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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
170 Reviews

3.6
170 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.  

    Sony Pictures

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  2.  

    Worst entertainment company in LA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Information Technology in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    None really nothing you cant find somewhere else

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, mostly off shore hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    Exciting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed 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.

    Cons

    Technology / 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    bad people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    sony products discount, free movie screeing

    Cons

    The GREAT office culture and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Business Development in Culver City, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Highly 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Culver City, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    Great studio located at historic location

    Cons

    Struggle with budgets each and every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality and play hard ball vs giving talent everything they want

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed working at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    SPHE has excellent pay, benefits and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for advancement. The atmosphere in the office is "clicky".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work easy going

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes progress is slow to move forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more autonomy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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