Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2020

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3.8
72%
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93%
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Paramount Pictures Chairman & CEO Jim Gianopulos
Jim Gianopulos
43 Ratings
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  • "Studios production group is not taking enough risks in terms of film slate(in 17 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance unfortunately(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "An excellent team and work environment."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Marketing Partnerships in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is smart and talented and willing to work hard to get things done.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. The company needs to become more inclusive for people of color!

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  2. "Overall good impression of company—not so much department"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful lot and good employee perks. Proximity to Larchmont village is a plus

    Cons

    Management structure and mentorship is lacking in home media department

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No growth and poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful lot, great catalog of films, and fun to be working at a classic Hollywood Studio

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees, the work environment or promoting career growth. They rarely promote from within and will actively tell you that you will not see a promotion for many many years even at the assistant/coordinator level. High level managers are bitter and upset with their lives and careers and take it out on their lower level employees. There is a constant sense of distrust and dislike sewn between departments at all levels and within singular departments.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Leaders"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved product and my job and co-workers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Horrible management and lots of male egos

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  5. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is strong, some room for growth

    Cons

    Lots of change in the past few years.

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  6. "Highly recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great way to learn about studio operations

    Cons

    Part-time hours, minimum pay

  7. "Clear Communication of Expectations"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writers PA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff support and fair wages.

    Cons

    Long hours occasionally and lack of structure.

  8. "Great Studio Job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I have been working at Paramount Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and great benefits

    Cons

    Not easy to move up

  9. "it will do"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent benefits. The volunteer day is nice.

    Cons

    toxic culture, limited mobility, low pay

  10. "So much bureaucracy and politics"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Extra days off Community engagement and outreach

    Cons

    Complete lack of transparency Layers upon layers of needless bureaucracy No room for advancement or growth

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