Sony Pictures Entertainment
3.6 of 5 163 reviews
www.sonypictures.com Culver City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 163 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

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

Michael M. Lynton

(94 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Has great work life balance programs that help keep employees from getting burned out"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Great work environment, paid internship, great learning opportunities, beautiful studio lot"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most of my time there was good although there was no work/life balance in my position (all work)"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Lack of communication in corporate policies or new policies"
    in 4 reviews
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    Great place, that could be better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsGreat work/life balance, many perks like gym, free movies and cheap good food. Also formed great friendships, that will last forever. Nice bonuses and many days off.

    ConsToo many people without any true input or direction. It took longer to get things done, than it needed. Many departments don't work as much together as they should. The company is bloated and many of the "wrong" people are getting fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. If they are expects in a certain field, trust them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Better Option Than Most Other Studios

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsSmaller studio. Friendlier Environment. Diverse Employees

    ConsLack of a strategic vision by senior management. Very little follow through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more diverse ideas for our content. We seem to just rely on sequels or remaking old content

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderfull company that makes a excelent product

    Desktop Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFrendly work environment for all employees

    ConsCommunting to NYC due to railroad issues

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Great place to work minus the lay offs

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLoved the working environment, fun, great benefits. Loved my team.

    ConsLay offs off and on.

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    Development (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI work with a great team can't say enough about them. They are some of the best at what they do.

    ConsThere is no business like showbusiness. These guys know it from stem to stern. It is venture capital on steriods.

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    Great company to work for!

    Director, Business Development (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsI loved everything about working here. The people were smart, the campus in Culver City was gorgeous and the work was interesting.

    ConsHighly political atmosphere, no real respect for "hard" business skills. Very difficult to get into creative areas (aka the profit centers) once you're pegged as a suit.

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

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    Fortunate to have worked here as my first internship in the US

    Finance Intern (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsFlexibility with work and school schedule, friendly people who are willing to give you advice, care about people.

    ConsLack of training and direction to develop interns, the compensation is a lot less than its competitors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No work/ home life balance. Company will bleed you dry.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsExciting aspects such as: being in Entertainment industry, working on films, meeting celebrities, etc. Also it's nice to get experience at such a huge corporation.

    Cons- Worked avg. of 80 + hours a week.
    - Sexual harassment everywhere you turn.
    - Paranoia that you will be fired.
    - No room for growth. You will do all of your boss's work and he/she will take the credit.
    - Horrible bosses. Just horrible.
    - Hoity toity atmosphere.
    - Good compensation
    - No time for anything but work.
    - You will be "on call" even when you aren't on the lot.
    - Rude clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward good employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed culture, good amenities and good benefits. Overall atmosphere is good but depending on the function and division you are working in, work/life balance can vary.

    ConsTechnology / systems lag behind other studios, lack of communication between divisions, no synergy between electronics and entertainment division. There is a rigidity at SPE in certain areas (technology, finance etc) that hampers creativity or improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Manager, Marketing (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsThere was more of an entrepreneurial spirit when I was there, with more collaboration and less division between departments and responsibilities than at other studios.

    ConsReactive instead of proactive to changing market conditions; great ideas but little or no follow-through; job cuts made in batches that don't make sense instead of thoughtful refining of processes and reallocating manpower

    Advice to Senior ManagementReinstate intermediary levels for employee advancement (i.e., Senior Manager, Associate Director) throughout company, not just in select divisions

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

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