I have been working at Lionsgate full-time (More than 5 years)
Access to c-level executives, endless opportunities to learn and grow as the company grows, stellar colleagues, great benefits, Summer Friday half days (huge plus), tuition reimbursement. Overall, Lionsgate is a very special place that affords unique opportunities to work on high-level projects and gain invaluable experience. The company has a fantastic reputation and people typically say working here is like earning a mini MBA.
Many people over here are overworked, Lionsgate has outgrown itself in many ways including processes that make it difficult to get the job done. (e.g. booking travel is a complete nightmare.)
Pay is still way below the talent market so I see colleagues get poached from competitors on a regular basis, which is a shame. I've seen 5 people leave in the past month alone and I have competitors reaching out to me 3-4 times a year for opportunities that pay at least 20K more. I have amazing relationships with my boss and mentors here and continue to learn a ton, which is why I continue to stay. This becomes more of a struggle each passing year. You really have to know your value and fight for yourself here.
Advice to Management
To procure and maintain top talent, you have to pay top talent market rates. If you want to compete with competing studios, you have to take a serious look at pay rates and make adjustments accordingly. I cannot stress enough how important it is to make the employees feel valued and to pay them what they are worth. Please keep doing things like Summer Fridays and I suggest instituting policies that encourage telecommuting. Even little perks that cost no money would go a LONG way. The company culture in general has improved and I am optimistic things will continue to improve.
I applied online. I interviewed at Lionsgate (Santa Monica, CA).
Interviewed online and didn't get a response until about a month later. Had a phone interview with HR and two in person interviews, including with the Executive who I would be working directly under. Everyone was really nice and this process went pretty quick but then never heard from them. When I emailed to follow up a few weeks after the last interview, they said they were still in the interview process but never gave me a definite answer after that. I expect this from bigger companies when I just have a phone interview, but when I make it to the final round of interviews, I would hope for the respect of at least an email saying I didn't get the job.
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