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Leopard Films USA Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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  1. "Assistant to Controller"

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Controller in Woodside, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant to Controller in Woodside, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leopard Films USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was great working in the entertainment industry. The corporate office in NY was a great learning experience and kept me up to par with my experience

    Cons

    It was only PT temp and would like to go further in my career and have more hours.


  2. "Utter chaos"

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    Former Employee - Production Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i can't really think of any

    Cons

    Management level employees had no idea what they were doing and the 'office' is a mess. They cram way more bodies in there than is legal. Everyone who worked on my show hated it and the producers. After working here briefly, I quickly decided i never wanted to work in production again. I imagine my outlook could have been different had I worked for a different company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are systematically firing employees one-by-one every week during production, perhaps it is you who're doing something wrong and not the people you hired.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "PA"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun entrance into the reality television industry

    Cons

    None, I am glad to have worked here

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Leopard Films USA - opportunities abound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is a fantastic launching pad for anyone who loves producing reality programming. Since the NY staff is small, each employee has a chance to be very involved in all productions from casting, producing, research.

    Cons

    Potential employees should be prepared to work hard for their talents to be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication with staff members at all times. The production personnel has the best intel on what's working or not on each production.


  5. "PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leopard Films USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Easy going attitudes all around

    Cons

    They tent to hire from outside rather than promoting from within


  6. "Good Start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Some travel
    A lot of responsibilities

    Cons

    Poor management
    Work can be slow
    Not much room for growth


  7. "Could be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Leopard Films USA full-time

    Pros

    - Senior Management team includes great talent and team leads who know what they're doing
    - Hours are flexible

    Cons

    - No cohesive leadership or communication from Executive management
    - Office politics can get intense and ridiculous
    - Raises offered to different people at different %age rates, no bonus
    - 0% health benefits covered and no other employee benefits offered (FSA, commuter, 401(k))

    Advice to Management

    - Executive management should be better about communicating with their team leads and trusting them to do their jobs well.
    - Put in place, and enforce, consistent HR policies regarding benefits, wage increases and bonuses.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Offer health benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leopard Films USA full-time

    Pros

    - Produces one of the top rated shows and it never goes on hiatus, so you are working all year
    - Opportunities to go on shoots
    - Learn a lot since it a smaller company
    - Co-workers are like family
    - Paid federal holidays
    - Easy 9-5 work week (almost unheard of when working in television)

    Cons

    - Pay is very low for the amount of work you do
    - Easily burnt out
    - Work is very monotonous and boring at times
    - A lot of micro-managing, management doesn't trust employees to make decisions
    - No health benefits ( company keeps everyone as a contracted employee even though you work throughout the year in order to keep from paying benefits)
    -No room for growth or career advancement
    -Office politics (favored employees are allowed to take paid time off and better career opportunities)
    - Departments are segregated (makes for awkward office parties), i.e. post only hangs out with post, producers only hang out with producers, etc.
    -Lack of diversity (not many people of color working in the office - especially in the higher management positions)
    -High turn over rate
    - Weird cult like attitude (if you leave the company, the people you worked with act like you betrayed them and stop talking to you because you left)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees well, trust them, offer benefits, appreciate them!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, promises things they can't provide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Long term, lots of shows in production

    Cons

    Low pay, management gives promises of work changes and promotions to hold talent for longer, then back off at the last minute

    Advice to Management

    Stick by your word if you want to keep talent


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Edit Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Production Managers are generally laid back and flexible about hours, etc as long as you do your work
    - A young, fun group of people.

    Cons

    -Like many TV production companies, there is a culture of favoritism to some employees in terms of salary, time off and opportunities for development--relationships with the right people are rewarded more than merit.
    -Most shows aren't that interesting and are highly formulaic, therefore it can get a bit boring after a while. Try and hop around from series to series if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a more competitive salary. Many of the other NY production companies pay way more than Leopard Films and as a result, turnover is high at Leopard.


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