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Updated Nov 1, 2021

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  • "Low pay for assistant and coordinator level positions which are all capped at the same rate regardless of experience.(in 55 reviews)
  • "Long hours and very competitive(in 12 reviews)
  • "Low salaries; employee moral not always the best; not the most communicative from the top down on reasonings for decisions(in 11 reviews)
  • "Poor management and not much room to grow(in 8 reviews)
  • "The culture is absolutly awful.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Politics and No communication

    Sep 1, 2011 - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful location. If you get in a good department with good people you will enjoy yourself for a while.

    Cons

    Capitalism at it's finest. Upper management doesn't care about anything but themselves. They are constantly giving each other praises and bonuses while pay raises and promotions take years to get through the pipeline

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Assistant

    Aug 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to jumpstart career

    Jan 18, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great office, people, infrastructure and resources. Company is one of the best organized compared to larger studios and they do a lot for their employees.

    Cons

    Lower pay range for entry and mid level positions compared to most studios and industry standards

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Assistant

    Jun 19, 2018 - Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture values; great benefits

    Cons

    Pay is incredibly low for entry level staff and they could show appreciation in other ways then simply salary and title

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Depends on what department you're in

    Feb 6, 2018 - Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of great people who work here. Good benefits. Gave me an opportunity where other studios might not have.

    Cons

    A lot of this may be about to change, but: Some department seem to balloon with Directors, VPs, SVPs, etc., while others have very little advancement. Not always proud of the quality of movies put out there. Not enough crossover between departments. Low on perks, sometimes you forget that we work in movies/TV/entertainment and it should be fun! Trying to modernize the culture but tough to shake out of the old school mentality. Pay for assistants and coordinators can be dismal.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Employee

    n/a

    Mar 21, 2022 - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    n/a some people were nice. great foot into the door

    Cons

    n/a low pay and oveworked

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Definitely A "Get Your Foot Through the Door" Company

    Nov 7, 2014 - Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool perks (like their rideshare system, where you get free movie tickets if you carpool with coworkers to work). Very casual environment. Everyone is super friendly and the company promotes a social environment. There are also unlimited sick days and you get winter break in December.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible in relationship to the amount of work that they expect you to do. They don't often (if ever) promote within and climbing up is a long ways to go.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Great Opportunity, Poor Compensation

    May 18, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lionsgate is a great place to learn because they're smaller and less rigid with their delegation of responsibilities. If you earn the trust of your supervisor, it's possible to take on more work. It's all department-specific as no two departments operate the same. Benefits are good and other employees tend to be friendly and great to work with.

    Cons

    One of the biggest drawbacks at Lionsgate (and what you'll find is a shared opinion amongst all that are below VP level) is that the amount of compensation is nowhere near industry standard, especially for the amount of work. Lionsgate is VERY top-heavy when it comes to pay. At this point in time, May 2016, the company has gone through budget-tightening and that means promotions and pay increases were stripped from employees at the beginning of the fiscal year. We even cut back on paper cups and validating visitor parking. Yet, we still get emails with press releases celebrating the newest VP promoted to EVP or company investments into redundant/ill-conceived projects. It's disheartening when you struggle to pay rent and have stacking bills to see the accolades and praise sprinkled at the top with no recognition of those of us in the shadows who, if absent, would make this company come to a grinding halt. It's no wonder that lower-level employees seek jobs elsewhere after 1 to 2 years.

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    7 people found this review helpful

    Lionsgate Response

    Thank you for the feedback. . A few points to clarify – Along with other leading employers in Santa Monica, we are focusing on reducing our carbon footprint and have made coffee mugs and other non-disposable cups available to all employees. Please drop by for a free coffee mug. On the Compensation front, we are constantly reviewing our salaries at each position level to ensure that they are competitive in the market. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Lionsgate

    Apr 5, 2019 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial atmosphere with innovative ideas encouraged. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant company re-organization causes employees to feel their positions are always in danger of being eliminated. Managers encourage staff to be competitive rather than collaborative. Managers compete with each other and often have different agendas, which pulls their staff into the line of fire from their political maneuvering. High staff turnover. Salary is less then competitors so it is difficult for them to attract and retain top talent. Company is not big enough to compete against corporate conglomerates like Disney and Amazon. Employees are often given title promotions instead of salary raises and required to take on more responsibility for the same pay or a minimal increase.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Learn as much as you can and move on to other places that value you and pay you well.

    Mar 5, 2011 - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lionsgate is a good place to start and learn the business. You get hands on experience with many facets of the business. Depending on department, you can modify your work hours and you can work from home if you're trusted by your supervisor. You can make good connections for your career. It looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Upper management has no respect for people under them. Pay is really lousy and by now about 50% below what everybody pays. Promotions and advancement is based on who you know and not how you work. The whole management of the company is complete chaos to hide people with VP titles that produce absolutely nothing. Nepotism is live and well here. Positions that become vacant are not replaced and instead the work load is distributed among people in the same department or to other departments. HR is completely inefficient and enlarges only their own department. People usually move on to other studios after 2 years.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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