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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
176 Reviews
3.6
176 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Comfortable 15 years with a studio

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

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

    Pros

    Great campus and location in Culver City

    Cons

    Senior manage and investors, office culture

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

    Great Experience!

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work Culture
    Great Studio
    Great Benefits
    Great Work Life-Balance

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can describe about this company based on my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great internship experience that actually gave me Industry Experience

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    Former Employee - IPAX Compositing and Lighting Intern  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - IPAX Compositing and Lighting Intern in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Given actual live shots that are in the movie
    Good artist training and additional education about the entertainment business
    Nice cafeteria with real food!
    Great campus.

    Cons

    Super steep learning curve.
    Hard to expect getting hired after the internship is over.
    Not sure how long the Sony Imageworks animation branch will last.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great internship program. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They've been good to me...

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    For me they really fostered my personal and professional development over the past decade. I am a top performer so they rewarded me big and have kept giving me more and more to do.

    Cons

    Nothing is dealt with directly. Nepotism is alive and well. Group think is paralyzing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how decisions are being made and then how they are being executed. Group think can paralyze certain divisions especially when half the group doesn't believe in the decision. That half the group then becomes demoralized bringing down the morale of the entire group. Sometimes group think isn't the best way to go about things... To me I believe that we are missing true leaders in our company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Electronics Discount given to employees

    Cons

    Like all films/Television shows - Long hours

  8.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Great Compensation as a software engineer

    Cons

    High layoff rates, regardless of where you are in the food chain. Your job is never stable.

  9.  

    Sony has an incredible internship program and provides a fantastic atmosphere for those curious about the ent. industry.

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

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

    Pros

    PAID; happy, welcoming people; relaxed, beautiful campus; learned about many different parts of the music business; had my own desk - really nice setup

    Cons

    Didn't have many duties at all, didn't feel like the office took advantage of the presence of an intern, didn't have access to gym, didn't meet many other interns (I was the only intern in my office and there weren't many opportunities to meet others)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that the intern supervisors for each department have something set for interns to do; also maybe have more events for interns to network with each other - all the music interns together, all the marketing interns together, etc. etc. since these are the actual people we'll be competing against in the job market - good to know people your own age
    maybe give interns an opportunity to explore other offices within their department as well to see what the other internships in their field are like and what other internships sony offers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work life balance. Awesome campus.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good salaries. Free movie screenings. Awesome gym. Subsidized lunches. Yearend holidays.

    Cons

    Layoffs are common. Parking needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good long term company, bad timing

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

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    focus on company culture, lifestyle - there's a commissary, gym, sports teams, etc!

    Cons

    major layoffs happening right now due to industry change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let's make more profitable deals - not bigger ones.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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