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Updated June 18, 2018
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Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Michael M. Lynton
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  1. "Great Culture and 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

    Sony isn't as corporate as some other studios may be, and they have a real underdog/innovative spirit. As an independent studio, they know they have to stay current to survive, which makes it feel entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    They're one of the smaller studios and don't regularly produce hit movies. This can cause financial concerns and there have been layoffs at various times in the last few years. There's a new CEO, too, so it's still uncertain about the future of SPE.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    less opportunity to grow next level

  3. "Digital Media Manger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great company, nice with employees.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to grow in the company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management from me


  4. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment , salary , people , benefits, leadership

    Cons

    leadership in some areas very biased.


  5. "High Context Latin Culture"

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Digital Media Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing offices. Located on Brickell Key (island right off Brickell). Most people are incredibly welcoming

    Cons

    Lack of transparency. As per most Latam HQs, the culture is very high context. What people say is often entirely different from how they truly feel. If you're a really direct, straight-forward working style... this may not be the best fit for you


  6. "Great campus"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus, gym on site, free to full time employees. Company cares about the environment; flex hours depending on your boss.

    Cons

    Need more women and diversity in Senior Executive management.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are competitive, and it is awesome to walk around the historic studio lot and see the different productions. People generally care about each other, and the connection with Sony in Tokyo is getting better.

    Cons

    Continual layoffs make it not the most stable employer, and it is stuck between independent studio and mega studio, so it's difficult to have great margins, no core values that distinguish it...so it's hard to attract the top crop. of workers.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a comprehensive leadership outlook that can be passed on to all leaders in the company...Generation Z is coming and they are only interested in companies with amazing corporate cultures - so get to work or you will be left behind the other studios and companies that are way ahead on this.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Content Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people there, the lot is located in Culver City and it's part of the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    The management is the WORST. There is a culture of berating and harassment. I also experienced racial discrimination from bosses. They are cheap and slow with needed resources. There is also a strange culture of blame and gotcha politics (often shifting blame to innocent parties by the people who created the problem in the first place), but management never seems to be actually interested in fixing the problem, which is childish and ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act!


  9. "Sr. Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    high profile entertainment job in cutting edge industry.

    Cons

    poor leadership and poor product support

    Advice to Management

    think more strategically


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill, given up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sony Pictures Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand name in the industry.

    Cons

    To list only a few, management are out of touch with the audience, industry, technology, and trends. Will protect the dumbest current employees and refuse to hire anyone from outside the company. This company will get sued for discriminating against external candidates(its not if they do,its when)

    Advice to Management

    A complete overhaul of the management from the top down is NEEDED TODAY. I can't believe no one from Sony Japan has't walked in and done this yet. Just because a person got lucky and is a current employee, it does NOT mean you should transfer them around or hire them for positions when there are passionate, smart, and great external candidates.
    For obvious reasons I can't say who I am or my position title. But I am in disbelief by the flat out stupidity that goes on inside this company.
    I have seen countless candidates come in for jobs and be turned away for some internal candidate. I have both heard and talked directly to managers, directors, etc. who admit that they did it for one of the following reasons, "they're too inpatient or lazy to wait 2 weeks for the new candidate to start", "they think it will cut expenses to use an internal candidate and then complain when the idiot internal candidate underperforms, my personal favorite "I don't want this you're,smarter, candidate to take my job". Translation, I don't want people finding out I'm stupid.
    You got lucky with Baby Driver and Spiderman Homecoming but you need to expand into other IP's and really focus on quality and adjusting to the new streaming markets.
    Passing on passionate external candidates who have youth, experience, the skills and graduate level educations is a terrible idea.


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