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MGM Studios Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is good, of course, there are times that more is demanded of you, but then you can make up for it in the downtime" (in 4 reviews)

  • "If you want to work in the entertainment industry, this is a great company to be a part of" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover rate in senior management" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No talent retention efforts (no one cares)" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MGM Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here truly become like family. It's easy to come to work when you like who you work with. The culture is becoming more open, which is nice. You get paid what you get offered, surprise, surprise, not sure why so many people complain about the pay if they know what they are getting offered before they accept the job! Work/life balance is good, of course, there are times that more is demanded of you, but then you can make up for it in the downtime. Really enjoy the location and what time the company is doing in general.

    Cons

    Not everyone is in the same building.

    Advice to Management

    Put everyone in the same building.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office/building, friendly staff, nice location, some screenings sometimes

    Cons

    A lot of people complain about their jobs regularly- it's like no one's happy to be there. Too much stress, long hours, no apreciation from management. Office politics and back stabbing is out of control and management does nothing. Turn over is very high and there is a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every employee with respect, pay fair wages, and get rid of 'dead weight' employees, no matter how senior they might be.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaged like crazy and it makes it extremely difficult to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team. You hired them for a reason. Respect them and their time.


  4. "Promising!"

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    Current Employee - Mailroom in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Mailroom in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Truly enjoy working for MGM. From my fellow colleagues to upper management, I've had nothing but a wonderful working environment since the day I started. There is room for advancement as well as continuous learning opportunities that I hope to take advantage of.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Quick Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MGM Studios full-time

    Pros

    - Location
    - MGM is a brand that most people know and love
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - MGM does not encourage or provide a sense of culture to it's employees-- most people do not seem happy or excited to go to work everyday
    - Pay is low for lower level employees
    - Most people stay stagnant in their job positions for long periods of time
    - Management micromanages so many aspects of employee's work
    - Work/life balance is heavily skewed towards work

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they deserve. Start treating employees of all levels a bit more equally.


  6. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people are great. Everyone is really nice, hard-working and capable.
    - It is an excellent learning environment, especially for those who are new to the entertainment industry. There are also opportunities to advance your career and move up in the ranks as long as you are competent and hard-working.
    - There are some great perks for employees such as screenings and various discounts as well as great medical, dental, and vision coverage. The location is also a major plus being near tons of great restaurants and shops.

    Overall, it is a fun environment to be in every day. If you want to work in the entertainment industry, this is a great company to be a part of.

    Cons

    I have really enjoyed my experience thus far and don't have anything negative to write.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  7. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Marketing department has a fantastic team looking for new ways to innovate the brand

    -Leadership seems open to enhancements within the company to increase employee morale

    - Fantastic library of award winning content

    -Working to offer competitive compensation packages and grow talent in house, while bringing in top notch candidates

    Cons

    -Growth and improvements take time which can be trying on those who have been with the company for an extended period of time

    Advice to Management

    Continue down the path of enhancing corporate culture, provide management with the tools needed to take action on employee growth and encourage a strong work/life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "MGM new regime - be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MGM owns the BOND franchise

    Cons

    no upward mobility. long hours. bad company culture. micromanagement. not creative. lame.

    Advice to Management

    try harder.
    empower your employees. be better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Domestic Broadcast Dept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was descent and there is clean bathrooms available. Besides that there are not any pros to working at mgm.

    Cons

    Management is a petty, small micro manager that enjoys berating female employees in his office. Find it interesting that he doesn’t speak to the males in the office like that (small). This truly is where careers go to die (just look around).

    Advice to Management

    Go into a different career, fast food maybe? Maybe try sanitation or some other field that you are not managing anyone.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly run"

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    Current Employee - Superstar in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Superstar in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MGM Studios full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting TV shows and some good movies

    Cons

    CEO was fired with five years left on his contract. Company is now run by nine execs. Decisions are made by committee. Power battles left and right. No talent retention efforts (no one cares).
    Employee turnover is north of 50% in a lot of groups/ divisions.

    Advice to Management

    They know what needs to be done. I doubt they care to change anything.


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