Sony Pictures Entertainment
3.6 of 5 138 reviews
www.sonypictures.com Culver City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.6 81 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton

Michael M. Lynton

(47 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA great place to learn your job if you're willing to work hard and keep your eyes peeled. The benefits were especially nice. As mentioned elsewhere, a relaxed environment, but not inappropriately so.

ConsTop heavy and stingy with promotions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits, love being on the lot

Coordinator (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than a year

ProsMany networking opportunities, open communication with executives & open office house with execs, good with recognition on good work

ConsMany workflow changes, can be confusing/cause issues

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

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Great internship experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern

ProsGreat work environment, paid internship, great learning opportunities, beautiful studio lot

ConsDefinitely wish I got to contribute a little more to my department, didn't get a chance to meet with other interns on a personal level.

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Great Experience!

Information Technology - Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Work Culture
Great Studio
Great Benefits
Great Work Life-Balance

ConsThere are no cons that I can describe about this company based on my experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great internship experience that actually gave me Industry Experience

IPAX Compositing and Lighting Intern (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work.
Given actual live shots that are in the movie
Good artist training and additional education about the entertainment business
Nice cafeteria with real food!
Great campus.

ConsSuper steep learning curve.
Hard to expect getting hired after the internship is over.
Not sure how long the Sony Imageworks animation branch will last.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat internship program. Keep it up!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great atmosphere, great people to work with, but little company loyalty from above.

Manager, Digital Marketing (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSony Pictures and specifically, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, paid very well and the environment was fun and there are some really good and strong people.

ConsThe parent company gives up on new divisions too quickly and lays people off like there's no tomorrow.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees have reason to be invested in what they're doing and the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Comfortable 15 years with a studio

Director of Finance (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat campus and location in Culver City

ConsSenior manage and investors, office culture

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They've been good to me...

Senior Vice President (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFor me they really fostered my personal and professional development over the past decade. I am a top performer so they rewarded me big and have kept giving me more and more to do.

ConsNothing is dealt with directly. Nepotism is alive and well. Group think is paralyzing at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at how decisions are being made and then how they are being executed. Group think can paralyze certain divisions especially when half the group doesn't believe in the decision. That half the group then becomes demoralized bringing down the morale of the entire group. Sometimes group think isn't the best way to go about things... To me I believe that we are missing true leaders in our company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sony has an incredible internship program and provides a fantastic atmosphere for those curious about the ent. industry.

Intern (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern for less than a year

ProsPAID; happy, welcoming people; relaxed, beautiful campus; learned about many different parts of the music business; had my own desk - really nice setup

ConsDidn't have many duties at all, didn't feel like the office took advantage of the presence of an intern, didn't have access to gym, didn't meet many other interns (I was the only intern in my office and there weren't many opportunities to meet others)

Advice to Senior Managementmake sure that the intern supervisors for each department have something set for interns to do; also maybe have more events for interns to network with each other - all the music interns together, all the marketing interns together, etc. etc. since these are the actual people we'll be competing against in the job market - good to know people your own age
maybe give interns an opportunity to explore other offices within their department as well to see what the other internships in their field are like and what other internships sony offers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work life balance. Awesome campus.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat work environment. Good salaries. Free movie screenings. Awesome gym. Subsidized lunches. Yearend holidays.

ConsLayoffs are common. Parking needs improvement.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing great work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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