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Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Since EP is an employee-owned company, the hard work you put in could well be reflected in the increased value of your own stocks (in 17 reviews)

  • Great company, great benefits, ESOP (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Evolving is hard but worth it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People. Culture. Benefits. The future is bright as technology replaces manual work so the employees can focus on value added activities to serve our clients.

    Cons

    Silos. Lack of forward thinking and some entitled employees. Change is tough but worth it in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, trust employees with the truth, keep moving forward despite negative feedback, our clients deserve it.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jul 28, 2017 – SVP, Product Management

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re glad to hear you share the view that the future is bright at EP. We do have an exciting vision that will significantly change our industry for... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Database Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, family and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many politics and unorganized, more managers than the actual devs

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    It is great to hear you enjoyed the people you worked with and the friendly environment. We have recently implemented a new performance management process to encourage regular, open communication... More

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Nothing real"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Entertainment Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work attire. Holidays celebration.

    Cons

    You are totally on your own. Doing a good job will not save you fron being laid off , no matter how much Hard work and long hours you put in or how excellent work relationship you got going with your teammates and your manager, if your name comes up the list of lay off, your manager will be the first to sign off on it. Also, Since it is an employee owned company, you will be let go before you get get fully vested in the company, 5 years, so you will not collect any shares,. However, if you are one of the good old boys, executives, or a low paid employee with no ambition or whatsoever then you are off the radar.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the well-being of your employees.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Total Rewards Manager

    Thank you for providing your honest feedback. The process leading up to termination is extensive with many checks and balances between Talent and department leadership before any action is taken. We... More


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Overpriced Mgmt talent doesnt buy you quality products and service"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many years ago it was a really fun, inspiring place to work .... not so much now.

    Cons

    They hire mgmt. from the outside so there is no chance for advancement. The company is no longer employee owned as they have cut most of the onshore employees. You will spend most of your time in a cut throat environment wondering when your going to get cut. The mgmt. is overpaid and out of touch. A lot of high energy big talking alpha male mgmt. can be expected. Much of what used to be done onshore is now done offshore. The tech is dated so don't expect to be working with cutting edge marketable tech. The middle mgmt. has been in the same spot for years so don't expect inspired motivated managers. The morale is low as many employees have watched friends be cut who have worked for the company for years. The company was a really fun place to work but the change in tone and mgmt. have led to a very dark and gloomy soulless place to work.

    Advice to Management

    All that high priced mgmt talent has yet to deliver. The reason being is that is was the talented software engineers who once loved working there that went the extra mile to deliver. They are gone now replaced by low wage offshore mediocre talent. A lot of folks who had deep connections to the studios are gone replaced by slick talking, bottom line, upper mgmt alpha male types who the studios know don't get it. The irony is that the studios are not internalizing what you once did for them and using newer tech like Hadoop to do it.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 14, 2018 – Talent Business Partner

    Thank you for your honest feedback and for your years of dedicated hard work. The company is 100% employee owned and the vast majority of our employees work in the U.S. Technology groups have ebbs... More


  5. "BA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time

    Pros

    It has a great work environment.

    Cons

    The pay can start from rock bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Total Rewards Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We work hard to create a good working environment for our employees and are excited about our new state-of-the-art collaborative workspace in Burbank... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entertainment Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management is a mess.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Entertainment Partners full-time

    Pros

    CEO really cares about the company and is steering it in a good direction. I established many good relationships at the company.

    Cons

    PMO lead did not recognize my value or align my strengths w/company needs. Invested 5 years and chose to leave due to this unresolved issue.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 14, 2018 – Talent Business Partner

    Thank you for your five years of dedicated service. We do have great people who care deeply about the company! We recently rolled out a new performance management process that promotes increased... More

  8. "Paymaster"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time

    Pros

    ESOP, schedule options, year end bonus

    Cons

    Low pay, high turnover, selective advancement

    Advice to Management

    Quality. Not quantity.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Total Rewards Manager

    Thank you for your response. We are happy to hear that you have valued the ESOP, the flexible schedules, as well as the total compensation package. One of the things we are proud of is our reputation... More


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Latest changes are frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Entertainment Partners full-time

    Pros

    The core group of employees that I interact with are hard working and well intentioned. The Company is a leading in this industry.

    Cons

    The executive team seems out of touch with the core base of employees. I feel that Ivory Tower syndrome has kicked in and that they don't understand the real impact of pushing health care costs down to the employees. $250/month may not seem like a lot of money to them but it is for many. While still less than what others pay at other companies, this was one of the perks of being an employee-owner. I feel my shareholder voice is not heard.

    Advice to Management

    Try to empathize about the struggles of the common folk, who by the way are the folks working hard to improve shareholder value.

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Total Rewards Manager

    Thank you for your honest feedback. We do have amazing, hard-working employee owners at EP!

    Changing our health insurance policy was a very difficult decision for our executive team to make and a... More


  10. Helpful (11)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Willing to make changes to advance technology

    Cons

    Lay-offs, loss of long time knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Should be careful when making changes in Technology focus to "first do no harm"

    Entertainment Partners Response

    Jul 28, 2017 – SVP, Product Management

    Thanks for your feedback. We’re glad you agree that we need to continue to change and evolve as a company to maintain and build our market leadership. While difficult, realigning teams are... More


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