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Paramount Pictures Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Free movie screenings, awesome networking events and nice HR team (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, good work environment (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Occasionally chaotic work / life balance but it is expected (in 10 reviews)

  • Also pays really poorly with long hours (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Heart"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees have heart and want to turn things around.

    Cons

    Been on a down slide of late. No upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the elitism and change the green light process. Promote from within.


  2. "Great First Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of creative control.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great.


  3. "Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paramount really relies on assistants, so you get a lot of hands on experience very quickly.

    Cons

    Most assistants are doing A LOT more than just administrative duties and are not compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate bonus & raise procedures. People are giving their all and are not being rewarded.


  4. "Political unstable environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful, historical movie studio. The employees that have managed to stick around are super knowledgeable and friendly. Good employee benefits and community service program.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Bad higher management with poor hires that departments are stuck with. Less than competitive pay which causes talented workers to move elsewhere. Unstable environment with layoffs and lackluster films. Bad morale.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good employees to encourage them to stay. Provide some hope and direction with future releases and long term plans.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Senior Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -beautiful lot
    -less stressful work
    -some really friendly and open minded cowokers
    -employee friendly events, food truck movie preview etc, or like some interns who mentioned in their reviews- coffee (wow).

    Cons

    -limitation on promotions. Company loves bringing people from outside
    -way below industry pay
    -nepotism: from intern to execs. It is unreal.
    -huge losses due to incapability of its marketing people.

    Advice to Management

    Jump ship when you can. There is no way around unless you fire the whole company what is a product of sick nepotism .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really unhappy workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, high level projects and good assistant culture.

    Cons

    Intense pressure on executives from the top down. Very competitive, high stress and anxiety amongst all executives and can be cut throat. Also pays really poorly with long hours. Worst job I've ever endured.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making everything seem like it's life or death.


  7. "Internship Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team, meet interns across the lot

    Cons

    LA traffic is absolutely horrible


  8. "Page Program"

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    Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to see the behind the scenes of a movie studio

    Cons

    The program is poorly managed and doesn't help people to grow


  9. "PF Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people, plenty of perks (i.e. free screenings, on-lot activities, employee appreciation luncheons, competitive salary)

    Cons

    not enough parking, parking in off lot locations (i.e Forever Cemetery)

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of experience but very hectic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paramount Pictures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very busy, gained a TON of experience that went beyond the usual intern work. Felt like I had grown and learned a lot by the end

    Cons

    Very busy. Was partially because it was a busy period but spent late late hours at the office and worked some weekends from home on emails. All in all though, was worth the experience gained.

    The company felt like it was in a bit of a tailspin and everyone was very stressed out as a result (on top of their own work).

    Advice to Management

    I think my time at Paramount, there were a number of extenuating circumstances that made it an unusual internship, but perhaps just do a better job communicating with employees so people are less stressed about job security and better able to focus on their work.


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