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Lionsgate Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Lionsgate Co-Chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer
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Pros
  • Great people and a variety of projects to work on (in 9 reviews)

  • you will learn a LOT, and most of the company is based out of the same office so lots of people to meet and talk to (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, low pay, a lot of favoritism (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance at times (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Lionsgate is a stellar company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Department was packed with new projects. People were very friendly. If you can find a way to add value to your position, you can move up quickly.

    Cons

    The pay is low but industry standard. Room to grow but takes a lot of time to move up. People stay in the same position for 2+ years before new opportunity presents itself naturally.


  2. "Vice President, Business Affairs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    entrepreneurial environment, aggressive business environment, tons of really smart and savvy executives, strong distribution, television and film businesses and competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of internal synergy between departments

    Advice to Management

    Exert strong leadership and protect your junior execs from senior political battles


  3. "Decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publicity and Promotions Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Publicity and Promotions Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn - many opportunities given
    Great people
    Lots of room for growth and improvement

    Cons

    Often times over-worked
    Poor work-life balance at times
    Poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation


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  5. "Decent company with little growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, laid back atmosphere. Friendly group of people to work with.

    Cons

    People tend to stay at thier jobs for a long time. Many executive positions, with little opportunities for lower level employees to move up.


  6. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and overall involvement is great and makes me sure that I want to be in this industry. It is what you make it but it is not hard to get involved. Accommodate for interns very easily.

    Cons

    Not very much to say here besides maybe the cold temperature in the office. But really, bring a jacket if you get cold often because it's freezing in the office.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tribeca Shortlist - A Mess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lionsgate (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great HR dept.

    Cons

    Fear-based operation. CEO does not communicate to team. Middle management hires based on fear and not experience - hires wrong people for the jobs. Huge power grabs by middle management happening because CEO is so ineffective. Eight women in both upper and lower management either quit or were laid off in less than a one year time period. No one in upper management is inspiring or has true self-less leadership abilities. For a start up, operates like an old person with dementia, so afraid to experiment and create new business opportunities. Silo work style.

    Advice to Management

    Hustle. Talk to employees more than once a week. Take management classes and learn new ways to communicate. Operate more like a start up and less like a company. Inspire people away from the negativity. Have an open door policy for inter-personal problems. Stop hiring crazy people. Take chances with the product, experiment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great (401K, Dental, Health, Vision, tuition reimbursement)

    Cons

    Staff are underpaid, not much of a company culture, and position titles are inflated.

    Advice to Management

    Work with staff to treat them better.


  9. "A Stop, not a Destination"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's certainly nice to work at a major independent studio. It's not so big that the separate departments aren't familiar with one another, but the future of the studio isn't riding on one or two projects, either.

    Cons

    It may have been because my department was smaller/not used to having interns, but I did not get a great look at the nuts and bolts of development and acquisitions. About 90% of my time was spent at my desk, reading scripts and providing coverage. I sat in on one acquisition meeting where actual greenlit projects were discussed, but I did not feel like I had much impact. If you are looking for an internship that will lead to employment, this is not the position for you.

    Advice to Management

    It may have been because I was an intern during the Spring period, but it felt like I didn't really see interns from other departments outside of Lunch and Learns. It would be nice to organize some networking events/mixers outside of the office (if you can find the money for it) to help your interns build a network with one another.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Meh in every sense"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good networking, good on your resume, decent vacation and holidays, free parking, casual dress, free movie screenings, annual community service day

    Cons

    Lionsgate is meh. The movies and tv shows are meh (brainless entertainment). The pay is meh. The office is meh (white walls and fluorescent lights everywhere). The people are meh (good at their job but not good enough to work somewhere else). Employee perks are meh (free movie screenings after its in theaters, one holiday party per year, bagels once a month, free coffee).

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a reason to be excited to come to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time

    Pros

    - Great location in Santa Monica
    - Some departments are very passionate about what they do
    - Good medical, dental, and vision plans

    Cons

    - Politics gets in the way of progress
    - Employees in most departments are expected to overwork themselves

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more encouraging of a work/life balance.


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