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Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Fun job, great benefits, great work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "My internship has been a great learning opportunity with a lot of hands-on experience and great people to work with" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance unfortunately" (in 12 reviews)

  • "When working full time in the summer, sometimes it is hard as an intern to constantly have stuff to work on" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. The people who work there are very pleasant and happy to be there. The intern program provides lots of learning experiences across departments.

    Cons

    The program is only ten weeks, which is fairly short compared to the duration of summer break. The company has also been struggling with their films lately.

    Advice to Management

    The studio needs to focus on developing new franchises, and ensuring higher quality of the films they release. Many films in the recent past have lacked the level of quality necessary to ensure success.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So many people were willing to meet up with me and explain what they did, why they loved their job and asked me questions! Great learning opportunity!

    Cons

    I felt like my department didn't plan on having an intern so I never had much work to do or a project to work on over the summer. I sat around on my phone for hours a day because there really was nothing else to do.

    Advice to Management

    Have each department write our a project or some work that they could actually have their intern work on to show that they actually need one and aren't just taking one to go through the process.

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, team environment, dynamic industry

    Cons

    Entertainment pay generally low compared to other companies.


  4. "Lots of challenges"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off, studio closes for Holidays

    Cons

    Understaffed so you will be wearing lots of hats and working long hours. Leadership challenges (too many execs who can't agree make it challenging to make decisions). Promotions are nearly impossible, don't expect to move up here. Salary restrictions (don't expect even a standard cost of living raise). Work/Life balance is not something this company values (don't expect flexible hours as the company does not even provide laptops to give you that option. Women beware, this company doesn't value you.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring more mid level employees and less EVPs, SVPs, Presidents.... Consider the cost of living in Los Angeles. Promote from within to help motivate your employees.


  5. "Great group of people but lacks work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Fun to be on the lot, lots going on, lots of work

    Cons

    Our department didn't allow laptops which kept us at work longer than needed. Understaffed.


  6. "National Manager"

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    Former Employee - National Manager
    Former Employee - National Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Remote Work, set own schedule, flexibility

    Cons

    SR management changes within fiscal years causes directional problems - lack of support from home office

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to stick to plan and work your "bench" for promotional opportunities.


  7. "Amazing Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing history, strong sense of community, employees are valued, generous time off, ability to see how you're contributing to the bottom line, and a true work-life balance. The work is exciting and there are always opportunities to raise your hand for projects and to learn. If you work hard and are invested, you'll go far.

    Cons

    Paramount still seems to be working on getting its groove back, but with a great leadership team in place, they are on their way. The studio does not pay as well as some of its competitors, but in exchange provides a more balanced and fun working environment. People here really seem to care about one another and the future of the company.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Paramount has such Great Benefits

    Cons

    Hard to advance up the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate Talent, better communication


  9. "Good Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Hard work pays off
    On lot cafes are very nice
    It's pretty
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Always working hard to wait


  10. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Poor work life balance unfortunately