Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Pros
  • fun place to work, pretty lot, get to watch movies and good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Beautiful lot, a great place to come to work every day (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Talk a good talk about work/life balance but when it comes down to it that goes out of the window (in 7 reviews)

  • There were times I felt that senior management and HR did not care about its employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Enjoyed my time, but don't see myself going back.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Great name to have on your resume and working on the lot is fun. Everyone at the company is friendly and wants to do good work.

    Cons

    The pay could be better and working for such a big company can get old and stale sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't mind the lower pay if there were more perks involved. For example the gym on the lot...shouldn't cost extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Incredible summer at an amazing place

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    Current Intern - MBA Summer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - MBA Summer Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility and they put a lot of trust in the interns, Employees are very accessible to interns regardless of department, They have speaker series to showcase the different roles people play at the studio

    Cons

    Though you can reach out at any time, many of the departments are siloed and so you have to be very comfortable going through the directory and finding people to reach out to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive of your interns, and give them increasing responsibility. Check in only once or twice a week, and let the interns figure it out. I learned so much during my time there and really felt I had a voice because my supervisor let me run with my projects and offered me advice during a weekly status update.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Met a lot of people! Not a ton of work...

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    I met a ton of creative execs and was able to sit down with them on a few occasions. The assistants weren't all so eager to give me work, but they were all available to talk with me at some point.

    Cons

    So many coffee runs and errands. But I guess it's like that everywhere. Also, the pay isn't so great! $10/hr to pay rent in Los Angeles? My parents still needed to support me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall it was a great internship experience. I have a ton of contacts for the future. The speaker series was awesome!! I don't think management has too much control over my daily tasks, so just keep doing what you're doing! Love the lot culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. This is an amazing company to work for! Learned so much here and gained valuable entertainment experience.

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    Former Intern - Business and Legal Affairs in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Business and Legal Affairs in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work experience is invaluable, being on the lot is exciting and has new things going on everyday, and everyone is friendly, warm, and encouraging.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities for growth here. It is almost better to leave the company and come back as a higher position than trying to work your way up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for growth, continue the wonderful atmosphere and environment on the lot and around the lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great all around

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, facilities, and people were all far above the standard that I was used to

    Cons

    The traffic in LA was pretty bad, but that had nothing to do with the company, just an inconvenience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Love the company and the people and wouldnt change a thing about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Free weekly screenings (guests allowed) of current films in awesome Paramount Theater, special historical screenings with amazing special guest and food, tons of volunteer opportunities with one full paid day devoted to philanthropy, ongoing mentor/reading programs with nearby schools, excellent health benefits, 401k, long Christmas and other generous holiday breaks, tuition reimbursement and free seminars and classes, business and park discounts, employee affinity groups (basically clubs) with free lunches and events on and off the lot, access to all corners of the lot where movies and television shows are filmed.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs, poor review process that was recently changed but doesn't seem better, low pay compared to some (but better than others), a lot of executives but few people actually sharing the work load, overall experience varies heavily on what department you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting upper management into even higher management positions and start concentrating on the rest of the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to work at. Provides ample opportunity for growth.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, the company attracts good people.

    Cons

    Compensation for long term / tenured employees tend to be lower than what you can find elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Access to movies. Creative people everywhere.

    Cons

    Don't forget your employee badge. Difficult to get on the lot without it.

  10. Great history, weak future

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    Former Employee - Executive Director
    Former Employee - Executive Director

    I worked at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Great physical place to work - the lot is wonderful
    Mostly good people.

    Cons

    Management is visionless.
    Viacom clips innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people, develop and encourage innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Internship

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    Current Employee - Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures

    Pros

    Intern project was a great
    Was treated as a full time employee
    Able to experience many parts of the business

    Cons

    HR was too involved in hiring and the internship process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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