Twentieth Century Fox Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. Leaders in their Field

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. Simpson's Themed cafe!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. Vice President

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Fox is a great company that makes smart decisions. It runs lean but because of that, it has not had widespread layoffs like other studios. It has been rewarding working with so many intelligent people.

    Cons

    The particular person who runs my department is a horrible manager with very few leadership or people skills. This person lets the men do and get away with so many things that are not tolerated for the women. I realize this sounds like a whiny complaint, but it is true. So many of the manager's actions would be huge red flags if anyone were to raise the issue with HR. Morale in our group is extremely low. Lots of people outside our group know about all of this and yet the manager stays in place.

    Advice to Management

    When you know someone is a horrible manager, remove them from that position no matter how "smart" you think they are.


  7. good for retirement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice work life balace .Good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Bad management and politics.Some policy dosnt make sense with management desision.Employess live in fear of layoff


  8. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Centrally located if you live in LA. Clean work environment with lots of perks if you love film.

    Cons

    No pensions. Work life balance not good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Be visible.


  9. Working at the Lot "best experience ever" Food Service Department needs new managem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Best company ever. I get to see free movies at the lot and discounted movie tickets. We have food trucks every Friday.

    Cons

    Some needs to look into their Food Service Department. Seven manager since September of 2014 have quit or resigned. Something is wrong in that department.

    Advice to Management

    Look into Food Service upper management.


  10. Assistant Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

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

    Pros

    It's amazing. Very strong company with a great culture.

    Cons

    Long hours - fast paced environment


  11. Helpful (2)

    An inefficient, furstrating political morass punctuated by moments of joy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Production in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location. Incredible benefits package.

    Cons

    Horribly political in every sense of the word. Moral is very low generally in staff. Attrition, in my division at least, over 3 years is over 50%. HR are incompetent and unprofessional. Senior management are out of touch and make fear based, reactionary decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified to do their jobs and don't punish them for telling you what's wrong with your company. Pay attention to what is going on in every one of your divisions. If people are leaving like the place is a revolving door - look to the top first and DO something about it.



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