Lionsgate "low pay" Reviews | Glassdoor

Lionsgate Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Aug 22, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

3.2
53%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
Approve of CEO
Lionsgate Co-Chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer
Jon Feltheimer
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people that are all passionate about the entertainment industry which creates a great work culture(in 17 reviews)

  • "Enjoyable work environment, easy to learn the ropes(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay compare to industry standards(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours are often required and an on-call type expectation outside of work(in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "low pay"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lionsgate part-time

    Pros

    Nice perks, hands-on approach, nice people

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other studios

    Lionsgate2018-03-25
  2. "Okay place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, execs are approchable, very collaboartive environment

    Cons

    High turnover rate due to insanely low pay, well below market rate for most positions. Company is very disorganized, execs are regularly late to meetings and there is generally no communication from top management. Nothing runs efficiently. There are also constant rumors that the company is being acquired, which doesn't help employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication from top management. Increase entry-level wages to market rate to prevent high turnover.

    Lionsgate2019-07-18
  3. "Good, not great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, ability to learn and grow quickly

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible benefits, toxic culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers, fight to keep good talent, fire underperformers, pay better

    Lionsgate2019-03-18
  4. "Great team to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate for more than a year

    Pros

    Everybody at Lionsgate seemed generally happy, which made for pleasant everyday encounters. People know their job, are happy with benefits, hours and their profession.

    Cons

    Very low pay compare to industry standards. Unstable environment and lots of changes happening constantly. Company as a whole struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know all your employees and get familiar with the work they actually do.

    Lionsgate2019-02-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Finance coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time

    Pros

    Great location Small company Great exposure Great coworkers Free coffee

    Cons

    Poor management Low pay Bad environment Executives don’t care about lower level employees

    Lionsgate2018-07-30
  6. "Good Place To Grow"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time

    Pros

    Get to engage in projects well beyond your title

    Cons

    low pay - growth depends on luck of your department growing - could get stuck

    Lionsgate2017-11-22
  7. "it's alright"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -friendly environment -great benefits -lots of activities for employees to be part of -screenings

    Cons

    -low pay compared to other studios -not much diversity in higher positions -work overload for little compensation -

    Advice to Management

    so many millions spent on marketing movies and stuff, try and spend some more on employees and recognize all the work they do with more bonuses.

    Lionsgate2017-09-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Summer Fridays where employees get to leave at 1pm. Employee screenings of company film slate. HR tries to implement new and exciting programs for employees including Aveda massages, health fairs, field day, mixers, mentor program, sports teams etc

    Cons

    Low pay for assistant and coordinator level positions which are all capped at the same rate regardless of experience. Limited potential for growth. Really hard to get promoted at all career levels. The whole company seems overworked and underpaid. It is completely unorganized internally. If they would only hire more people they could probably fix things. There is an INCREDIBLY high turnover rate for assistants. Most... leave after a year. Don't waste your time here - work an entry level position at any other major studio for double the pay! If you are looking at manager/director level positions or above its just as bad. You can find most departments coming in on the weekends to try and catch up on work.

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so your company can function and departments have a realistic and manageable workload.

    Lionsgate2017-08-20
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Neither here nor there"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionsgate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, extra activities, HR, etc.) but it has recently gotten slightly more expensive. Mostly great people to work with. Get to work on fun titles. Young, fun employees. Great office location.

    Cons

    Open work space is a disaster. Not conducive to the type of work done at a movie studio. Empty promises of raises and promotions. LOW PAY! Huge lack of communication from the top down. Horrible food options.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. Don't treat employees less than EVP's as nobodies. Gain better leadership skills.

    Lionsgate2015-12-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionsgate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Promotion from within, high industry exposure, large opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management strategy (unreasonable expectations).

    Advice to Management

    Invest more energy in the employees. Make short-term sacrifice of financial bottom line to cultivate long-term success with cutomer relationships, lower turnover, and increased employee loyalty.

    Lionsgate2015-10-08
Found 16 reviews