Lionsgate Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
44 Reviews
3.7
44 Reviews
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Lionsgate Co-Chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer
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  1.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Filled with energetic, easy to work with people
    - Laidback culture
    - Great lunch and learns for interns to get to see big Lionsgate execs give talks
    - Great food trucks in the immediate area

    Cons

    - Could be better at facilitating friendships among workers from other departments
    - Restaurant in the office is too expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have a whole lot of advice to give the management, honestly. As far as I could tell, getting in touch with management isn't difficult, as the company isn't very big, which is a great thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -A very relaxed, friendly company that is trying to gear it's company culture towards the youth.
    -Paid Healthplan, you pay virtually nothing except copay for medical insurance
    -Lots of paid vacation days and half days throughout the year
    -Company facilitates career change within the company
    -HR department is amazing. Very responsive and works hard with the little resources they have.

    Cons

    -Salary levels are about 10K-20K under market value
    -High turnover rate of entry level due to low pay and stubborn senior management
    -Lack of management or process innovation
    -Bad communication and technology integration
    -There use to be more perks, but as the company grows so do the events and perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more and implement better processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Get in, get your title, and then get out...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to get your feet wet. No one actually wants a career at Lionsgate. Some friendly co-workers who aren't ego-driven. Great place to move up the ranks with a heightened job title but good luck knowing anything about that job at another studio.

    Cons

    Long hours, after a Summit Entertainment merge the HR still can't figure out how to create a better office environment with employees satisfaction. Minimal pay, long hours, heightened titles with no knowledge of actual job performance. Office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cleaning house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn, or get access to executive management that you would likely never access to at a large studio

    Cons

    The culture is absolutly awful. Overinflated titles and egos. B-level talent managment tends to hire c-level talent subordiantes in an effort to make themselves seem intellegent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone. Start from scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The chicks are great!

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

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone is incredibly sweet and helpful. It's a very social, familial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Moving up the ranks in certain departments is a bit tricky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience overall

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lionsgate is a very casual environment which is appealing. The people understand and are all working for the betterment of the studio. Individuals are extremely passionate about the work they do and there is a 'family' focus from HR which is so important to us as employees. Love bagel fridays!

    Cons

    Compensation is a problem here, offers are way below standard industry rate. Long hours for my group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    discuss compensation, work/life balance, and work enjoyment. DO MORE for the employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn

    Former Employee - International Royalties in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - International Royalties in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with. Upper management was really friendly and willing to teach you. I always felt comfortable going in to ask questions. Very fun atmosphere with weekly showings of upcoming movies.

    Cons

    It was hard to get to know interns/employees from other departments.

  9.  

    Wonderful IT Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy going, supportive management. Low pressure. Casual environment.

    Cons

    None really. Wonderful IT department to work in!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great step in the industry, but maybe need more insight?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very casual environment, gave a lot of effort to get people to understand the innerworkings of a the industry. Many people very interested in getting to talk to the interns and helping them understand. Free screenings!

    Cons

    Unpaid, sometimes had to rely on your own interest to find things to do. Seemingly long hours for an unpaid internship. Some people were very unhelpful in talking to interns - looked down on us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was only visible when they came for big meetings. Maybe have a way to get interns to interact with them? (unless this has changed)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting group of people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was happy to be working with so many experienced people in the industry. I learned a lot during my tenure at the company.

    Cons

    I wasn't at the company long enough, but it seems to be a challenge to move up the ranks quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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