Twentieth Century Fox Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Twentieth Century Fox President Jim Gianopoulos
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is heavily sided toward work (not just at Fox, but in all arenas of its industry) (in 9 reviews)

  • Free movie screenings on the lot for Fox movies (in 7 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 6 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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  1. Great people but crushing workload

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox

    Pros

    I worked with some really terrific people. The group I was in was fully of dedicated hard-working individuals and within the group there were NO politics.

    Cons

    The workload was unsustainable and the burnout rate very high.


  2. Good Place To Work But Political

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Fun movie product to work on. Fun staff at corporate office. There is opportunity for promotion when you work hard and network across internal groups.

    Cons

    Too many politics to overcome often which is demotivating. Too many cooks in the kitchen.


  3. Design Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interning at Fox is the best experiences I've ever had. People genuinely care about other people - even the interns. I was worried that no one would talk to me during my first few days but everyone - even the ones who I don't work with - talked to me and are interested in knowing me. Needless to say, my direct supervisor and colleagues are the best anyone could ask for - supportive, trust me with big projects, give me work that'll actually be produced.

    Cons

    Sometimes I have nothing to do. I'll ask for projects during my down time but because other people were too busy sometimes to give me anything. So i ended sitting in the office taking online tutoring class that my supervisor helped me sign up for. Or watch some Fox shows. Not complaining at all.


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    Working for Fox

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very loyal to employees, layoffs are rare and good support system. Usually shuts down for a week at Christmas for extra free vacation

    Cons

    Very strict about not promoting more than one title level at a time, even if capability to do a job at a much higher title level has already competently been demonstrated. Salary increases from promotions are not generous. Policy exists against promoting employees who switch jobs internally, even if the new job was at a higher title.


  6. Catering

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    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Catering Assistant in Century City, CA

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I have no complaints regarding this company

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice


  7. Leaders in their Field

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Los Altos, CA

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Forward thinking leadership who are not afraid to take risks. Offer great employee benefits and are centrally located in West Los Angeles.

    Cons

    Chooses to operates with a very lean employee base and then hires many limited time contractors and consultants at higher rates than base employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your base happy and rewarded and invest in them more. They believe in you but at times it's appears your forget to believe in them.


  8. So so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, good location.

    Cons

    Not flexible at all, employees should be number 1 asset.


  9. Simpson's Themed cafe!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Assistant in Lot, KY
    Current Employee - Creative Assistant in Lot, KY

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Simpsons Themed cafe! Making movies! Jim G! Meeting interesting people! Nice security guards! Great sandwiches!

    Cons

    Stray cats on the lot are a *little* stuck up. Being associated with Fox News. General issue w diversity in the film industry/society as a whole.


  10. Business and Legal Affairs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Pretty enjoyable atmosphere. Fairly low stress for a typical high-stress environment. Good to work closely with production and learn how TV is made. Generally good about allowing employees to change departments.

    Cons

    I cant really think of anything bad as specifically applied to Fox. There are elements of the entertainment business that make it stressful, but thats the case with any business.

    Advice to Management

    It appears many creative assistants dont get as much help as they need moving up the corporate latter. There should be more focus on their learning.


  11. Former Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance Account Executives are great leaders

    Cons

    No Growth It's all who you know and not what you know Everything who gets promoted was referred by upper level management low pay



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