hard to advance in career, no training for contract employee, lots of free music goodies
I worked at this company as a contract employee. I really enjoyed working there, unfortunately, I had a mixed experience with the management since I worked in different areas, some of them good some of them bad.
The compensation is great, they are very flexible with the schedules and most people are really friendly and seem to get along well.
The company is outsourcing most of the accounting/finance mid level jobs to India so many lay off in 2015
Production Engineer (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2015
Pros: marginally compensated
Cons: predatory atmosphere
I was a music producer and received a publishing deal from UMG, I had very little contact with any UMG employees. They seemed generally disinterested in listening to demos, unenthusiastic about music production. Their main focus, understandably is selling music. I am thankful for my opportunity to work as a professional musician for a time, but I cannot say I would recommend working for this company.
Flexible Work Environment in a Fascinating Industry
Manager of Category Management (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MN – May 13, 2015
Pros: Great work and life balance
Cons: Limited advancement opportunities
Working in music is very exciting and Universal Music Group is the global leader in recorded music sales. The flexibility of this job is great and the unique opportunities to work with amazing artists is unparalleled.
Radio Promotions Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NY – April 26, 2015
Pros: See Celebs, Concert Perks
Cons: Growth is a question
It has a lot of great perks. Growth on the other is always a question mark, but the music industry is about making connections so it's extra work on your part to be successful (at least thats what I'm learning).
Overall.... My review of this workplace is positive
Recording engineer (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CA – February 23, 2015
Pros: clean environment, professional atmosphere.
Cons: as far as cons go, there were none that were worth mentioning.
At Universal Rondor, a typical day at work could start at anytime based on the needs of the producer's and songwriters.I would check to make sure that the recording booth was in order. Then,based on the taste and needs stipulated by the producer, i would set up the appropriate microphone(s),preamps,etc.This would be followed by a quick policing of the rest of the room to make sure that it was clean and comfortable for the client. I would then open up a protools template, talk with the Producer and songwriter about their vision for the material and get to work. I learned how to adjust quickly to – more... a fast paced environment because often there would be multiple songwriters in succession. each time they might be doing totally different kinds of music and have different needs. The management for the most part stayed out of the way. They were seldom seen unless there was a need for something that wasn't readily available.(e.g. a special mike or other equipment). I didn't really interact with other engineers that much. Each room was it's own little island. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the different personalities of different songwriters. It didn't really bother me though. That is to be expected. The most enjoyable part of the job was hopefully having a good day making your clients happy and being around good music and good sound. – less
Executive Director/Director Royalty Acct Group (Former Employee), Woodland Hills, CA – January 9, 2015
The department is filled with incredibly nice people. The benefits are great with this company. The management is friendly and available at all time; an open door policy. The management is knowledgeable and will to train and teach when needed.
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee), San Jose CR – December 19, 2014
Fianancial Analyst for >Latam, transition of the FCOE team from Tampa Florida to CSS, balance sheet, recon, gl recon, afs securizations, reports for management and audit, finance and risk analyst, eDCFC, RCSA Audit test
The entertainment industry is a great place to work within.
Senior Project Manager - Digital Asset Management (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 25, 2014
Pros: free music! vacations encouraged. non-adherance to traditional business attire.
Music is a part of every human's life whether published or just made for on person's ears. UMG is the largest music distribution company in the world. The enormous operation to present music to consumer spans continents. The management level, the top grade life benefits and the teamwork of the various internal and external networks make UMG a desirable company to be associated with.