Lionsgate Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. lionsgate

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    Pros

    smaller studio, more agile, growing

    Cons

    very old-school Hollywood structure, very top-down management style, level of talent is pretty low overall due to low salaries

  2. well known company on your resume

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    well known company, free screenings for employees, bagel fridays once a month, very casual attire, very young employee population so it feels fresh, stock is awarded to employees

    Cons

    pay is awful, there's no formal way to submit complaints, lazy and stupid coworkers make more for doing less, supervisors play favorites, executives don't care about the rank and file, company plays favorites and only invites select people to attend premieres, old office building, no holiday bonus, only one or two female executives, no minority executives

    Advice to Management

    double everyone's salaries director and down, invite everyone to premieres, stop keeping overpaid and unqualified employees just because they're nice, hire more diverse leadership

  3. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to learn, or get access to executive management that you would likely never access to at a large studio

    Cons

    The culture is absolutly awful. Overinflated titles and egos. B-level talent managment tends to hire c-level talent subordiantes in an effort to make themselves seem intellegent.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone. Start from scratch.

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  5. Lots of "Indians" and not enough "Chiefs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard-working people. Does not have the feel of a large studio.

    Cons

    There were a lot of underperformers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people who are familiar with the business segment they work in.

  6. Inflated titles in finance and accounting

    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Public company that is growing by acquisition.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, need to cut fat in acctg and tax

    Advice to Management

    Hire new CAO

  7. Politics and No communication

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful location. If you get in a good department with good people you will enjoy yourself for a while.

    Cons

    Capitalism at it's finest. Upper management doesn't care about anything but themselves. They are constantly giving each other praises and bonuses while pay raises and promotions take years to get through the pipeline

    Advice to Management

    Stop greasing your pockets and make a good movie and share the wealth. You aren't really worth 66 assistant's salaries.

  8. A stepping-stone company...not a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience at Lionsgate.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity to grow and the longer you work, the less you are rewarded and the more you are pigeon-holed in to your duties.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to mention in a short review...

  9. Helpful (2)

    Learn as much as you can and move on to other places that value you and pay you well.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lionsgate is a good place to start and learn the business. You get hands on experience with many facets of the business. Depending on department, you can modify your work hours and you can work from home if you're trusted by your supervisor. You can make good connections for your career. It looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Upper management has no respect for people under them. Pay is really lousy and by now about 50% below what everybody pays. Promotions and advancement is based on who you know and not how you work. The whole management of the company is complete chaos to hide people with VP titles that produce absolutely nothing. Nepotism is live and well here. Positions that become vacant are not replaced and instead the work load is distributed among people in the same department or to other departments. HR is completely inefficient and enlarges only their own department. People usually move on to other studios after 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Clean your house of all the "dead wood" in your organization and maybe your stock will gain some power. Hire a consulting company and FOLLOW their recommendations. Hire competent managers who know how to lead and not your friends or the friends of your cousin's dog walker.

  10. Depends on who you work for but in general - there are other studios where assts are more valued

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company making big movies - lots of advantage to have an impact if you work in Prod, Dev, or Acquisitions

    Cons

    Depends on who you work for but assistants are expected to go above and beyond what they are compensated to do and not promoted accordingly via title change or financial incentive

    Advice to Management

    Compensate Assistants at a level consistent with what other studios pay their employees - LG has a reputation for paying 15-20% below the rest of the industry which is unfortunate.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Get in, get experience, then get out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionsgate

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are great about hiring peope right out of school.

    Cons

    The pay is bad. HR is probably the most ineffective and overstaffed dept.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to inspire loyalty or a improve company morale, you need to increase the pay for all of the support staff and everyone with a title of Manager and below.

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