Entertainment One

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Entertainment One Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    High-quality productions. Truly committed to the success of each and every asset in their expanding catalog.

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    Former Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at Entertainment One as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlike most of their competitors, eOne is growing because they cultivate culturally-relevant productions on realistic budgets, and then maximize each project's revenue potential by remaining committed, flexible and tenacious in their exploitation campaigns. They refuse to turn their backs on titles that fail to catch the public's attention upon initial release. They also leverage their competitive advantage by acquiring high-quality, low-priced IP assets that their conglomerate-media competitors lazily abandon.

    Cons

    Profit margins in film, TV and music IP are among the lowest across all media sectors, and are likely to remain razor thin for a very long time, which means compensation for production talent on each project will remain very modest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get a geophysicist to survey the ground beneath your properties for a vein of gold or an oilfield.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Challenging industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entertainment One

    Pros

    Sales team was great to work with.

    Cons

    Needed more focus on specific goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard changes have been made recently and that is good news for this company

  3.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entertainment One as an intern

    Pros

    Great Staff! Great Learning Experience!

    Cons

    Management was going through changes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work. The US business is very different than the Canadian business and does not offer as much upside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Passionate, smart people that work there. Forward-thinking management trying their best to stay with the changing marketplace that is the entertainment distribution business.

    Cons

    Declining business (physical media distribution) -lack of proper partner relations as staff just tries to hit numbers and keep head above water in a declining business model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good career, great employees, good benifits

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    Former Employee - Vice-President Country  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Vice-President Country in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good folks to work with, international company

    Cons

    would rather not speak about management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none please

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Worst experience ever!

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    Former Employee - Order Coordinator  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Order Coordinator in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many of the entry level staff and staff that work in the warehouse are so kind and hardworking
    The pay is average
    You get discount on the product they distribute

    Cons

    This company has little to no ethics. I was told that I was applying to a office position but they neglected to tell me that position was in their warehouse and that I had to wear steel-toed boots everyday. Additionally I was told in my contract that I would received 10 days vacation but then when I started I was told that I didnt get those vacation days till next next and that they had a vacation block for the rest of the year. My supervisor was also very disrespectful and most supervisors spoke to staff will very little respect. The leadership style is very much into micromanagement and bullying tactics. LAstly, I went to HR several times and they were never able to assist me on issues pretaining to my hiring contract! they always passed me on to management. Lastly, the work conditions were deplorable. The kitchen areas inside the warehouse were unsanitary because the garbage was always overflowing. Inside the washrooms instead of placing the toilet paper in the toilet it is place in a garbage din (uncovered) beside the toilet. I was the worst feeling working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in your hiring practices and then once you get employees treat them with respect and appreciate their hard work. Also, HR: please start assisting in workplace matters since you are the ones that hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity if you are young and inexperienced.
    People are great across all the sites

    Cons

    Compensation is the lowest you will find for a company of this size and global presence
    Executives - boys club, women have to really fight to be heard and be promoted, which is interesting as there are more women than men in the company. This is a company that takes care of their executives despite performance.
    No career path, salary ranges.
    HR has no teeth in this company, they do not appear to have a voice at the table to represent employees concerns. They meet the minimum requirements. They do not even feel comfortable guiding you in issues you may have with an executive or fellow staff. I have never encountered an HR dept that is run this way, very odd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives need to be held accountable for their performances or lack of.
    Bonus structure for staff
    Career Path/advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great company with passionate people

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    Current Employee - Entertainment One  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Entertainment One in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    everyone cares about their job and the brands. those dealing with the day to day are so smart and engaged

    Cons

    poor salary. little recognition of talent and growth. pay disparities between staff on the same level high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow your young talent. they want to stay loyal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management Just wants you to work long hours till projects get done.

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    Former Employee - IT MIS  in  Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT MIS in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Movie passes and reduced prices for distribution items.

    Cons

    Long hours, some management not fit for their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The director of IT in distribution needs to be replaced with someone more knowledgeable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great short-term experience but unfortunately not much incentive for long-term commitment.

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    Former Employee - Royalties Accountant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Royalties Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Toronto/Bloor office is close to the subway.

    - Starbucks and Tim Hortons located in the building lobby. (Toronto/Bloor)

    - Interesting industry and popular content.

    - Great (mostly...) co-workers/immediate supervisor.

    - High-budget annual employee party.

    - Education reimbursement for relevant courses/fields of study.

    Cons

    - Very little mobility for career advancement

    - Salary among identical roles varies greatly within the department.

    - Workload often unevenly distributed.

    - Medical coverage barely supports a family of 4. Adequate (but not great) for a single individual

    - Pension plan is newly instituted and not very generous

    - Lack of integration/co-operation among various departments and systems

    - No annual bonus/profit sharing for the average employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Consider spending more on employee benefits or adding bonuses and scale back the holiday/summer social a bit.

    2. Always hearing about how fantatsic the company has performed or how large the asset library has become is discouraging if no bonus/profit share is given in recognition of a job well done. (See point #1 above)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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