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Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Has great work life balance programs that help keep employees from getting burned out (in 17 reviews)

  • Great work environment, paid internship, great learning opportunities, beautiful studio lot (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Most of my time there was good although there was no work/life balance in my position (all work) (in 6 reviews)

  • Lack of communication in corporate policies or new policies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Learning Experience

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Able to learn new aspects about accounting in a real life experience.

    Cons

    They initially expected a lot without proper training.

  2. I love working at Sony…except for all the whiners.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They try to maintain a human connection here. There is an attempt of work life balance, fitness, sustainability, volunteerism, screenings, We have good managerial and administrative support.

    Cons

    They haven't been making very good movies. Maybe that will change with Pascal gone.
    When the hack happened the place seemed to be crawling with slimy whiners, while some were kicking butt and getting things fixed and elaborate work arounds, others joined in on class action lawsuits. Ick

    Advice to Management

    Make better movies and career planning.

  3. Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits that you don't see at other jobs like employee incentives for solar or hybrid cars, great working environment, and great people!

    Cons

    Limited room for growth, politics heavy in some of the corporate departments, weak IT.

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  5. Past Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great human capital and resources

    Cons

    Very large organization with heavy and somewhat limiting business processes

    Advice to Management

    Less is more

  6. Web Producer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Fun working environment, fun work, cool projects and close to home

    Cons

    Lack of experts in any given area. Too many jr employees to expect sr. level work

    Advice to Management

    Learn what the clients want before agreeing to do the work.

  7. Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people. The campus. The setting

    Cons

    The hack. The benefits. Hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Care about us more.

  8. Contant restructuring without affecting positive change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    For several years, it was a "well oiled" machine until the last two or three.
    Discounts at the Sony store.

    Cons

    Promotions are given to the undeserving, and the deserving remain unrewarded.
    Lots of people are hired based on "favors" and relationships. Many are unexperienced, yet come in making great salaries.
    Currently many people are quitting Sony because of the poor management.
    HR is "do nothing"
    The hack is being blamed for poor morale, but everyone understands it's really the clashing of management, who seem to be grasping at straws and posturing.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline management. There are way too many cooks. All the cooks have different opinions and some "just don't like it but don't know why."
    Why not have someone who works in a creative position actually have a degree in art and design?

  9. Great opportunity to work for Sony, but little progression.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location on the Westside, great team

    Cons

    Not enough authority for those in middle management

  10. One of the better major studios to work at in the film industry.

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    Former Employee - Director in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Centralized location, good employee benefits

    Cons

    The company has been shrinking consistently over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on career development to ensure talent turnover stays at a minimum.

  11. Little Room For Growth

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, company really cares what you think based on employee survey, some leaders are very personable, diversity oriented, lots of little perks, leaders try to reward in little ways like free Sprinkles cupcakes during All Hands, celebrate with ice cream for Oscar nominations, happy hour Thursdays with low cost drinks.

    Cons

    HR is terrible as they are very litigious and only care about taking managers point of view rather than listening to employees' concerns. Leadership is far removed from knowledge of product, not as familiar with their own product as they should be, pay not enough for the long hours, likes to overload employees with work instead of hiring more people, middle management not experienced or trained to manage staff/very little management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, offer growth opportunities/promotions.

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