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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
175 Reviews
3.6
175 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.  

    Generally a good place to work.

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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 more than 8 years

    Pros

    SPE has great incentive programs like financial assistance with hybrid cars and solar panel purchases, many green programs, good local lunches on lot.

    Cons

    Like any workplace, your job is directly affected by your supervisor(s). Most of my time there was good although there was no work/life balance in my position (all work).
    Hard to work with other divisions at times, much to the chagrin of their tagline "Sony United".
    I guess some old habits are hard to break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire Bain & Co. if you do not want your employee morale to take a hit...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my time time there, sorry to go - yet relived at the same time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Great incentive programs - solar panels and hybrid cars fund matching, emphasis on green programs. Great lunch programs on lot. Someone is doing the right things for employees at Sony.

    Cons

    Like any large company, your work environment is driven by your immediate supervisor(s) - some good, some bad. Different departments are still adversarial towards each other despite the corporate stance of "Sony United". Apparently the old ways are still hard to break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire Bain for your internal evaluations without expecting a black eye with your employee morale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good company to work for in Entertainment Industry

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Lead  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Lead in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Too much internal politics between teams

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great place to learn your job if you're willing to work hard and keep your eyes peeled. The benefits were especially nice. As mentioned elsewhere, a relaxed environment, but not inappropriately so.

    Cons

    Top heavy and stingy with promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Generally very pro-employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    decent food for employees in the subsidized commissary, nice employee culture, nice facilities, free gym

    Cons

    workload is so heavy its difficult to take vacation time, communication is pretty poor across all lines of business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, love being on the lot

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

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

    Pros

    Many networking opportunities, open communication with executives & open office house with execs, good with recognition on good work

    Cons

    Many workflow changes, can be confusing/cause issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A great company to work for in the Entertainment Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sony is one of the larger entertainment companies and this allows great experiences for its employees and interns. All the individuals that work here love what they do.

    Cons

    The company is so large that you can occasionally feel like just another employee. The intern program occasionally included time consuming tasks that were not specific to our position but required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if more time was spent networking during the internship meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great internship experience

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern

    Pros

    Great work environment, paid internship, great learning opportunities, beautiful studio lot

    Cons

    Definitely wish I got to contribute a little more to my department, didn't get a chance to meet with other interns on a personal level.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Machiavellian Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great quality of life, high-profile setting, incredible surroundings, nice perks

    Cons

    Way too many lifers, stagnation, Dilbert-esque situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your reports accountable. Stop worrying about your jobs and tenure and start implementing real change. Have courage to make changes and follow Daniel Loeb's advice and remove yourselves from the thumb of Sony Corp to really find out what true innovation is.

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

    Great atmosphere, great people to work with, but little company loyalty from above.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Digital Marketing  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Digital Marketing in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Sony Pictures and specifically, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, paid very well and the environment was fun and there are some really good and strong people.

    Cons

    The parent company gives up on new divisions too quickly and lays people off like there's no tomorrow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees have reason to be invested in what they're doing and the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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