Lionsgate Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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3.6
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Lionsgate Co-Chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer
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98 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people that are all passionate about the entertainment industry which creates a great work culture(in 19 reviews)

  • "Fantastic work environment, friendly coworkers and very approachable upper management(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Mediocre pay, long hours, stressful(in 18 reviews)

  • "Very low pay compare to industry standards(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Apr 19, 2021 - Offensive Coordinator in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      time off is nice to have

      Cons

      mobility is not good always

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Love the Company, but Management was OK

      Apr 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Santa Monica office, not too distant from the beach. Plenty of catered lunches, free snacks. Great upper management (EVP and above). Great benefits and company outings.

      Cons

      The commute was terrible no matter where you lived. That's probably something I should have assessed prior to my accepting the offer. While I enjoyed upper management staff, my direct manager in particular was not easy to work with. I sought mediation with HRBP's and even this individuals manager, but to no avail. It was incredibly hard getting over micro-management that plagued my department, and I was certainly not the only one complaining about it. My position was hard to keep filled...the turnover for that role was incredibly high...one can only ponder why that was. In addition, over the workweek I was busy for maybe 2 out of the 5 days I spent there. The lack of delegation was agonizing to say the least. Surely another person would be happy to sit there and do nothing at work but I was opposite of that. Needless to say, the place was otherwise fine. Wish I could have made it work!

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Staff Accountant

      May 5, 2021 - Staff Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Before pandemic, good benefits and perks

      Cons

      Lower than industry pay, no career advancement

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      First studio job

      Apr 21, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are good about giving you time off, they don't make you feel bad about missing days due to illness /family issues etc. 2 weeks paid vacation during the holidays Good place to get an idea of what the industry is like. Most of my colleagues were helpful and kind.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, I have way more cons to list than pros: If you aren't a favorite of upper management, forget about getting raises or moving up in the ranks. You will do the job of 5 people but get paid for 1. The pay is abismal and way below industry standards. HR is hardly involved in any capacity after you are hired. Expect to be answering hundreds of emails, sitting in required meetings all day long and not being allowed to work overtime to do your actual work properly. Quick turn over rate means people are dropping like flies and you get to "help out" until they fill the position, which can take months. Some people are not team players and will call out any little thing they don't like to upper management. The competition within teams can be daunting. Some people try way to hate to be management's favorite. Don't expect guidance from superiors on what you are supposed to be doing, also don't assume they know what you do. This is due to poor communication amongst upper management. Roles change often and you get little to no help with navigating those changes. Any time someone in an interview tells you "you'll have to wear a lot of hats" is a red flag. This means they are understaffed and lack organized strategies. Hence why everyone was swamped and exhausted 24/7. Expect this job to be your whole or you'll get chopped for not "caring enough" Expect to have deadlines constantly change

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Working here is just not worth it

      Feb 2, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Screenings in the theater are fun -Learn about the entertainment industry

      Cons

      The anguish and distress this company brings to most of its employees is unbearable. Favoritism runs DEEP here. You’re not guaranteed to be a “favorite” through hard work and a positive attitude. If you’re not chosen a “favorite”, you’re doomed to never be promoted or even recognized for the blood, sweat, and tears you put into your job. The management at all levels is bad. Major “re-orgs” happen more often than they should (this includes pre-covid times as well). Nobody ever knows what is expected of them at any level, because no one ever officially rewrites the job descriptions after each restructure. It’s every man/woman for themselves - re-orgs create a very vicious culture. It’s quite evident that restructures happen so often due to the fact that senior leadership does not think things through before pulling the trigger. Lionsgate hires “leaders” solely based on their entertainment knowledge/skills, and not at all on their managerial skills or personalities. A lot of leaders do NOT know how to lead. There is very minimal diversity at this company. Lionsgate is one of the lowest paying studios out there. Your time is better spent applying to another job where you get the pay you deserve. If you come to HR with an issue, they have a track record of trying to sweep things under the rug. You’ll hear “entrepreneurial spirit”, but it’s purely lip service. People are afraid to give honest feedback to executives. It’s pure chaos. It’s just not worth it.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work - boutique studio & streaming service

      Apr 15, 2021 - Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Commitment to DEI -Small teams - Opportunity for stretch projects - Great benefits

      Cons

      -Pay for entry-level positions is low but catching up

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Entry Level Positions Don't Get Promoted

      Apr 30, 2021 - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      tuition reimbursement and health insurance were both decent

      Cons

      managers who weren't made for managerial positions, archaic practices, no upward mobility for entry level roles, horrible dynamic between starz and lionsgate

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Place to Work

      Apr 4, 2021 - EVP in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very employee centric and progressive

      Cons

      Highly competitive environment which makes it tough for new entrants

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Honest review

      Apr 7, 2021 - Senior Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great intel into salary planning

      Cons

      You need to create an account to access information

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Mar 22, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture is improving, fun office perks, you're not siloed in one department, a rarity in entertainment

      Cons

      Pay is well below industry standard

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