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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
188 Reviews
3.5
188 Reviews
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Has great work life balance programs that help keep employees from getting burned out (in 15 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 5 reviews)

  • Lack of communication in corporate policies or new policies (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    roller coaster - but a great ride!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    people are friendly and everyone works very hard

    Cons

    The recent layoffs have really brought down company moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top heavy org that could benefit from a flatter structure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent. I went from temp to assistant to analyst to my dream job in another division of the company

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a wealth of opportunity and a decent amount of interaction between different divisions. There are a lot of perks including screenings, discounts on Sony electronics and good benefits.

    Cons

    It's easy to be a victim of corporate shifts;downsizing and there are a lot of jobs without opportunity for growth,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to move between divisions of the companies and stop letting outside consultants dictate decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great business if you can deal with heavily silo-ed industry.

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great location, salaries and benefits. People are generally good. Opportunities do exist for advancement.

    Cons

    Aside from senior management, not willing to pay for talent. HR/P&O exhibits inconsistent performance and provides terrible level of service to business units. Business lacks a coherent vision, has 0 franchises, and product is uniformly abysmal in quality and value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision, plan for the future, dump your CEOs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Too much internal politics between teams

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

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

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    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 (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
  8.  

    Great experience

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    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 (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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great benefits, love being on the lot

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

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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