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Twentieth Century Fox Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider
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  • Not many people leave, so room for growth (read upward mobility) may be difficult depending on the department (in 12 reviews)

  • Difficult to achieve full time employment (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent benefits, very political as you grow"

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Many veteran employees blocking access and growth.


  2. "Change is happening for the better."

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a new focus on an inclusive culture. It is coming from the top down which is helpful in building teams.

    Cons

    It's tough to level-up with so many senior middle management waiting for their turn, so promotions come few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust for current working conditions. Mobile and off-site work should be encouraged.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    Most executives (not all) have high stress and speak with inappropriate language towards others which caused a low vibrational environment. There was often finger pointing at other departments so business units often didn't get along.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to understand, work collectively with other business units, and practice self-care and mindfulness. If irate, remember the power of language, how it affects the environment and your own image.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent but could be better"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some fun perks (movie screenings, BBQ's, employee events) and many nice people to work among.

    Cons

    HR doesn't seem very interested in taking a proactive stance towards "bad" managers and the sense of executive "entitlement" is too prevalent. HR often views the employee lower on the rung as the problem rather than the "bad" manager. Pay is also on the low-side.

    Advice to Management

    Take much more of a proactive stance to weed out "problem" managers (i.e., anonymous surveys, etc.) Work to break down silos and create a more collaborative environment between business units and within business units.


  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most innovative entertainment business entity to work in.

    Cons

    Most do not value the opportunity being there.

    Advice to Management

    Dan Dauer, presents best Managerial Style - easy to work for.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People were great. Work was challenging but was a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Promotions have to be fought for tooth and nail. Pay is at the bottom of the big 6 studios. Company is very stingy with compensation and raises are very hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people and help them advance their careers.


  7. "Avoid Like the Plague"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for FOX Sports. You get to do some cool things sometimes, but it's rare unless you're way up the totem pole.

    Cons

    FOX Sports: They pay you in peanuts and treat you as dispensable everyday. Bosses have zero respect for employees lives or successes.

    When I say peanuts, I mean that I have a bachelors degree, masters degree, worked for the company for 4 years, received 4 promotions in that time (up to full-time Associate Producer), was given 5 company achievement awards, and only made $40k per year... Good luck paying the bills with "experience."

    Advice to Management

    Grow a heart.

  8. "Review from an IT perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people. IF you can get into a good group this company is awesome

    Cons

    Depending on your group there is not growth. Some really bad IT managers or I should say micro-managers. No leaders

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Groom them. Coach them so they can succeed


  9. "Male-dominated Workplace Culture Alienates Talented Women"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues for the most part. Teamwork encouraged. Casual work environment. Excellent medical and dental benefits. Perks like employee sponsored wellness fairs and workshops, BBQs, charity opportunities.

    Cons

    Good old boys network is alive and well at Fox. Latest example in my division is that senior management fast tracked a man with zero managerial experience, limited knowledge of how the department supports business efforts, and horrible people skills, from Analyst to Executive Director over the span of 4 yrs. He is clearly in over his head, contributes little to the overall functioning of the dept and has no status or recognition within the tight-knit entertainment industry community. Other members of the dept - all female - are stuck without opportunity to advance beyond the title of Manager and do most of the heavy lifting when it requires skills that exceed that of the Exec Director - which is daily.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to complaints about ill-equipped managers who don't know what they are doing, disrespect members of their dept, and rely on favoritism due to their gender. Quit flipping the conversation around to make it the subordinate's fault and failing to offer any tangible solutions to resolve a situation where a manager clearly isn't working out for the greater good of the whole.


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access, great group of execs

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on


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