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Updated September 21, 2017
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton
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  1. "Needs to learn to treat all employees with equal fairness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1 Week Paid vacation during Christmas -- New Year's
    Medical & Dental Benefits

    Cons

    Preferential Treatment
    Management lacks professionalism in dealing with employee terminations


  2. "AMAZING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    The team gives you real tasks (like covering the desk, rolling calls, etc)

    Cons

    Some busy work (coffee runs)

  3. "This used to be a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (if you are a blue badge holder). The studio lot, being the old MGM lot is full of wonderful Hollywood history. Being on the West Side, I think it has one of the best locations,

    Cons

    The current management has no vision or leadership. It does not value its employees, especially those who have been loyal and have been with the company for 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients."

    Sir Richard Branson


  4. "Great place to work, lots of perks."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site gym, eateries, medical, dental, shops. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes no recognition of hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Show more gratitude to employees.


  5. "it's been a tough road"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's nice to work on a lot
    you get time off between xmas and nye

    Cons

    environment can be hostile
    deadlines are missed
    no decisions being made
    budgets cut constantly to cover other costs
    everyone out for themselves
    not a one-sony

    Advice to Management

    make a decision and let's go with our gut!


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room to grow. Opportunities if you work hard

    Cons

    work/life balance can be tough sometimes


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The people, and the perks of being at a studio lot. Generous vacation, and closed during the December holidays.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive. Talent management and career growth is not a priority on all teams.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on the talent

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great place, great perks, stressful time for the studio"

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    Former Employee - BRM Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - BRM Manager in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great perks (happy hour), overall great compensation

    Cons

    frequent layoffs, sometimes people are there for way too long

    Advice to Management

    more internal mobility opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great place to work, but not without its flaws"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always plenty of work to be done
    Chance to see film/TV projects come to fruition
    Very good benefits
    Companies makes an effort at employee appreciation
    Working on the lot affords plenty of perks
    Fantastic gym (free for employees)

    Cons

    Depending on your role, advancement opportunities may not be as advertised
    High rate of recent executive turnover so things feel a bit directionless
    Salaries are essentially at the minimum acceptable level for new employees
    Days can be very long if you don't make yourself leave
    Certain departments are understaffed

    Advice to Management

    As overworked as everyone is, please make more of an effort to connect with your employees regarding performance reviews, opportunities for growth and advancement, etc.


  10. "Happy to work"

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

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Significant management change over the last several years.


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