Lionsgate Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
38 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great step in the industry, but maybe need more insight?

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

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very casual environment, gave a lot of effort to get people to understand the innerworkings of a the industry. Many people very interested in getting to talk to the interns and helping them understand. Free screenings!

    Cons

    Unpaid, sometimes had to rely on your own interest to find things to do. Seemingly long hours for an unpaid internship. Some people were very unhelpful in talking to interns - looked down on us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was only visible when they came for big meetings. Maybe have a way to get interns to interact with them? (unless this has changed)

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Lionsgate provides a lot of opportunity to learn and an enormous amount of responsibility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wide variety of knowledge will be learned. Fun company events, adequate vacation, most people are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Very political, not enough compensation for the amount of work and title.

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    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very flexible but it can get pretty routined.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great employee benefits.

    Cons

    Don't get to explore outside of department. Very corporate-feel.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company, poor middle management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate

    Pros

    Winter break, free health, dental, vision, nice size company, company mixers

    Cons

    Analysts who work long hours for show, no work life balance, too many VPs who do not know how to manage, managers who do not get to manage, lower pay, HR that thinks everyone's replaceable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not value the number of hours worked. It doesn't always mean they are working. Put emphasis on work life balance. Pay better to keep good talent

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great and terrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people work for this company. It was a true pleasure working with most of them.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, as the company has grown they have casually thrown away many of the people who helped them get there. I suspect this is just a side effect of a company growing rapidly, but very sad.

    They have treated a lot of people who have given a lot to the company very poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff and give them the opportunities to shine. So many people there are smart and talented and would flourish with the propewr guidance.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience (can vary though)

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

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You have a huge opportunity to learn a lot about the industry just by being in the office. If you have a great boss that will give you a good deal of responsibility, you can contribute and learn a lot. However, if you work in a department that's deals with very sensitive material, expect to learn most from observing--not hands-on experience. The free screenings and free swag are also pretty nice. It helps makes up for not getting paid.

    Cons

    Your personal experience is dependent on the department you work in and your boss. Ask for as much hands-on experience as you can! Internships are completely unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns, and pay your assistants better. I understand that so many people want to work in the business, and you can get away without paying 1/6 of your summer workers (100 interns for 500 employees). But you need your employees to feel valued. Listening to the lower level employees; they have a very negative view of upper management.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Hard work but proud of the company

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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

    Pros

    We have good people who are passionate in their work. We work hard to achieve a common goal to help the company excel. 2012 looks to be a positive year after a few hard years.

    Cons

    We are smaller than the majors so salary will be less than the major studios. Until recently the company was subject to pressure from a large shareholder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people. We have great people across the company who work hard. We definitely should reinvest in them and let them know their hard work does not go unnoticed.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Comfortable environment

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate

    Pros

    Lionsgate is a casual environment and does help you gain knowledge and skills about your department and industry. Pay is okay and benefits are also subpar.

    Cons

    Besides the pay and benefits the only other downside I can think of is interdepartment relations. you dont get to interact with other vp's that often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more outings with current employees and also raise pay. The work environement is alright but would be even better with more sufficient benefits

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Not bad, not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lionsgate

    Pros

    decent benefits package, nice location

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay; huge discrepancy between upper and lower echelon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    foster more company-wide events and interdepartmental exchange; recognize talent and promote it faster from within; allow support staff to share in some of the glamour aspects of the business such as movie premieres etc.

    No opinion of CEO

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