Paramount Pictures
3.3 of 5 106 reviews
www.paramount.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.3 106 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey

Brad Grey

(49 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Beautiful lot, chance to see productions in action (although mostly television), chance to see movies for free, nice co-workers"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Fun place to work and most people are great to work with"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Talk a good talk about work/life balance but when it comes down to it that goes out of the window"
    in 6 reviews
  • "There were times I felt that senior management and HR did not care about its employees"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great for your resume

    Call Center Clerk (Former Employee)
    Hollywood, CA

    ProsImpressive on your resume, great people to work with. There is a lot of film history to take in when walking through the lot or working in the offices.

    ConsHas a very corporate feel. Hard to advance to creative positions if you don't start in creative. Hard to move up into other departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting company to work for and offers various employee benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the lot, love the people, love the company.

    ConsLimited opportunies to grow, especially if you're trying to move-up as an existing employee.

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

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    Summer 2014 Internship

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe speaker series is invaluable! Interacting with the executives is a privilege that not all employees get to enjoy. Compared to most other internships, this is paying, which is great for a college student!

    ConsYou don't really get to interact with the SVP's unless you are part of the staff meeting for the week. Missing interactions with that middle rank of people detracts from the experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe there should be an executive volunteer opportunity where they could get matched up to a couple of interns and take them out to lunch so that the interns can share what they are working on and also have a chance to network with influential people on the lot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Looks good from the outside. But actually nothing to brag about or to be proud of.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people at the office are nice. Management has the right approach, managing just enough to the point of providing support and guidance without being over bearing or over critical, I guess to avoid conflict in an environment that obviously has a lot of dissatisfaction and volatility.

    ConsVery outdated and dirty offices that smell old, moldy and dusty, and are very dark. Kitchen is dirty. There is an old looking, ugly looking Starbucks coffee maker for those who like coffee and this is the only freebee this company offers to employees. Salaries are average, salary increases are dismal, benefits are minimal. Apparently, before VIACOM, Paramount used to be a great employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better salaries to employees, take a hard look at your benefits package and be more creative. Share the wealth! Give bonuses to ALL, not just your top employees. Think of ways to actually show appreciation to your employees: overhaul your office facilities!!!

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    Awesome

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Hollywood, CA

    ProsLoved working here the two years that i was here.

    ConsMiss working here and am very grateful for the experience.

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

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    ProsCollege like campus with a great atmosphere

    ConsVery minimal work life balance

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    Paramount Home Entertainment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking on the lot is great-- it makes you feel like you are really a part of "the business" seeing production happening and walking by historic sound stages and buildings. As for the day to day work of home entertainment its similar to other studios; however since the department is integrated with theatrical marketing there's more access to publicity opportunities and more chances to sell product earlier in the movie's lifecycle-- probably more so than any other major studio.

    ConsThe majority of Paramount's catalog product is distributed by Warner Brothers which limits opportunities with key retailers and operations have been outsourced to Universal which makes tight deadlines even more challenging.

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    Involved union labor & mgmt who auth projects & budgets, although forward thinking with projects they had antiquated sys

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe employees throughout the organization were the best and at times the funest part of the job. I learned to negotiate, bring people and ideas together to accomplish the overall goals and plans of an organization. Annual employee events, health coverage

    ConsThis enabled a very split thinking environment, negotiating this divide was the hardest part of the job. Unions

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    Great studio experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good. Learn a great deal about how a movie studio is run. See how unglamorous the production business is.

    ConsPay is ok, but very rarely do people move up through the job ranks.

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

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    Hey, it's Paramount Pictures

    Creative Affairs (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsYou're working at a movie studio! It's a beautiful lot and it feels like being on a college campus.

    ConsYou have to convince studio execs to do something for you!

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

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