Entertainment One
3.3 of 5 10 reviews
www.entertainmentonegroup.com Brampton, Canada

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Darren Throop

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    High-quality productions. Truly committed to the success of each and every asset in their expanding catalog.

    Producer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsUnlike 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGreat Staff! Great Learning Experience!

    ConsManagement was going through changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Port Washington, NY

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

    ConsDeclining 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good career, great employees, good benifits

    Vice-President Country (Former Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsGood folks to work with, international company

    Conswould rather not speak about management

    Advice to Senior Managementnone please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company with passionate people

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementgrow your young talent. they want to stay loyal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    ProsMovie passes and reduced prices for distribution items.

    ConsLong hours, some management not fit for their positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe director of IT in distribution needs to be replaced with someone more knowledgeable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    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 Senior Management1. 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)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All depends on who your boss is...

    Sales Support Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsFairly laid back atmosphere, SOME perks and freebies given out to employees. Fairly good medical benefits (100% Medical / 80% Dental)

    ConsCancelled the "Holiday" Party 4 years in a row. Brampton office has become the ugly step child to the nice big glass building downtown. Hopeless supervisors. Literally an atmosphere that anyone is replaceable (even if the replacement isn't at the same level.) Boys club culture at the top...

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate your supervisors abilities and TRY and pay attention to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place, great people. Good work life balance.

    ConsNot enough opportunities for career advancement is tough.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brampton, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlashy clients and bragging rights is the main reason. You're working with Tier 1 studios on a daily basis and the opportunity for networking is fantastic. There are some perks that are home-entertainment related like screening passes for popular movies that are ready for release and DVD screeners. Once product is released, you can get most home-entertainment products at Entertainment One's cost (directly purchase from your employer) which is cheaper than retail in most cases. Co-workers are very pleasant and you can easily create friendships that are long-lasting and true, beyond the mundane co-worker banter. It's an exciting industry to be in, very lax and you meet some incredibly talented people.

    ConsIn my particular case, the one downside was working for a completely unqualified manager. There was no academic or experience background to reflect on the position this person held. Constant managerial goofs were made and unfortunately it was up to the employee to step up and say something, creating an unusually awkward situation. The signs of cutting corners are evident. I recall stepping into the warehouse and 90% of the employees could not speak English making communication excessively difficult, especially if there is a burning issue that needs to be resolved in a timely manner. Salaries were on the low sides, but that may also depend on the department you work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHeavily guarded secrets make their way around the workplace by trusting people you shouldn't trust. As soon as there's something remotely juicy (and there are plenty of remotely juicy details without scratching the surface) people run with them, be it truth or not.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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