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Lionsgate Reviews

Updated April 26, 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 8 reviews)

  • You learn a lot here and get to interact with a lot of upper management (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Low pay, poor management strategy (unreasonable expectations) (in 6 reviews)

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

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    • 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. "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.


  3. "Executive Producer/EVP Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - EVP in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Freelancer - EVP in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionsgate (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very creative, entrepreneurial, fast paced

    Cons

    growing pains, limited movement within the organization


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are really friendly. Work on location is exciting and creative. Team environment is comforting and allows you to learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. The industry is about who you know and if people like you and like working with you. If you screw up on one job and anger anyone, you probably won't get another job on the next film.

    Advice to Management

    The opportunities for young people is slim if you don't know someone in the industry. Maybe allowing a larger range of people to apply would intensify the talent in the company. For example the art departments would benefit from some really talented architecture students.


  6. "Great group of people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best groups of people that I have had the privilege to work with.

    Cons

    Cursed with the typical entertainment industry bug of "fire drills" and "squeaky doors"

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive than reactive. Commit to a well thought out plan, based on information from the "trenches", get commitment, document progress and adjust accordingly....repeat.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Great Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Actor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Actor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed working with Lionsgate. Most of my work revolves around the director (for film), but Lionsgate doesn't skimp where other companies have.

    Cons

    Sometimes the food is really bad. They get catered food for us, and it's good at first, but day after day it's the same thing. (I hope you like pasta with red sauce)

    Advice to Management

    I would have to say that we would appreciate better food on productions. We're working on a $100M movie, certainly the food can be a little nicer.


  8. "Floater"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Temporary Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, variety of roles, employee perks & great benefits, common interest in film making, great content

    Cons

    tough industry, competitive, corporate politics (like any other studio)... gotta play the game.


  9. "Tax Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Management care when you ask a question and will take time to answer and delve into big picture stuff.
    • Flexible hours.
    • Interns are provided with "Lunch and Learns," chances to meet professionals of other departments and ask questions.
    • Free screenings (sometimes ahead of release date) of Lions Gate movies.

    Note: the first two bullet points are specific to my department, the second to are directed at Lions Gate as a whole.

    Cons

    • Sometimes I didn't have much work to do.
    • Low pay for interns, $9/hr.
    • Not much talk of potential employment there after internship (but honestly, do the big 4 first).
    • Limited to 24 hrs a week.

    Note: the first bullet point is specific to my department, the other three are directed at Lions Gate as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Address the cons.


  10. "Hardworking team with forward-thinking agenda"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great resume builder, and way to make connections
    -Productive office environment
    -Open-minded management (mostly)
    -Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    -Middle-of-the-road pay for mid-level employees
    -Internal promotions happen but are directly dependent on personal relationships
    -Long hours, work/life balance is a struggle even in such a laid back environment


  11. "Great atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    - Filled with energetic, easy to work with people
    - Laidback culture
    - Great lunch and learns for interns to get to see big Lionsgate execs give talks
    - Great food trucks in the immediate area

    Cons

    - Could be better at facilitating friendships among workers from other departments
    - Restaurant in the office is too expensive

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a whole lot of advice to give the management, honestly. As far as I could tell, getting in touch with management isn't difficult, as the company isn't very big, which is a great thing.


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