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Twentieth Century Fox Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • No room for growth once you reach a certain level (in 12 reviews)

  • the internship don't turn into full time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Good location, good co-workers, good product, job stability, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lower pay than other studios, glass ceiling in a well-saturated industry


  2. "Great place to grow carrer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working with the people

    Cons

    Did not enjoy the pay

    Advice to Management

    pay more money to employees

  3. "Fox Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, nice and capable co-workers.

    Cons

    Depending on department, limited time off during December Holidays.


  4. "screenwriting for Fox"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Executives are very smart, professional, and supportive.

    Cons

    Getting films into production takes a long time.

    Twentieth Century Fox Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Associate Director, Talent Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Management appreciates your suggestions on how we can improve.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Generally, good benefits, opportunities to network across the studio via diversity groups/organizations, and reputable name for your resume. Depending on your level of ambition and whether (or not) you have career goals, easy to get away with doing nothing and maintain employment, due to many hierarchical layers and comfy "legacy" employees.

    Cons

    Egos, gossip/social drama, and robotic conformity is all over the place. Employees are not valued and treated as expendable. Promotions and career growth stems from years worked at the company, instead of measurable performance and experience. Still lacking innovation in most divisions. Outside consultants are always contracted to develop and implement new ideas (probably one of the many reasons why budgets for hiring new full-time employees are low).

    Advice to Management

    If a company is run like a corporate machine, be mindful of the type of talent that will leave or stay in the long-run. Culture is key, especially in entertainment. The push for "breaking down silos" is a nice thought, but not embraced. Company ethics are governed from the top to the bottom, so if a managing executive isn't "practicing what is being preached", culture will not change.


  6. "Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Twentieth Century Fox full-time

    Pros

    Health and retirement benefits were good.

    Cons

    Salary over a period of time. Not being recognized for hard work.


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Twentieth Century Fox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved working at Fox as an assistant. The corporate culture is mostly relaxed but with enough structure to make it easy to succeed.

    Cons

    Most assistants tend to stay in the assistant role so while that might provide work stability there isn't much opportunity (if any) to advance to professional roles.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bureacratic nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, lots of employee events like food fairs etc

    Cons

    They can't get out of their own way, everything takes forever to implement and thinking outside the box isn't encouraged. A frustrating environment if you're a creative and the pay isn't commensurate with other studios.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "If the CEO only knew..."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great movies, amazing people, fun place to work, iconic studio.

    Cons

    Most of the senior HR team were miserable, petty, divisive, and ineffective. Save for a few who came later, the long-protected sacred cows were allowed to operate like this, and even rewarded for their poor and unprofessional behavior.

    Sadly, the worst grew up in that environment (20+ years) and therefore may not even know that HR can actually be valuable to the business, and a positive force for employees. Instead, there was mean-spiritedness, back-biting, and apathy.

    The HR senior team seemed like they were always trying to tear down and criticize rather than to help coach, build or create opportunities for employees. Gossip and inappropriate commentary was de rigueur.

    It was rewarded. The worst got promoted. Grievances were constantly overlooked. I don't know how their employment lawyers did it. They must be that good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention! When HR gets in the way of getting things done, that's a problem. When your smartest and hardest working employees became disengaged - because of HR and not their job or manager - it was time to act.

    Clearly, at Fox, the HR lunatics are running the asylum. If the CEO only knew, she'd have sent them packing long ago.

    Truthfully, I don't know why they even stay - absolutely miserable with themselves and everyone else. Why not leave and make way for talented people who would do something good for the organization and do right by the employees? That's good HR.


  10. "Very political"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Manager
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, great colleagues and nice product to work with

    Cons

    Very conservative and very political.
    Very evasive when it comes to taken a stance on certain topics.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment! There is so much potential in the workforce wasted by bad functioning middle management


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