Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey
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Pros
  • I also appreciate the work/life balance that is promoted here, and the support that is given during personal emergencies (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)

  • Senior management are hatchet men and women (although very few of them) who care nothing about the well-being of staff (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Cool internship experience in public relations department!

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    Former Employee - Publicity Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Publicity Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office environment was really fun and open. Plenty of jokes and open conversation. Everyone on the team was super nice, helpful and willing to provide information. Cool thing going on all the time in the publicity department

    Cons

    Being an intern isn't super busy all the time. Sometimes you have to fish for work or spend time reading, but that's okay.

    Advice to Management

    Try to not forget that interns are there and try to make more of an effort to provide work.


  2. Mixed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pros of working for this studio would include: Great people Historic and picturesque studio lot Good pay/ benefits Lots of resources

    Cons

    The cons of working here were Very political Constant downsizing Unpredictable in terms of how senior level managers would respond

    Advice to Management

    Get people in there who love film but see the future coming...


  3. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Paramount Pictures part-time

    Pros

    Internship program was fairly small so it was easy to get to know most of the interns very well. My supervisor was also very helpful both during and after my internship.

    Cons

    Work could get a bit boring at times. Some of the internship programs seemed a little last-minute/not thought out.


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  5. Finance Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fall internship - HR has great structure and is very supportive of interns.

    Cons

    These abilities do not always permeate through to the specific divisions

    Advice to Management

    Increase the amount of structure and training programs in the individual divisions. Require the direct supervisors to have a comprehensive training program for the interns. Also, starting the fall internship two weeks earlier might provide time for this.


  6. Great Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Regular intern workshops to help interns explore different potential career paths in the entertainment industry - Everyone (especially in my department) was really nice

    Cons

    - Big company so departments are quite separate from each other

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for putting on a great internship program!


  7. Helpful (1)

    You work at a major hollywood studio!.....that is falling apart

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (Less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits, pay was decent, pretty lot, hollywood history

    Cons

    Never take the "anonymous" surveys that are sent out from management, they are tied back to you and you can get fired if you are 100% positive in them. Tons of layoffs every quarter, people walk on eggshells hoping not to be in the next round. Management get excellent bonuses...everyone else gets nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Do you best to get spun off from Viacom...they are in the tv business and have no clue nor care how paramount pictures work. Get a CEO who is more then just a figure head.


  8. Compliance and Controls Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures part-time

    Pros

    Fun being on the lot Great supporting staff Guest speakers and tours you get to be apart of

    Cons

    Office is separated from your actual team A bit boring at times


  9. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people / great work environment Work environment is great- walking into the enclosed space in Hollywood is a luxury opportunity

    Cons

    Annual merit increases are the lowest average in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at industry pay rates to stay competitive - paramount is reputable for lowest paid studio in town


  10. Enjoyed my time on the lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, beautiful lot, some fun perks like movie screenings and the company Christmas party. Normal pay for an intern (which isn't necessarily much but it's normal)

    Cons

    The lot felt boring at times, and they were really cutting corners in the office, down to even the supplies. It didn't necessarily feel like the higherups valued the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time and money focusing on things that actually matter in the office and to the employees. Office supplies are a necessity to hold a professional working environment. And maybe instead of having parties, make cheaper or free food more readily available to employees for lunch.


  11. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on Interesting projects. It's part of the Viacom family. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    This is an unpleasant place to work. It is quite dysfunctional, there is no support from upper management and teamwork is non-existent.



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