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Updated December 30, 2016
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  1. "Previous employee"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and environment are friendly.

    Cons

    Wish they promoted within first.


  2. "boring"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits, some work perks

    Cons

    beurocratic, slow, and risk averse


  3. "Manager's Point of View"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, in house athletic department to go to for workouts or company sports leagues, comfortable campus in the studio

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics, promotion is rare, questionable movies that are greenlit


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manjit Singh - The New President is ineffective and worse than David Bishop !."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good if somebody wants to build a career in a dying DVD business .

    Cons

    The company focuses only on transactional VOD and EST business which has limited scalability . Manjit is also custodian of a dying DVD business . Keeps making silly , juvenile and non-strategic presentations in All Hands meet . Seems like he just wants to retire with a fat salary. Hasn't done or porposed a single scalable model for SPHE . Make senior level appointments who have no skills to drive innovation .

    Advice to Management

    Please broaden your business portfolio and align yourself with TV business . No need to have a highly paid President for SPHE as the division will never scale up . Its just a cost cutting place and its unfair on talented employeees .


  6. "top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits package is nice. walking around the lot is nice. free movie screenings.

    Cons

    There are too many VPs, SVPs and EVPs. The EVP I worked under was completely inexperienced and, in my opinion, promoted into a position for which she was not ready. The SVP under her was entirely more competent. I also found management to be two-faced so it was always hard to gauge my performance. They had vague ideas of how to achieve goals, but didn't empower workers to make decisions to reach those goals. Their data systems were significantly under-built, to the point of hindrance.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the VP, SVP and EVPs. Be honest and direct. Don't spend so much time in useless meetings, and meetings about meetings. Know when a vendor you are using is not providing you any value but merely wasting your time with endless meetings. Know the difference between business intelligence and data science. Don't blindly follow what some 25-year old, probably recent MBA grad consultants tell you what to do.


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, movies, people

    Cons

    Politics, competition, micro management

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more autonomy


  8. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, amazing work life balance, great pay/ benefits. Movie screenings. Executives are respectful & care about the well being of their teams. Annual bonus are great

    Cons

    Internal politics which exist everywhere. Employees are given great perks that sometimes turns them into being lazy & drama filled.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growth from within & hold employees accountable.


  9. "Good People, Iffy Industry"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entertainment industry, good people, lots of directions to grow.

    Cons

    Not as much upward mobility as you would hope for.

    Advice to Management

    More upward mobility to retain employees.


  10. "Review of Home Entertainment division"

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, average pay, daycare nearby.

    Cons

    Terrible data security, as made apparent with the latest data breach.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better environment for people to thrive. Many people consider the company culture to be oppressive, clique-y, and unprofessional.


  11. "Difficult to get promoted, doesn't recognize talent."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance was good, at least in my experience. Made some great friends. Benefits are good. Decent place to get your foot in the door and get your career started. However, if you want to grow and develop your skills, maybe take off after a year or two.

    Cons

    Overall studio leadership is clueless. Home Ent leadership is also clueless - they do a great job of doing more and more of the same. Some of the executives have been there way too long to be effective - their ideas reflect that. The Old Boys Club is alive and well there. Refusal to recognize talent unless you're in the boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Digital is here to stay, deal with it. How can you be innovative and "best in class" when the leadership can't adapt to the market and be agents of change within the organization?


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