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Review from Intern (Los Angeles)

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

I worked at Lionsgate part-time for less than a year

Pros

+Very friendly and considerate managers. All about giving advice and helping interns understand the business---including scripted, unscripted, and finance.
+A good size of interns (around 12) so you have a community as well.
+Company is really gaining momentum after 'Hunger Games' great time to enter the company.

Cons

+Interns are unpaid, though this is true at many companies.
+Can be intense, though this is Hollywood.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great benefits, great people - advancement can be slow at the lower level

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

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great access and interaction with executives. Very open atmosphere and if you have a good (non-cynaca)l attitude you'll be respected by your co-workers. Management is approachable (company Pres makes point to mingle with assistants at company outings) and cares about employees, and huge egos are not as widely tolerated as compared to other studios. Great stock option programs, 401k, and excellent communication with HR.

    Cons

    Advancement (especially from an assistant level) can be slow, and salaries at the entry level are slightly below that of the industry standard; however, generous bonuses end up balancing it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely fat to trim at LGC - many mid-level managers promoted from assistant level lack true 'industry' experience, which slows progress in many departments (i.e. many production execs have never set foot on a set and have difficulty understanding line-items on budgets they approve). Questionable personnel kept on/added through M&A deals that don't aid the company's progress and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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