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Sony Music Entertainment Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • Not a lot of room for growth into senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • Unfortunately, there's little to no advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sony has a very healthy overall culture and solid prospective outlook over the next few years.

    Cons

    Like most of the industry, can sometimes feel like we're lagging behind but senior management is prioritizing mitigating this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out and prioritize progressive solutions and partnerships that will help strengthen and grow the company and have positive impact on the industry and those that work within it.


  2. "not as exciting as i thought it would be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temp Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Temp Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great location, great employee (corporate) perks, casual attire, privy to new job vacancies

    Cons

    co-workers not too warm - quite stiff


  3. "College Marketing Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Marketing Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - College Marketing Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to dip your toes into the music industry while working flexible hours while in school

    Cons

    Structure of job greatly limited creativity, too report based, quantity was valued over quality


  4. "High pressure. Very political."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you love music or the entertainment this may be a good environment to be in. Creative youthful atmosphere. Great location

    Cons

    Employees are not valued other than as commodities. Very little opportunity to advance without climbing over the backs of fellow employees.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a loyalty program by investing in employee growth


  5. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great location, amazing workspace

    Cons

    Salary on the low end, not many perks, corporate atmosphere


  6. "Sony Music"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment, great people

    Cons

    Odd hours, high turnover in some areas


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture and strong company pride. Lots of talented and smart colleagues to work with. Opportunities to meet new artists and be part of an intimate performance at company events.

    Cons

    Career trajectory unclear especially given the changes and disruptions in music business in digital age. Limited access to senior executives.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with interesting artists

    Cons

    Not very creative people to work with, just big egos

    Advice to Management

    Don't feel threatened by others. Encourage people to perform their best.


  9. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, location and Perks

    Cons

    Work/Life, promotion to minorities.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity all over the company.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR is on point and very helpful

    Cons

    Politics and old workplace ways continue to stifle any growth


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