Sony Pictures Television

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Sony Pictures Television Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
26 Reviews
3.3
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Informative Internship and Great Intern Program

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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 Television as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Structured intern program, friendly superiors, organized HR department, Steve Mosko

    Cons

    Hierarchical, no interest in hiring interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and effort to potential future employees who have potential

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    No Movement and Sr. Management Looks After Themselves First, Great Compensation & Benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Television is doing better and expanding than other departments, so that's comforting when it comes to layoffs.

    Cons

    Political Environment and no movement. Constant restructuring and layoffs. People are looking after themselves first. Company say they are open to mobility, but that is not the case.
    Very noticeable cost cutting - Removable of sodas, did toilet paper get thinner?
    Food at commissary has increased and pricey for what you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open. No culture. Where is the mission statement?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Easy to get in and stay forever, but be ready for old school methods and old school thinking.

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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 Television full-time

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed company culture especially around the campus. Anyone could see themselves staying for 20-30 years and never tiring of the atmosphere. Most people that leave the company end up regretting their decision and try to come back. Luckily, Sony is so large of a company, moving to another role or career path is fairly easy. There are many networking opportunities available to employees of every level.

    Cons

    Not very forward thinking. As a company, Sony seems to be trying organizational initiatives that other companies have tried and abandoned years ago. For a company known for technology, it is behind in systems, processes and trends that increase productivity. Flexible schedules, tele-commuting, summer hours are not accepted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay place to work, not better or worse than the other studios.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, closed for the winter holiday break.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics, constant upper mgmt changes, work life balance, under paid, HR is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and try to promote the people that really deserve it, instead of trying to change out upper management every few years. And pick better scripts for movies, the current decisions for theatrical releases are not very good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Media & Talent Relations Trainee

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    Former Employee - Media & Talent Relations Trainee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Media & Talent Relations Trainee in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Very aesthetically pleasing work environment (open windows), great company culture (lots of events happening during lunch), great perks (free movies, discounts on Sony items), lovely lawn, great cafeteria, and plenty of exposure to the ins and outs of the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    In the TV PR department, Trainees are used and abused as "assistants". As a trainee, you do everything an assistant would do, but for four publicists instead of one. The system is quite convoluted. The PR staff have far too many shows to handle on their own, which means that they are stressed and overworked, which often times lead to them taking it out on the trainees. The publicists had no problem yelling at their trainees over the cubicles for the whole floor to hear when they made mistakes, and whatever little things the publicists couldn't handle would be passed on to the trainees to take care of. The Trainee program is basically an intern that works full time and gets paid only $12 an hour (as opposed to a p/t intern that gets paid $10), and have no benefits whatsoever. Instead of hiring full time assistants, they hire trainees for 6 months to a year with no opportunities to move up, and this supposedly saves the department money (even though they spend thousands on C list actors). I don't recommend the trainee program in the PR department unless you want to get underpaid for 50 hours of your life a week. The amount of work and the stress is simply not worth your time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job with downfalls

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Television

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits plus fun co-workers

    Cons

    Difficult to advance through company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Semi-appreciated Intern's take

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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 Television as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome working on a lot, great work-life balance for the employees, very creative environment

    Cons

    Very little appreciation of interns, little compensation, not much care from executives - they seemed very pompous and self-righteous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the interns and little guys.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Television

    Pros

    Good management....very amicable.

    Good environment

    Everyone is willing to help

    Lots of opportunities to move up in the company

    Great appreciation parties

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons I really enjoyed my time with this company and was sad to have to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

  10.  

    Amazing company!

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

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Television as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    SPT was my favorite company to work with.

    Cons

    I've had a hard time finding another company as great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Trainee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Television

    Pros

    Free screenings and very occasional celebrations.

    Cons

    The Trainee system is a way for Sony to take advantage of recent grads instead of employing them with benefits or salary.

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