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Lionsgate Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
47 Reviews
3.3
47 Reviews
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Lionsgate Co-Chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer
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  1.  

    Definitely A "Get Your Foot Through the Door" Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cool perks (like their rideshare system, where you get free movie tickets if you carpool with coworkers to work). Very casual environment. Everyone is super friendly and the company promotes a social environment. There are also unlimited sick days and you get winter break in December.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible in relationship to the amount of work that they expect you to do. They don't often (if ever) promote within and climbing up is a long ways to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your staff and push to move them up the ladder if you want the company to succeed. Constantly letting people go or not fighting for them to stay will only endanger the company towards an unstable work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great hiring process, horrible pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was brought on by a really nice guy who helped me get in the door after interviewing at a million places. I got the offer within 3 weeks of going through the interview process and was ecstatic. Benefits start after 30 days which are great! OH and let me tell you the freebies you get are quite cool.

    Cons

    This is the sad part, compensation is lacking 15k under market value and you literally get thrown into the fire with all the work you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY us what we deserve for the work we do. It's really poor of management to rack in the big bucks while everyone below suffers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -A very relaxed, friendly company that is trying to gear it's company culture towards the youth.
    -Paid Healthplan, you pay virtually nothing except copay for medical insurance
    -Lots of paid vacation days and half days throughout the year
    -Company facilitates career change within the company
    -HR department is amazing. Very responsive and works hard with the little resources they have.

    Cons

    -Salary levels are about 10K-20K under market value
    -High turnover rate of entry level due to low pay and stubborn senior management
    -Lack of management or process innovation
    -Bad communication and technology integration
    -There use to be more perks, but as the company grows so do the events and perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more and implement better processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Get in, get your title, and then get out...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to get your feet wet. No one actually wants a career at Lionsgate. Some friendly co-workers who aren't ego-driven. Great place to move up the ranks with a heightened job title but good luck knowing anything about that job at another studio.

    Cons

    Long hours, after a Summit Entertainment merge the HR still can't figure out how to create a better office environment with employees satisfaction. Minimal pay, long hours, heightened titles with no knowledge of actual job performance. Office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cleaning house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern (less than an 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very flexible but it can get pretty routined.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lionsgate as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great employee benefits.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great and terrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience (can vary though)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern (less than an 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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