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Sony Music Entertainment Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, great work environment (in 31 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere and great people to work with (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be a bit challenging, but that is reflective of being in the entertainment business (in 6 reviews)

  • Legal bogs down their processes, Long hours depending on the departments & simultaneous projects running concurrently (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "College Marketing Representative"

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

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    I loved working as college marketing representative. It's a wonderful way to get your foot in the door in the music business, and you learn so much along the way. I highly recommend this position to any independent go-getter in college who is looking to start a career in music marketing, management, etc.

    Cons

    It can be tough being the only marketing representative of an entire city. If you were a rep in a larger city (NYC, Chicago, LA...) there were multiple reps, but in smaller cities, there is only one. You have to be confident and willing to teach yourself new tools constantly (though I don't view this as a con!).

    Be willing to work hard (again, not a con).

    The one drawback is that the pay is minimum wage of the state you are working in.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were fantastic.


  2. "risk appliance"

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    Former Employee - Risk Compliance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Compliance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice work environment , nice colleagues, good view, good location

    Cons

    i dont like the work content

    Advice to Management

    nice

  3. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great place, great people, lots of fun and respect

    Cons

    There's no so much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Less fear to try things in a different way


  4. "Fun but not career building"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great artist roster
    Global focus
    Passionate people

    Cons

    Difficult decision making processes
    Old style management practices


  5. "Great company but pay could be better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, opportunity to climb corporate ladder

    Cons

    pay is less than it would be in many other industries


  6. "5 Star Company, 1 star Industry!!!"

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    Former Employee - Music Publishing Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Music Publishing Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, H.R. does an amazing job of assembling the right personnel, and NYC is always a charm to call home.

    Cons

    Not any. The music business is and will always be the same! "Hurry Up & Wait"

    Advice to Management

    none.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic workplace and excellent compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a bit challenging, but that is reflective of being in the entertainment business.

  8. "Entertainment services"

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

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, competitative and community oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    At times it can be a bit overwhelming but all in all your part of a team built to work together and get through difficult times


  9. "Good Experience"

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

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited Shows
    Great Benefits w/Sony
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Bad Work/Life Balance
    Long Hours
    Average Pay

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more often than once every two years


  10. "Royalties Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone in the office is friendly

    Cons

    Rutherford office is rather boring


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