Sony Music Entertainment Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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  • "little room for growth, each business unit seems to operate quite differently(in 18 reviews)

  • "Long hours and schedule changed a lot for an intern(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "great experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Licensing Intern 

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    Great snacks with cool people

    Cons

    Long hours And lots of work

  2. "Excellent way to get a foot in the door with the music biz"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Marketing Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    *Creative, interesting team of people to work with *Excellent way to get a foot in the door with the music biz

    Cons

    *Long Hours *Work / Life Balance


  3. "Great place to be if you love music"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    *open office layout *rooftop access *IT lounge on 19th floor *lots of learning opportunities *lots of networking opportunities *long holiday break *onsite gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    *long hours *not work life friendly *

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good for the name, but not somewhere for the long-term"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Obviously the best part is the subject matter. Makes otherwise boring work more interesting when it is related to music you listen to. Offices are new but open floor plan (can be a pro or a con). Company cafeteria in the building (not free). Company gym in the building (small and not free). Rooftop. Miscellaneous events Company shutdown over Christmas / New Year's

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Other companies in the industry pay much better (and are performing better in the market). Culture of cutting costs. Can be long hours, you may lose your passion for music after your time here. Uncertain path for career advancement. Territorial departments. Benefits are the bare minimum. Not many vacation days. No food / gym benefit. If you are not at a label or high up in management, not really any access to concerts or events.

  5. "Run away and fast!!!!"

    1.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment for less than a year

    Pros

    You work out of NYC

    Cons

    Horrible horrible management. Senior mgmt is extremely incompetent, unorganized and afraid of higher-ups. No benefits High stress Long hours (without pay) - Yes they will tell you that you will only get paid for 40hr but will have to work a lot lot more. Mainly at nights and on weekends without pay. If you complain you get fired. Crappy coffee in the office Bathrooms are filthy

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  6. "Great place to work but could use some more structure"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Media Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Kind, approachable people - Interesting work - Fast pace and fun

    Cons

    - Long hours and schedule changed a lot for an intern - I suggest full time for interns because many of them are in the city for the sole purpose of their internship

  7. "Intern"

    4.0
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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sony Music Entertainment

    Pros

    -encourage interns to create a community amongst themselves -concert and other industry perks

    Cons

    -expected to work long hours and no pay -experience really depends on the department

  8. "Product Developer"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment for more than 3 years

    Pros

    travel and meeting new people

    Cons

    long hours and high turnover

  9. "Good Experience"

    4.0
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    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

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Director Of Marketing"

    4.0
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    Senior Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Music Entertainment for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Perks, Great Facilities, Creative & Fun Environment, Great system, Recruits internally.

    Cons

    Legal bogs down their processes, Long hours depending on the departments & simultaneous projects running concurrently.

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