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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sony career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 Home Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally, a pleasant atmosphere, depending on what department you are in. Career advancement possible at lower (sub manager) positions. TV and digital arenas are volatile but exciting as they're growth areas. Film and physical home entertainment more uncertain as arenas contracting. Great medical benefits, beautiful movie lot.

    Cons

    Not a great deal of vision and difficult to remain optimistic as layoffs continue each year, a response to a contracting business. Salaries, as with all studios, are lower than the tech companies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult to get promoted, doesn't recognize talent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance was good, at least in my experience. Made some great friends. Benefits are good. Decent place to get your foot in the door and get your career started. However, if you want to grow and develop your skills, maybe take off after a year or two.

    Cons

    Overall studio leadership is clueless. Home Ent leadership is also clueless - they do a great job of doing more and more of the same. Some of the executives have been there way too long to be effective - their ideas reflect that. The Old Boys Club is alive and well there. Refusal to recognize talent unless you're in the boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Digital is here to stay, deal with it. How can you be innovative and "best in class" when the leadership can't adapt to the market and be agents of change within the organization?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    All that glitters is not gold...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    There is so much flexibility in terms of your work schedule and no one has a stick up their butt about when you show up or leave.

    Cons

    Pay is below average (well, this is an industry-wide issue), no opportunity in this department for growth, no guidance or mentorship from upper management (unless you schmooze your way through; yes, it's all about politics), and they lack the courage to take chances/allow you to be innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Hire smarter people and pay them for their talent.

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

    Feelings Oriented Entertainment Compay

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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 Home Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's an entertainment company. There is a campus feel to the lot.

    Cons

    HR is terrible and there are layoffs every year. No opportunity for upward movement.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and perks, exciting to be part of the movie industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus work environment (though office space itself leaves something to be desired), fantastic people to work with, good work life balance

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other industries and probably also the other studios. There's definitely silos between divisions too, and things can be slow moving as in any other large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really depends who your manager is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and many opportunities for continued learning.

    Cons

    There is a limited amount of opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A leading entertainment company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are in the entertainment industry

    Cons

    Not a bad place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits but frustrating work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sony in general is a good company for which to work...great benefits (health, vacation, etc). Employees at SPHE get free DVD/Blu-rays, employee screenings and having the week between Christmas and New Year's is wonderful.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is that there are several members of upper management who feel the need to be involved in every little thing and are incapable of empowering their staff. This leads to a stagnant work environment stifles any semblance of creativity or innovative forward thinking. Also, too many meetings.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company, but HR is a complete mess!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Print Production in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Print Production in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    I was never bored, the job and opportunities were nicely challenging, and the people in my group were delightful!

    Cons

    HR is a complete disaster. Promises of a particular position, which would have been a bump up to Senior Management, were dangled over my head for more than 3 years, yet never came to fruition. At one point, they notified me of layoff WHILE I WAS OUT ON DISABILITY FOR CANCER TREATMENT! Its not like they didn't know I was undergoing treatment, they just didn't seem to realize that I could NOT be laid off during this period. Big DUHHH!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department management was quite nice, open to dialogue and suggestions. The issue remains with poor communication with HR! VERY POOR! I remain close to this day with the division President, so its NOT management. Might be the Executives in Japan, but not upper Management here in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Quality Control position in Los Angeles.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Highest pay for the work done, plenty of regular overtime available, get to work on the Sony Pictures studio lot., great benefits options.

    Cons

    Management changes in the last couple years. Most employees feel more like numbers on a chart than individual persons. Recent process improvement practices are a good sign better things to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees more like people than numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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