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NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. And with their global reach, they are committed to making a positive impact. This passion is reflected in their core values of improving the communities where their employees, customers and audiences live and work. 

For employees, taking part in the work that NBCU does is a rewarding experience. Members of the NBCU team have access to a tremendous diversity of work in an exciting environment as part of a business that is constantly evolving. NBCU has “an amazing team of people... who always rally to take on a challenge,” says one senior employee. Employees get the chance to work on everything from the Olympics to the Super Bowl to hit shows and blockbuster movies, providing entertainment to millions of viewers.

To learn more about the culture at NBCU and why women love working there, Fairygodboss reached out to five women leaders at NBCU. Here’s their top advice and favorite parts about working at the company.

What’s something you think most people (perhaps even current employees) don’t know about NBCU that you think they should?

This may be a media company, but the pace of innovation in technology here is just as fast as you’d see in other industry-leading tech companies. 

The experiences and challenges offered here are also so vast that it keeps our jobs exciting: from the production of a show, to resolving an issue at a theme park to collaborating to bring a sports tournament to life. The ability to move positions and try new opportunities from this wide assortment across the Company is one of the best parts about being an NBCU employee. And, NBCU not only has a diverse set of businesses and opportunities, but also a diverse set of locations for employees — across the U.S. and even internationally.

What career development opportunities can women job seekers expect at NBCU? 

At NBCU, incredible on-the-job and stretch experiences are always available, and the Company offers multiple paths and varieties of experiences to choose from. There are plenty of opportunities for career growth and education, including multiple online learning platforms to form solid technical baselines and foundations, as well as routine, inclusive nomination cycles for career-advancing development via programs and workshops. Employees also have access to amazing female role models, who form a large network of mentors, along with multiple programs geared toward networking

And, at NBCU, anyone can excel — You can be equally as successful and experience equal growth opportunities and challenges in an individual contributor/expert role as you can in a people-leader role.

Describe 5 employee benefits that positively impact women who work at NBCU.

  1. Flexibility in work schedules and time-off, along with supportive managers and leaders who understand the priority of family and personal responsibilities.

  2. Diverse female role models across the Company, along with strong support groups like Women’s Network and TechWomen.

  3. Great health benefits, including proactive screenings, subsidized child care support, longer and more flexible maternity leaves and mental wellness support.

  4. Boundless opportunities for career growth through roles across multiple, different parts of the industry.

  5. An inclusive culture that’s people- and relationship-driven, no matter who you are.

What do employees say about working at your company?

NBCU is known for their tremendous diversity of work, and the business is constantly emerging, so it’s an exciting environment that constantly brings about more opportunities for growth, both as a leader and as a person. As a result, we feel privileged to work in the Media and Entertainment space, but especially for such an iconic brand as NBCUniversal, which allows us to impact millions of people each day

NBCU also has an amazing team of people who feel like family and always rally to take on a challenge.

What else should women know about pursuing a career at NBCU?

  • If you’re interested in an area, don’t let what you see as “gaps” in your skillset slow you down; if you demonstrate the willingness and potential to grow, that goes a long way. The Company is very supportive of employee growth and mobility across roles and organizations.

  • Creating and sustaining relationships across the organization and staying in touch with the business needs and opportunities allows you to really own your career here.

  • Employees are measured on their abilities, and women can come here expecting equal opportunities and the ability to be themselves. Being a woman is not a topic of conversation here.

  • Be resilient to change, adaptive in your style and approach to relationships and adopt a growth mindset.

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