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Sony Pictures Entertainment Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
194 Reviews
3.5
194 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 17 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 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

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

    Pros

    There was more of an entrepreneurial spirit when I was there, with more collaboration and less division between departments and responsibilities than at other studios.

    Cons

    Reactive instead of proactive to changing market conditions; great ideas but little or no follow-through; job cuts made in batches that don't make sense instead of thoughtful refining of processes and reallocating manpower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate intermediary levels for employee advancement (i.e., Senior Manager, Associate Director) throughout company, not just in select divisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    bad people

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

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

    Pros

    sony products discount, free movie screeing

    Cons

    The GREAT office culture and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Pros

    Very stable. HR invests in the 'little things' -- for example, there's a nice gym and weekly happy hours on the lot.

    Cons

    Very political culture, bordering on passive aggressive.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sliding Down but holding on

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Excitement of the lot. Being close to production. And to new technology.
    Talent can be interesting if nothing else.

    Cons

    An ambiance of over paid old-timers who have stayed, and new, energetic lesser paid staff. But Company is doing a good job of cleaning up the obnoxious, diva, at times destructive hanger-on's, especially in legal and marketing. Just that the soul of the place is in angst, and projects never sure these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing the younger, more dedicated teams across the departments, and communicate central goals to all. The place can still be saved. Gotta remember advantages, especially with competitive technology and some dedicated, talented staff who are great to work with across departments. Keep motivating with clear goal setting and rewards!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    roller coaster - but a great ride!

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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 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
  8.  

    Great place to work easy going

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    A good company to work for in Entertainment Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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