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Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "My internship has been a great learning opportunity with a lot of hands-on experience and great people to work with" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good perks and work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "I was not laid off but I ended up doing over 11 people's jobs and work life balance ceased to exist to be available to me or any one else" (in 11 reviews)

  • "While working in my current position we have not beeen able to thrive due upper management and the near weekly layoffs" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Senior Sales Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promote from Within
    Excellent Benefits
    Great people

    Cons

    Work could often be rote and monotonous

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Studio is Great"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Nice Lot
    Summer Fridays
    Employee Engagement
    Good Interview Process

    Cons

    Marketing Budgets are small
    Gym is old


  4. "On the upswing but still needs work on culture and grooming current employees for advancement opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New leadership. New direction.

    Cons

    Culture needs improving. Not much grooming for upward mobility.


  5. "Executive Assistant II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, PTO/vacation/sick pay, fun events on the lot

    Cons

    mostly hire internally rather than externally, lots of nepotism


  6. "Senior Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Such history on the lot and great people overall

    Cons

    very hard to move up and have your ideas heard

    Advice to Management

    reward talent more


  7. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator, Marketing Services
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Marketing Services

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

    Pros

    Great team, working on the lot

    Cons

    no downsides, everything is really great

    Advice to Management

    everything is great

  8. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    - Work/life balance
    - Beautiful Campus
    - Great perks (on lot theater, gym, etc)

    Cons

    - Not very organized
    - Not great pay

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better flow of materials.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The rich history of the studio, the beautiful lot, my immediate team. Good benefits, 401K

    Cons

    Career advancement - HR and upper management are not looking to invest in their current employees. Thinks everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Value your talent that you have on the lot. Don't micromanage


  10. Helpful (1)

    "studio page program"

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

    I worked at Paramount Pictures part-time

    Pros

    The friends you'll make in the program during the time you're there.

    Cons

    The uniforms, the management, the training, and having to compete with everyone just so you can work full-time.
    FYI-- they'll hire white people first before hiring any person of color. That's the trend you will see --no doubt.

    Advice to Management

    Provide decent uniforms that won't kill your employees in the summer.


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