Twentieth Century Fox

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Twentieth Century Fox Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
123 Reviews
3.4
123 Reviews
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Twentieth Century Fox President Jim Gianopoulos
Jim Gianopoulos
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perks such as free movie screenings for new and classic films, discounts at the Studio Store, subsidized lunches at 4 restaurants on the lot (in 5 reviews)

  • Work Life balance is ok, I think it depends on your position (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • As someone had stated, a lot of people who work at Fox are lifers, so there is not a lot of room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Employees were constantly squeezed for more work so there is a poor work-life balance (I'm pretty sure they've never heard the term before) (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Studio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great corporate culture! Very entrepreneurial. Lots of perks. Fox's divisions both networks and film have a lot of opportunities. I started with Fox Networks Group and moved into a different function in less than two years.

    Cons

    Salary can be a little less than industry, but total compensation makes up for salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Heading downhill

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Used to be the Wild West of broadcasting very creative and striving but over the years the prospects have gotten bleaker.

    Cons

    Now becoming cheaper and less creative-- money is king and the results show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the yes men and put some really creative and forward thinking pros in charge instead of former PA's that have risen to power.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work with plenty of opportunities for growth.

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

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Lots of opportunities to give back to the community. Wide range of development programs available. Free movies on the weekends. Food truck Fridays.

    Cons

    Difficult to persuade higher-ups to try edgier ideas. Very, very corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to all ideas and resist the urge to shoot ideas down right away. Take some time to mull it over and maybe come up with a compromise that both parties can be comfortable with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company- great co workers, great pay!

    Cons

    Contract based so no benefits...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people and great movies!

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

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Entertainment perks are a plus - love being able to watch new releases during lunch as well as bring in family and friends over the weekend. Work Life balance is ok, I think it depends on your position. Great people work at Fox and you really learn a lot from your peers.

    Cons

    As someone had stated, a lot of people who work at Fox are lifers, so there is not a lot of room for growth. To get ahead, I think you need to know the right people and be at the right place at the right time. I think of all the studios Fox pays the least. They try to do a lot with as little resource as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    DO NOT WORK IN IT OR IT FINANCE, Dead End Departments

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Studio lot has historic appeal, movie environment, some free screenings and perks.

    Cons

    Terrible politics, low pay, bad management, and unprofessional HR. Not sure if what they did was legal but when you give them a 2 week notice resignation they ask you to leave the same day and force you to change the date on your notice to the same day without paying you through your notice. Management was constantly picking at the littlest things and playing politics were another part time job itself. HR is NON-EXISTENT at Fox. They could care less about your concerns or team morale since they are all friends with the management. Management likes to treat employees like children and punish every small mistake or issue they don't agree with. What could have been a great company is now going downhill due to poor management and under-performing movies. Many business and financial analysts have left for greener pastures therefore increasing the workload for those still sticking it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and treat your employees like adults instead of wanting them to be like obedient robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's Ok. Nice people but management suck

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst  in  Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Century City, CA

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    The people in the company are great ot work with. And of course being on the lot is great. The company throws a lot of good parties and screenings

    Cons

    IT Department can be a dead end job. Not a lot of opportunity to move up. If you want to move up, this may not be the place. Just come in and get your experience and look else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and trust your people. Give them opportunites to grow.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good people, not cutting edge

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people somewhat flexible environment (flexible hours)

    Cons

    Not very innovative. Hard to push for latest technologies. Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let engineers drive the development process. Promote innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you work hard, you get rewarded as there is a very structured program for accelerating your career.

    Cons

    Lean teams can mean long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Legal Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They take care of their employees with small Assistant appreciation gifts and meetings. It is fun because you meet a wide range of people. You are given a lot of responsibilities and given flexible to do it in the order you think is important. Definitely a company you can put on your resume and there are tons of people working here for over 4 or even 10 years.

    Cons

    It could be a little cut throat and there is some favoritism. Not much of a family or team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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