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Fairly Stable company, growing pains
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAFebruary 23, 2017
Management shakeups the last few years have created some uncertainty at an otherwise well-run company. SONY has many green initiatives (hybrid car program, rideshare, public transportation discounts) and a number of discounts at vendors for employees use. Even employees at the assistant level were awarded bonuses after an overhaul of Human Resources.
Pros
Health benefits, green incentives
Cons
Promotion trajectory uncertain
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Sony had great health benefits.
Manager of Contract Administration (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAFebruary 6, 2017
It all depends on the group of people you work with. Management was passive aggressive. However, the studio was very generous when there were box office successes.
Pros
Depending on Management, the rewards were sometimes fair.
Cons
Raises were not consistent accross the board. If your boss liked you, then you were taken care of.
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Good jump-start for a career in the entertainment industry
Analyst, Sales Communication/Third Party Business (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAJanuary 4, 2017
Co-workers are a pleasure to work with. Top-down pressure from management can be a little much. Learning the role can be a little vague at times, but learning comes with progression and hands-on experience.
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Great Work Environment
International Research Trainee (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAMarch 5, 2017
-Lots of perks
-Great down to earth people
-Great industry to start your career in
-Lot's of opportunities for new graduates seeking to work in entertainment
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Sony pics
Timekeeper payroll (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAJanuary 12, 2017
Typical day at Sony is relaxed and quiet. There is much to do and as long as you complete your tasks correctly you will be very happy there.
It is awesome working for the entertainment world.
Pros
benefits, great parties
Cons
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Horrible environment
Manager, Publicity & Promotions (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAJanuary 19, 2017
No support from management. departments dont know what each other are doing. old boys club in full effect and dont have an independant thought.That just doesnt work there
Pros
good pay
Cons
horrible environment
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Passionate workplace
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAJanuary 10, 2017
Surrounded by individuals who were passionate about their roles in the entertainment industry. It was a very memorable experience and management did a great job in mentoring.
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Good company
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAAugust 2, 2016
Enjoyed my years at this company. Good benefits, including medical, dental and 401K. There are plenty of opportunities for growth and promotion.
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Quality Independent Film Distributor
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 22, 2016
A small division of Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics was a great place to work filled with kind and knowledgeable film loving people. A great place to start a career in film.
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A career mostly from one Company
Sales Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CA and Culver CityOctober 31, 2016
I worked on a wonderful lot in Culver City with a gym, eateries and theaters. Most of the employees and I had been there a long time in our particular office. I knew them almost as much as family. Buy the start of 2014, we knew our jobs were being sent to the Phillipines, Poland and Mumbai. I miss the people I worked with so long. Some have retired (whether they could afford to or not) and others have sought out employment elsewhere with various success.
While I was there, I felt secure. However, the good old days don't last forever.
Pros
free bbq's on Wednesdays
Cons
layoffs
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Company is in transition
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, Consumer Marketing (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAMarch 15, 2017
It's been an incredible company; however, the company is in major transition. The success and the future of the company now relies entirely on its upcoming slates.
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Company performance
Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAMarch 29, 2016
Company has brand recognition but high-level management lacks creativity, resulting in poor performance of product delivery. Team spirit and morale has been low recently due to outsourcing.
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Cons
work/life balance
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Overall excellent company, fun work
Executive Director, Creative Advertising (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CASeptember 8, 2016
Overall excellent company, fun work. Benefits are good, support with technological equipment is good, Work environment overall is good. Some turbulence due to hack and work flow.
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Fun workplace culture
Legal & Business Affairs Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 9, 2017
Sony offers an array of interest groups for employees to get involved. It has great perks and is very family-oriented. In addition, food selection is convenient.
Pros
Coffee Bean on Site
Cons
Not all employees get free gym membership
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Company Within A Company
Senior Web Developer (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CADecember 18, 2016
Even though Sony Pictures is a large corporation, the groups were largely autonomous and were allowed to be run in any way the managers saw fit. This created a little bit of confusion across the board at the C-level but it made for a great working environment day-to-day.
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Productive and fast pace work experience
Studio Emporium Photographer (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CANovember 23, 2016
Work was always fun. I looked forward to going to work everyday I was scheduled. Setting was fast paced with photoshoots running ever half hour, usually four in total. I learned a few things about photographing people that I hadn't known before and a good deal of customer service.
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Studio
Associate/Assistant/Specialist (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAMarch 14, 2017
Working as an associate through the in-house temp agency. They reward excellence for their employees. Lots of cool events on the lot depending on motion picture release.
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Awesome experience
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAJune 13, 2016
Sony is a huge organization with many departments. Any opportunity you get to work at SONY is experience of a lifetime. The benefits are great, but the perks are the best ever. The job can be demanding, personalities are big and you may need thick skin or be a quick learner. SONY Pictures, was the best job I've ever held. Love every part of it.
Pros
Benefits and Perks
Cons
fast paced and demanded
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Fun place to work with movie studio perks
Sr. Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAJune 17, 2016
General IT operations role. Dealt with close cycles and IT projects. Worked across multiple lines of business. Different technology was being implemented all the time. Co-workers were generally cooperative. Typical day at work was a mix of troubleshooting common issues and implementing a new solution.
Pros
Discounts on Sony products
Cons
Office Politics
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Wonderful People and a company cares about great work
Project Coordinator, Television Marketing (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAJanuary 15, 2014
One of the greatest places I've worked, with no two days the same. In Television Marketing, I focused on making sure all video-related Marketing materials were in top shape for distribution and promotions and always had a fun, supportive, creative team to work with. At times it is difficult to get headcount approved for additional help, so you're always wearing many hats, but all in all the people there make it possible.

In the past year or so, there have been some sizable cutbacks, particularly in regards to workplace culture (fewer organized department events, catered meetings reduced unless executives higher than VP are present, perks like stocked soft drink pantry and monthly office birthday breakfasts done away with entirely), but I'm confident that those will return at some point.
Pros
Benefits include healthcare and Athletic Center Facilities, on-site eateries
Cons
Recent Cutbacks, difficult to move up quickly, limited hiring for support positions.
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