Leopard Films USA Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Assistant to Controller

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Controller in Woodside, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant to Controller in Woodside, NC

    I worked at Leopard Films USA (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was great working in the entertainment industry. The corporate office in NY was a great learning experience and kept me up to par with my experience

    Cons

    It was only PT temp and would like to go further in my career and have more hours.


  2. Offer health benefits!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leopard Films USA full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Produces one of the top rated shows and it never goes on hiatus, so you are working all year
    - Opportunities to go on shoots
    - Learn a lot since it a smaller company
    - Co-workers are like family
    - Paid federal holidays
    - Easy 9-5 work week (almost unheard of when working in television)

    Cons

    - Pay is very low for the amount of work you do
    - Easily burnt out
    - Work is very monotonous and boring at times
    - A lot of micro-managing, management doesn't trust employees to make decisions
    - No health benefits ( company keeps everyone as a contracted employee even though you work throughout the year in order to keep from paying benefits)
    -No room for growth or career advancement
    -Office politics (favored employees are allowed to take paid time off and better career opportunities)
    - Departments are segregated (makes for awkward office parties), i.e. post only hangs out with post, producers only hang out with producers, etc.
    -Lack of diversity (not many people of color working in the office - especially in the higher management positions)
    -High turn over rate
    - Weird cult like attitude (if you leave the company, the people you worked with act like you betrayed them and stop talking to you because you left)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees well, trust them, offer benefits, appreciate them!


  3. A rare opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Television Post Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Television Post Production in New York, NY

    I have been working at Leopard Films USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable, on-going work on a hit show, without hiatuses, with great people, including my boss, in a relaxed environment. The hours are not long and it's a short walk to Port Authority Bus Terminal in mid town Manhattan so I don't need to take the subway, saving me money. I like the show I work on, and I love the work I do.

    Cons

    Pay rates are below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rates to help attract and retain the best talent.


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  5. Low pay, promises things they can't provide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leopard Films USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Long term, lots of shows in production

    Cons

    Low pay, management gives promises of work changes and promotions to hold talent for longer, then back off at the last minute

    Advice to Management

    Stick by your word if you want to keep talent


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leopard Films USA

    Pros

    -Production Managers are generally laid back and flexible about hours, etc as long as you do your work
    - A young, fun group of people.

    Cons

    -Like many TV production companies, there is a culture of favoritism to some employees in terms of salary, time off and opportunities for development--relationships with the right people are rewarded more than merit.
    -Most shows aren't that interesting and are highly formulaic, therefore it can get a bit boring after a while. Try and hop around from series to series if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a more competitive salary. Many of the other NY production companies pay way more than Leopard Films and as a result, turnover is high at Leopard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    They take care of the people they like

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    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Leopard Films USA as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Steady flow of shows in production.

    Cons

    If you aren't a butt-kisser you won't be noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Look everywhere in your organization for talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Leopard Films USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun entrance into the reality television industry

    Cons

    None, I am glad to have worked here

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Leopard Films USA - opportunities abound

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

    I worked at Leopard Films USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a fantastic launching pad for anyone who loves producing reality programming. Since the NY staff is small, each employee has a chance to be very involved in all productions from casting, producing, research.

    Cons

    Potential employees should be prepared to work hard for their talents to be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication with staff members at all times. The production personnel has the best intel on what's working or not on each production.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Production
    Former Employee - Production

    I worked at Leopard Films USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of the shows you get to work on are cool, working with some of the people can be fun

    Cons

    No benefits, all contracted work, they have little respect for their workers, half of the time no one knows what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if they were more organized things would get done better and workers would be happier, hiring more competent people in management positions would be beneficial as well



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