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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.3 108 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Twentieth Century Fox President Jim Gianopoulos

Jim Gianopoulos

(30 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • Cafeteria on site with a terrace - great place to network(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • There is not a lot of room for growth and many people hold their same position/titles for quite some time(in 4 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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    Great people and great movies!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Century City, CA

    ProsEntertainment 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.

    ConsAs 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

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

    ConsLean teams can mean long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Legal Executive Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good people, not cutting edge

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood people somewhat flexible environment (flexible hours)

    ConsNot very innovative. Hard to push for latest technologies. Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet engineers drive the development process. Promote innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPassion for the business, fun product to bring to market

    ConsPolitics, not as nimble as fast moving pure digital media companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace digital disruption, it's the future...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun business / Toxic mgmt.

    Programmer (Current Employee) Century City, CA

    ProsFood on the lot is great. Always some sort of fun event or vendor(s) on the lot. Free movie screenings. Very fun to see the inner workings of one of the top studios. The lot is a self-contained city. Most co-workers are superficial, but friendly. Pay is a lower than industry standards for technology, but possibly the highest of the studios. Benefits are solid. Decent job security if you keep your head down and keep your ideas to yourself. They have a great paid internship program. I can imagine this would be a great resume-builder for anybody who is interested in entertainment or is just out of college. Lots of attractive people walking around the lot (in addition to the actors). This is a hugely successful movie & tv machine - they will be successful for many years to come.

    ConsSeveral under-qualified megalomaniacs in management. You will be bullied, belittled and micromanaged by supervisors who are not technically qualified to know the best solutions (but impose low-level technical decisions anyway). Management is more interested in ego and control than developing good technical solutions. The wrong people are reprimanded for other people's shortcomings and mistakes. This is an environment based on fear (you would have thought they learned from Yoda when they distributed Star Wars). Contractors are treated better than full-time employees. FOX is staffed super lean - which means you will have no life outside of work. Additionally, you are not rewarded for your hard work. There is no sense of teamwork - each warring clique is out to prove the other clique (or individuals) is wrong. There is an ongoing war between the on-site contracting companies to drum up more $$$, creating a very tense environment that leaves worker bees frustrated, not knowing who to trust, and having to defend many of their basic technical decisions. There is no flex time, work-life balance, or appreciation for your opinions and skill set.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your subject matter experts and staff. Have your staff pre-screen technical consultants before they are hired on a project. Recognize people when they do a great job; Respect them as human beings; Reward them for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Entertaining

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree screenings, good benefits, fun summer events and holidays parities

    ConsToo much politics at the top, too little vacation time, mismatching skill sets

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more effort in caring for the growth of your employees and what they want to do. They care too much about the head count that ended up hurting their employees career when they leave their current employee in a mismatched job while the employee really deserves to be in another department.

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    Internship at fox

    Software Intern (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat place to netwok and meet people , the environment is relaxed and fun for an intern as you meet different people

    Consno cons very good place to work in as he environment is relaxed and fun for an intern as you meet different people

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work that goes into the internship program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsBenefits, company perks, hours, decent compensation, stability

    Consno room for growth, management, office culture

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    Excellent Company to Work For

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLife-Work balance is fair. Entertainment perks are a huge plus. Compensation is better than most studios. Corporate jobs have regular 9-5 hours. Production hours can be longer than 8 per day.

    ConsNot many people leave, so room for growth (read upward mobility) may be difficult depending on the department. Can easily become jaded with entertainment industry and feel "stuck."

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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