Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton
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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. 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

    Pros

    Location on the Westside, great team

    Cons

    Not enough authority for those in middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Too many Hacks, Management is not sure of what's going on. Needs more Klout. Sony Pictures is kind of draining.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    his role will report to our Senior Manager, Stock Administration. This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of administering Uber’s global equity plans, including all aspects of recordkeeping, reporting, and reconciliation. The Senior Stock Plan Administrator needs to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all equity data, be able to work closely with employees and provide world-class customer service.

    Cons

    aintain database integrity and ensure accuracy of recordkeeping of equity data
    Process all types of stock grants, exercises, lapses, and reporting of payroll and taxes (including Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Stock Units, Non-Qualified and Qualified Stock Options)
    Ability to handle 409A and Form 6039
    Maintain cap-table, and reconcile all plan activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are showered with Uber credits each month.
    Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
    The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
    Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 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)

    Pros

    Centralized location, good employee benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, offer growth opportunities/promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great Company!

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    A very employee centric company.

    Cons

    There was a lack of planned training for on the job duties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Very Good

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    Former Employee - Audience Insights in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Audience Insights in Miami, FL

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Nice People, Nice Offices, Cool Work

    Cons

    Crazy Hours, Too hot, Parking was bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advce

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Okay Company - GREAT Benefits

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great employee perks. Great opportunity to learn different aspects of the entertainment industry from the inside. Outstanding people.

    Cons

    Women generally make less money than men - for the same job. Advancement opportunities are slim and/or non-existent. Very few "minorities" (Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans) in leadership positions. Very few women in leadership positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the IT department that jeopardized 40,000 employees' confidential identities - including mine. Please mentor and promote more ethnic minorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great exposure to the industry.

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Great networking opportunity, everybody is very open and willing to talk about anything. They hire interns for full time work.

    Cons

    More tasks for interns to participate in and actually feel apart of the team. Luck of the draw what department you get assigned to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure interns have things to actually do and not sit there and just watch.

  11. Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    A great intern experience! Fun to work on the lot and all the employees were super friendly.

    Cons

    Wasn't what I ended up wanting to do.

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