Entertainment Partners Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. A lot of work but it's stimulating and challenging and can be fun!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Above the comp and benefits, I work for an amazing executive who recognizes the challenges of being a working parent.

    Cons

    Too much gossip and jumping to conclusions that affect the perception of people and subsequently their livelihood.

    Be honest and truthful to people, they will appreciate it so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go and trust more. Too many levels of management. Tell the employees you value that you care about them. When you don't, they leave. Such an easy win win for all!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great Family Culture, Wonderful People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is strong family culture. While people all work hard towards increasing the company value, they still maintain good work-life balance. Having the flexibility to be able to telecommute is also great. The company encourages employees to get training on new skills in order to do their jobs better. Managers often recognize people who exhibit exceptional performance, and promotion within the company happens annually, so there is great opportunity for career advancement. Benefit is also decent. Despite increasing health care costs, the company still manages to fully provide health insurance to the employees and their dependents.

    Cons

    The software projects are not very exciting. The pay is also not attractive. Perhaps those are the reason why the company has a hard time finding really talented local people to join the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Laid off 20 % of IT staff. CFO quit suddenly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people do work at the company. There are some people who have worked there for a long time. Some of those people were laid off. Health coverage is paid but that is changing.

    Cons

    The management at this company is awful from top to bottom. This company is very top heavy and has the management structure of a 9000 person company not 900. Politics follow the excessive management who provide very little actual value. Instead while they are not in meetings they are having turf battles. The CFO suddenly quit after 2 years right when projects were being green lit. Then the next week 20% of the IT staff were let go. The new IT management come from private equity. The new management seem to care nothing for employees and sees them as replaceable. They let go of H1 visa holders and immediately dropped them from the payroll. The management actually tried to redefine the layoff and say that it was not a layoff because the company is in good financial standing. The is how little they think of their employees. They actually tried to redefine their actions. By all appearances the company seems to be in a death spiral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost all credibility with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Mar 24, 2015HR

    We are in the midst of an organizational realignment journey and change is difficult. To maintain our leadership role we must have the right people in the right roles to deliver the right results ... More

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  5. 8 people found this helpful

    Dazed and confused

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get fat on all the unhealthy food. ESOP could make you rich, if the company does well and isnt sold. Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Average benefits. Very expensive PPO. Horrible parking. No matching 401k. Overall compensation lacking. They spin everything to make mgmt look good, when in fact they are clueless. Why are products years late and way over budget and yet mgmt still has jobs? Security is a joke and anyone can walk in off the streets and steal whatever they wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making everything seem like a "new" idea (everyone knows its BS!) and fix the underlying problems Fire people who do not deliver, and promote those who challenge (in a good way) the status quo. Grow up, or the industry will go elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 10 people found this helpful

    Good Company with Bad Leadership from CEO and down.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A company with a family vibe, that has been consistently run from an operations perspective. EP is the market leader in entertainment payroll. The company allows for flexible hours, depending on the department that you are working in.

    Cons

    The CEO and his leadership are definitely out of touch with the bread and butter operations of the company. EP has changed its internal mindset and initiatives almost on a yearly basis, due to the CEO's lack of leadership. Friends and Family of the CEO are placed into better situations, and if they can't get the job done, other consultants are hired to help them through the process.

    Newly hired executives and promoted management does not seem to care for the existing workforce and seem to be leaning towards more outsourcing which has yet to deliver a solid product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop promoting their friends and yes men and rather look at the people that challenge others and try to help the company for the better. Employees should be empowered to complete their projects without upper and middle management either meddling in their work or taking credit for it all when something goes right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Feb 4, 2015HR

    Your response is appreciated. The Pros you stated are what makes EP a leader in the industry. We are encouraged that you see many of the positive aspects of working at EP. The Cons you stated ... More

  7. Good Company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    leadership, compensation, company values, promotions, friendly

    Cons

    there are few performance issues challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good for short time - paid the bills!

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    Former Employee - Background in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Background in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Entertainment Partners part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible in that you determine what days you're available
    Pays well for a part time job
    Very little responsibility other than just showing up on time

    Cons

    Not always steady work
    Hours can be long, and you may be working on completely different sides of the city from day to day
    A bunch of sitting around, so you really start to feel like you're not doing anything with life

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good work place

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

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Today is our company-wide potluck day to celebrate National ESOP month. It is awesome! . It's a great way to meet other people in other departments while having fun. Besides today's festivities, we are also a 100% employee-owned company and have medical benefits paid for 100%. Great family feel, we all watch out for each other, and we have lots of dedication to make EP an awesome company to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of steps to get a simple task done but processes are changing for the better. Parking is a drag. Sometimes we are too much like a family and forget this is a place of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be united like the Three Musketeers - all for one and one for all. Also too much hiring of new management. Promote from within more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Effectively run company. Prompt service and no problems whatsoever.

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Effectively run company. Prompt service and no problems whatsoever.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  11. Worked as a Stand In and as an extra on multiple television and film projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was consistently on time and customer service was friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Day work only, no job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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