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Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Insane hours in some departments with no concern for an employee's work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Leadership constantly changing, no room for growth in any dept (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Culver City, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning environment and smart people

    Cons

    If I could work here forever I would


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    nice people, great working environment

    Cons

    no real cons that I can think of


  3. "Middle Management Stronger Than Senior Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Solid benefits. Great location. Active digital marketing team. Strong television portfolio.

    Cons

    Senior management less effective. Long run of under-performing films.


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  5. "Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Cool location
    - perks getting to watch filming and table reads

    Cons

    - don't give you much to do

    Advice to Management

    - more structure internship program


  6. "Entertainment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Industry perks, pay and benefits were good

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations. Too many politics


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of perks

    Cons

    Research department is limited, not a lot of opportunity for growth


  8. "GREAT CULTURE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really made an effort to create a culture on the lot. I've had staff who have said they couldn't wait to get to work on Sunday evening.

    Cons

    It's a hollywood studio and sometimes the movies just don't do well.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, not so great department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company perks - free movies, company events, on-site medical and dental, occasional set visits to television shows. On-site dining, company store, coffee bean.

    Cons

    The coordinator is actually an assistant. The upper management does not want to help the coordinator grow because they want the coordinator to assist them. Constantly undervalued, verbally abused and no room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The coordinators are here to make YOU look good. Learn how to treat them better and they'll be loyal to you.


  10. "Animation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great with the animation job

    Cons

    Low Salary for a good job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The lot is actually a rather wonderful location to work. The on site gym, commissary and coffee shop make things really convenient.

    Cons

    -Insane level of politics
    -Fear base culture that perpetuates bullying and mistreatment of employees
    -Insane hours in some departments with no concern for an employee's work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Blow this whole place up and start over! The films being green lit are dismal at best. The fear based culture kills creativity. This is a poorly managed company that is hemorrhaging money since they can't figure out how to function in the new climate. Please get rid of the old regime who get paid exorbitant amounts of money to bully everyone and make poor decisions. Sony should bring in some new, younger management who can think ahead of how to monetize the companies assets in the new digital era.



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