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Sony Music Entertainment Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
179 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great artists, great international network, great people in general (in 13 reviews)

  • The culture was very laid back, which is nice if you don't want to dress up for work every day (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for growth at the lower levels (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours, but hey, that's the entertainment biz (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great working environment, cool co-workers

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    Current Employee - Senior Royalty Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Royalty Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, creative atmosphere, excellent perks, you feel you're taken care of

    Cons

    As with most corporate work, you can have days where you feel likeliest a cog in the works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't complain!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Positive Experience

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

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    Exciting work environment and laid back company culture. Able to move up in the company and like to hire from within.

    Cons

    Low salary and since it is a large company, you really only know those on in your department or on your floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    learned a lot about the company

    Cons

    didn't seem to have a possibility for hire

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  5.  

    I worked for 3 years at sony music as a vp of marketing.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to work with some of the greatest artists in music history. The co-workers were great and the attitude was very relaxed.

    Cons

    The music business is in decline, so pressure would get intense at times. The old way of doing business was hard to navigate for someone who wanted to do things differently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think differently.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    You make life-long friends, great camaraderie, great atmosphere.

    Cons

    They do not promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and keep your great employees!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    big acts and world reach

    Cons

    politics in the work place can hamper growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job for the most part

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    College Marketing Reporesentative

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    Former Employee - College Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - College Marketing Representative

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    Fun college position
    Make your own hours

    Cons

    Outdated practices
    Can get busy with a full class load

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    Great work environment awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Some times you dont have enougth work to do and are on your own. Not paid, New York City is super expensive escpeically when you work for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stypen for travel or food.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and humble people, very casual work environment and great location. Great learning experience as an intern without having to run typical intern duties (like getting coffee).

    Cons

    Type of company that your coworkers will make or break your experience. If you've got a good group to work with, you'll really enjoy your time (especially if you like the music biz). Not so much fun if you dislike your coworkers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    I got to work with some really interesting artists, and I also got to help attend CMA events. This position also helped me get some great experience that I wouldn't have been able to get else where.

    Cons

    I was really disappointed by most of the employees there. A lot of the people who worked there didn't even listen to country music (I worked at SONY Music Nashville), some said they hated it. How can you be passionate about something you have no interest in? That kind of blew me away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually care about music because all the book smarts in the world won't help you write a song that touches millions of people.

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