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Entertainment One Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • Little to no understanding of what people who work below them do (in 2 reviews)

  • HR dept is considered to be a joke (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "No complaints"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gave me an opportunity right out of school. Treated me well. Place to cut my teeth and earn some chops. Enjoyed it. Made friends I still stay in touch with.

    Cons

    No different then politics anywhere else. Nothing bad to say.


  2. "Good place to start out"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entertainment One full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people here are really nice. And it's a good place to start out, but wouldn't recommend staying for long.

    Cons

    No room for progression, pay is bad, and there is zero job security anymore

    Advice to Management

    Focus on current employees more instead of hiring new ones.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Humble Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Entertainment One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, charity work, team building activities, laid back atmosphere, end of year bonus, long paid vacation during Christmas, 401K and stock options. Health benefits including dental and eye.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up within the company. (at least the division I'm based in) When you sit down for your review and explain you'd like more responsibility, management will give it to you minus a promotion or compensation to show for it. Not a lot of training after you get hired in or take on new responsibilities. A lot of what you do you learn along the way. Certain departments are clicky and people gossip a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Take on more of a mentoring role. Help your lower level employees achieve goals and move up withing the organization. It's disheartening to see an intern hired after you get promoted before you because of who they know in Upper Management. Set a better example.


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  5. "Alternative Programming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some cool people, okay work environment

    Cons

    Leadership is floundering, office coordination and day-to-day is a mess

    Advice to Management

    Manage hours better.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Seriously underpaid."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office is closed for the Holidays.
    Reminded regularly by clients of the amazing job we do and the huge checks they receive.

    Cons

    Annual raises are around 1-2%. I'm told periodically that the company doesn't deserve my talent and I should look for a job elsewhere. Turn over rate of employment has been very high, and management tends to hire interns and temps on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees compensation packages and less in weak acquisitions. Overpaying for second rate content won't get you a better return, leave your fan instincts at home when you're negotiating deals. Try to stay relevant.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult company to progress in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Varied output, independent spirit, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Little career progression, salary levels disproportionate between senior staff and mid level


  8. "Amazing internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People, and great environment.

    Cons

    Can be a little unorganized at some point but just be able to do everything with a smile on your face..


  9. "Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed office environment, great chance to learn through first hand experience.

    Cons

    Not much that wasn't assumed.


  10. "Challenging industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sales team was great to work with.

    Cons

    Needed more focus on specific goals.

    Advice to Management

    Heard changes have been made recently and that is good news for this company


  11. "Not a bad place to work. The US business is very different than the Canadian business and does not offer as much upside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Entertainment One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate, smart people that work there. Forward-thinking management trying their best to stay with the changing marketplace that is the entertainment distribution business.

    Cons

    Declining business (physical media distribution) -lack of proper partner relations as staff just tries to hit numbers and keep head above water in a declining business model.



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