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Paramount Pictures Overview

Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Viacom
1912
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to the five new new Women In Film board members including Paramount Pictures' own Syrinthia Studer! Their role will be to further drive the organization's mission of "enacting change to make the entertainment industry equitable for all women, in front of and behind the camera."

    Women in Film Adds Five to 2019 Board of Directors

    The Los Angeles branch of Women in Film has elected five industry leaders to its board of directors. They are: Tracy McGrath, a senior physical production executive for Amazon's Original Movies division. She previously oversaw productions at New Regency, Miramax/Dimension and Buena Vista Pictures, and was the first senior vp physical production at CBS Films. Vanessa Morrison, president of Fox Family.

  • Applications for Paramount's Studio Tour Page Program are now open! Pages are integral to Paramount's culture, acting as brand ambassadors to guests touring the lot, and stepping in to exciting assignments within our dynamic business units. Follow the link to learn more and apply today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZxT

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Paramount Pictures – Why Work With Us?


OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television’s 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. 

Paramount is a subsidiary of Viacom, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

OUR CULTURE

The strength of our company is​ our people, some of the most talented and creative in the industry. Our multigenerational, multicultural workforce has shaped a unique culture centered on creative excellence, teamwork, opportunity and inclusion. We work hard to ensure that our diverse collection of creative thinkers, dreamers and doers are empowered to be their complete self and do their best work; and we are committed to fostering an environment that engages and respects all of our employees.

Employee Resource Groups

Organized through Viacom's Office of Global Inclusion, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are groups of employees who come together voluntarily to establish more visibility for their identity group and/or constituency.  

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each year, Paramount employees and their families are invited to get into the holiday spirit at our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The studio lot comes to life with festive lights, food, music, and more.

Movie Screenings, Take Your Dog to Work Day and More!

At Paramount, employees are encouraged to connect and have fun. Take Your Dog to Work Day, free movie screenings, networking opportunities, summer socials, and speaker series are a few of the fun events offered to employees.

CAREERS

Why join Paramount?

Paramount has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount’s passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry.

CAMPUS TO CAREER & THE PAGE PROGRAM

Why Intern at Paramount?

Want to launch your career at an iconic movie studio? Paramount's Campus to Career internship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on work experience in a vibrant and inclusive environment working with students and employees from various backgrounds. Through our varied program offerings, you’ll gain exposure across the organization while making meaningful connections for your future, and accessing exciting career opportunities.

The Page Program

The Paramount Pictures Page Program aims to provide talented individuals with the hands-on experience they need to be successful in the entertainment business. This prestigious program serves as an ongoing talent pipeline for Paramount, where more than 60% of Page graduates have moved into full-time positions within the Paramount family. Pages' main responsibility is to provide professional studio tours to paying guests as well as studio executives. The Page Program is also designed to serve as a modern day "Mail Room," focusing on the business end of the studio and frequently placing talented Pages in entry-level administrative positions on the lot. The program lasts between 18 and 24 months.

GIVING BACK

Viacommunity Day

Named for Paramount's parent company, Viacom, Viacommunity Day is an annual company-wide day of service. Click below to watch Paramount employees serving their communities around the world!

Volunteerism

The Kindergarten to Cap and Gown program offers Paramount employees an opportunity to make a lasting impact in the life of a student through mentoring, reading, career exploration and other volunteer activities.

Paramount employees participate year-round in special events including the annual AIDS Walk and Read Across America Day, and are often found volunteering their time and talents with underserved parts of the community.

Paramount Pictures Reviews

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    Pros

    Amazing history, strong sense of community, employees are valued, generous time off, ability to see how you're contributing to the bottom line, and a true work-life balance. The work is exciting and there are always opportunities to raise your hand for projects and to learn. If you work hard and are invested, you'll go far.

    Cons

    Paramount still seems to be working on getting its groove back, but with a great leadership team in place, they are on their way. The studio does not pay as well as some of its competitors, but in exchange provides a more balanced and fun working environment. People here really seem to care about one another and the future of the company.

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Paramount Pictures Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Paramount Pictures (Hollywood, CA) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online with NO connections to anyone at the studio. Received an email from the talent acquisition manager to set up an interview. Was invited to the studio had a brief interview with TA manager and then a 30-minute interview with Finance Manager whom I would be working under. Great experience!

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