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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
176 Reviews
3.6
176 Reviews
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment, paid internship, great learning opportunities, beautiful studio lot (in 16 reviews)

  • Has great work life balance programs that help keep employees from getting burned out (in 14 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is an excellent company with engaged people, friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    friendly, work-life balance, salary is good

    Cons

    no cons to be said

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience for interns

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Real life experience in corporate

    Cons

    No cons at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DVD Coordinator  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - DVD Coordinator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    The perks, the campus, the benefits and attention to company operations across the board are excellent. I most enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Some of the managers I worked for were excellent, and some, were not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has a little bit of everything for everybody

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

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Entertainment industry has a lot of Pros being a creative field. There are corporate jobs and creative jobs so there is a lot of opportunities for all depending on your area of expertise. It has a busy studio feel when you work on the lot which makes your days enjoyable. Friendly atmosphere of people with lots of perks, activities, and campus feel.

    Cons

    There are talks of the studio being sold, layotffs, etc which leads to the company not taking chances in a lot of areas. Also, it feels a little too top heavy with so many EVP, SVPs and VPs with high salaries when so many others have to do more with less as people get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deeper dive into the production and day to day. Seems that senior management controls the voice of everyone when that is the voice of few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sony was a big company with not a lot of upward potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Benefits and discounts were very good

    Cons

    1) Large company easy to get lost in the shuffle

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Life Balanace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Everyone leaves at a decent time, the gym, yogurtland, happy hours on the lot

    Cons

    Hard to move up, everyone on the top doesn't work nearly as hard as those on the bottom which is a little backwards. Really hard to fire the people that deserve to be fired.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Major offshoring and outsourcing efforts, chasing expense and staff reductions all the time

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    Current Employee - Vice President Finance  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Finance in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working in entertainment industry, company tries to give employees $5 lunch specials, nice to work on the studio lot.

    Cons

    Major focus on cost reduction, cheaper is better, reducing staffing and staff salaries. Little chance for promotion in current downsizing environment. Too much work moving offshore or being outsourced,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better movies, change talent to produce more profitable movies and TV shows, get more production on the lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Leading entertainment company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader with great reputation

    Cons

    Depending on the department, the experience may vary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political atmosphere with little growth and yearly layoffs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can come and go as you please and you won't be micromanaged. You're hawking movies - it's not life or death and the culture reflects that.

    Cons

    Favoritism abounds at the expense of competence. There is no transparency in the promotion process. Pay is low and Analyst retention is nonexistent. People defect at the earliest opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know Netflix is bleeding us dry. Don't obfuscate and play favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Company to Work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The lot is nice and they do try to make the employees feel like it's a 'green' company.

    Cons

    Management and leadership is constantly in flux and it's hard to tell what direction the company is truly moving towards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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