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Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Leave your expectations and ego at the door

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    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Known company; worlwide presence; offices in LA and Latin America; great industry; good benefits

    Cons

    Backward reward system: foster undesired behavior;
    No team spirit
    Disrespectful at times
    Too many egos

    Advice to Management

    Foster collaboration and remove the bad apples

  2. Great perks don't outweigh the big-picture issues

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    Current Employee - New Media Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - New Media Analyst in Culver City, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to take control of your own learning, and be creative in your role, and add to your skill set. The perks are huge- free gym membership, great benefits, great 401K, and big emphasis on work-life balance. Never had an issue with taking sick days or vacation, and personally I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, lots of talk about growth and sharing information with no action to back it up, nervous work force since Bain came into the picture, and complete lack of opportunity for career growth. All hirings for management position are done externally with no consideration for internal candidates. These external hires then make unilateral decisions about new directions products/people/processes should be taking.

    Advice to Management

    Start rewarding hard work within the company and don't bad-mouth people that had no choice but to accept other job offers. Look at the big picture and figure out how to allow all departments to work together without fear and without back-stabbing. Stop making decisions based on tomorrow, start making decisions based on next year or 3 years from now.

  3. Poor leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial environment, work/life balance, people

    Cons

    No vision or leadership at the top levels and very risk averse and short time financial focused. No long term growth strategy, does not invest in its people, lots of dead weight but also does not recognize and foster talent.

    Advice to Management

    Reward high performers, cut losses on low performers who bring down company.

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  5. Cool Environment

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    Former Employee - Development Intern in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Development Intern in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never know you who you'll run into. The grounds are immaculate, and the cafeteria is consistently spot on. Especially for breakfast. Diverse set of production companies and corporate departments on-site. Parking is painless. The common area is a great place to gather for lunch and meet people from disparate backgrounds, unified under the Sony banner.

    Cons

    Is located in Los Angeles.
    The rates for the on-site health center are excessive.
    The pay is pretty standard. Not much room for growth OUTSIDE of the company. Once you're in, you may be stuck, stuttered, shuttered and shuttled up or down the corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on.

  6. Global Tax Intern.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Intern - Global Tax in Culver City, CA
    Current Intern - Global Tax in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for as an intern. The internship program is fantastic and it makes you curious about the global tax industry.

    Cons

    The projects seemed to be dull at times. The pay is well but it was not up there with the big 4 or mid tier firms.

  7. 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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly, work-life balance, salary is good

    Cons

    no cons to be said

  8. contract employee

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice lot, amenities are good, pleasant place to work

    Cons

    layoffs handled poorly, bad corporate environment, continual poor performance of product

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better

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

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Benefits and discounts were very good

    Cons

    1) Large company easy to get lost in the shuffle

  10. Great experience for interns

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Real life experience in corporate

    Cons

    No cons at all

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  11. 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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