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Focus Features Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Focus Features as an intern

    Pros

    Everybody was willing to help you
    A lot of great experiences with the company's content
    Supervisors were always making sure that you got to be apart of every opportunity

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  2. "Great company, would work there again"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Focus Features as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people, responsible, effective and efficient

    Cons

    The project I was on got buried under larger projects and sometimes was delayed.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the insights of how a smaller studio runs
    Work with great people
    The intern program does a great job of having intern seminars where you can learn insight from some of the top film execs in the business

    Cons

    Often stuck doing the same routine work every week
    The learning curve is low


  4. "Great Experience in Development"

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    Former Intern - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focus Features as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a great experience working with executives and directors in all departments. As an intern, we all had a lot of exposure to all the projects in various stages of development and production. My supervisor was helpful and informative. I found my position here more than just an intern, but a valuable team member to the company.

    Cons

    I made some requests to be more involved in the director's day to day work (in communicating with agents and executives) but time restraint was an unfortunate factor (not their fault) in denying this request.

    Unfortunately there is no room for career opportunities.

    THE OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED! Such a shame. There were some great people working together there.


  5. "Cool movies, cheap company"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Business Affairs in Universal City, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Business Affairs in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focus Features full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, wonderful movies being made.

    Cons

    low pay compared to other studios

    Advice to Management

    love


  6. "Hands on Internship!!!"

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    Former Intern - Interntional Post-Production Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Interntional Post-Production Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focus Features as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really invest in the development of their interns

    Cons

    To get in the door on any level very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Structure your internships to be possibly essay based and ask more about candidates. The company seemed most partial to NYU and Columbia students.


  7. "Everyone was very nice and very focused"

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    Former Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Publicity Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Focus Features part-time

    Pros

    Everyone was very helpful and approachable

    Cons

    Everything was very boring, too intense, and not warm enough

    Advice to Management

    Spice up your lives

  8. "Focus, Great company, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator, Business Affairs in Universal City, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Business Affairs in Universal City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focus Features full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun group creating a fantastic product.

    Cons

    Lower pay then similar jobs at other studios. Small company so sometimes difficult to move up.


  9. "Great team"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focus Features as a contractor

    Pros

    Very experienced marketing and publicity teams, extended group of agencies and consultants. Positive work environment. Films produced are generally well received.

    Cons

    Many long meetings. New York office seems to work very long hours as they must be available for video conference with Los Angeles office. Long road to advancement as people stay in their positions for long periods of time, which provides stability overall, but less excitement for people to look to the future and build careers.

    Advice to Management

    Put more energy toward managing and developing employee skill sets. Give employees tools to participate in meetings and grow beyond job descriptions.


  10. "Amazing internship! Weekly seminars teaching you about the industry and more!"

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    Former Intern - Music Business Affairs
    Former Intern - Music Business Affairs
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focus Features as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working first hand with individuals responsible for the films release, distribution and success.

    Cons

    Internships only last the semester, unless you are considered for employment.