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Cannot Imagine a Better Place to Work or Better Managers
Sales Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: huge brand, highest calibre people, entertainment industry, exciting
Cons: long periods of time spent alone
Small domestic syndication office with two sales professionals covering 60 DMAs. Position supports both people and acts as liaison between satellitel office and HQ in Los Angeles as well as offices in NY and Chicago. Works with Sales Admin and Distribution to ensure that stations receive programming.
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Oracle PL/SQL (Current Employee), Culver City, CAFebruary 1, 2013
I was having good time working and learned management and its was a great experience working with co-workers.
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Great work environment
Vice President, Acquisitions (Former Employee), culver cityJanuary 30, 2013
Friendly workplace. Great people. A company that cares for its employees.
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Major Studio
Merchandising Analyst (Former Employee), Culver City, CAJanuary 17, 2013
Sony has good benefits and decent pay. I enjoyed the people I worked with though the work itself was a little unfulfilling.
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Great job! Great company!
LEGAL ASSISTANT (FLOATER) (Former Employee), Culver City, CAJanuary 10, 2013
Pros: great company!
Cons: down-sizing (hiring temporary staffing) was typical company strategy for cutting overhead.
Great environment. Great company. The projects and people are very positive. Centrally located in Culver City so it was easy to access.
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is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America(SCA). SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television producti
Sr. Java/J2EE Consultant (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CANovember 17, 2012
• Used AGILE methodology for developing the application.
• As part of the lifecycle development prepared class model, sequence model and flow diagrams by analyzing Use cases using Rational Tools.
• Extensive use of SOA Framework for Controller components and view components.
• Involved in writing the exception and validation classes using Struts validation – more... rules.
• Involved in writing the validation rules classes for general server side validations for implementing validation rules as part observer J2EE design pattern.
• Used OR mapping tool Hibernate for the interaction with database.
• Developed EJB tier using Session Facade, Singleton and DAO design patterns, which contains business logic, and database access functions.
• Developed tabs with rollover effect using JavaScript plus other effects
• Developed web services using SOAP and WSDL with Apache Axis 2.
• Developed, implemented, and maintained an asynchronous, AJAX based rich client for improved customer experience using XML data and XSLT templates.
• Developed SQL stored procedures and prepared statements for updating and accessing data from database.
• Development carried out under Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
• Used JBoss for deploying various components of application.
• Used JUNIT for testing and check API performance.
• Used SVN Version Control for Project Configuration Management – less
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One of the best companies to work for
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Burbank, CANovember 12, 2012
Pros: the people and the events
Cons: it was unfortunate when our offices were moved to culver city.
During my time at Sony, I assisted many lawyers. They all were very intelligent and savvy.

During that time, job stability was something you could count on.
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Good place to work, but not much room for creativity
Production Designer (Freelance) (Former Employee), Westwood, CAOctober 29, 2012
Pros: projects were fun and recognizable
Cons: job stability
Job revolved around the designing of print marketing materials for Sony Pictures Television. Work consisted anywhere from TV Show marketing binder, One-Sheet ads, web banners, and signage. The workers were easy to work with, and management did a good job keeping the workload steady. Since this is a corporate entity, a lot of brand guidelines were put – more... in place, which made the creativity process stifling. Overall, its a good place to work in, but not great. – less
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An environment that fosters discussion.
Assistant to SVP - Original Programming (Current Employee), Culver City, CASeptember 28, 2012
• Evaluate and identify, on-brand materials and submissions for global viewer consumption.
• Maintain departmental infrastructure.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Assistant to Senior Vice President of Operations (Former Employee), New York, New YorkSeptember 24, 2012
I loved working for Sony. I learned so much and the people were great too. I also advanced to a higher position in such a short amount of time.
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Media Relations Intern (Former Employee), Culver City, CASeptember 6, 2012
Tasked with organizing corporate files and events companywide.

Interacted and interviewed with Executive Vice Presidents and Presidents of various departments within Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Successfully collaborated and organized initial private screening of "Michael Jackson's This Is It".
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No matter what level I was in, I was always valued as a contributor to the team and my ideas were always valued.
Human Resource Coordinator Contractor (Former Employee), Culver City, CAAugust 22, 2012
Pros: segmented hr groups
Cons: various turnover
I learned to deal with different personalities and managers from different departments were always welcoming.
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Great people at the corporation
Executive Director (Former Employee), Miami, FloridaJuly 2, 2012
Excelente work place, great corporation. A nice place to learn how corporations work and the TV business
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Excellent place to work, great atmosphere,place to retire from
Contact person Sandy Moldafsky (Former Employee), Culver City, CAJune 29, 2012
100% excellent and fun atmosphere, great opportunities for advanement, explore creativity, a place to desire retirment from..
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Productive and fun.
Exec Asst George Chien, Networks International (Current Employee), Culver City, CAJune 14, 2012
Pros: a lot of room for growth.
Cons: growth takes a long time.
The day is filled with duties and task but all in all we work hard and play hard! The sincerity of people is the most enjoyable part of the job. I have learned that every tool that you can develop in this industry is valuable. The hardest part of the job is the extensive climb to the top of the executive ladder.
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The Hotel Transylvania project should make its mark in the animation industry
CG Animator (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJune 4, 2012
Pros: stylistic animation
Cons: rushed
Hotel Transylvania was a rushed project, but we made it! Most of the animation was done in Vancouver, Canada. It is a good, fun, and young city to work in, albeit's winters are cold and wet. The summers are said to be fantastic!
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Another top rate entertainment company and studio
Administrative Legal Assistant (Former Employee), Burbank, CAMay 16, 2012
Pros: company is great, people are wonderful, benefits
Cons: commute for me
SPE is my alma mater. Every year I spent there was enjoyable. A successful company with top notch executives.
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Fun Workplace
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Culver City, CAMay 4, 2012
Pros: awesome holiday parties, free movies
Cons: stressful environment, unstable workplace
Sony was a very stressful environment but rewarding at the same time. There was very little stability as far as holding a job. Opportunity to see movie stars
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Leaders in the company make this company a leader in the industry
Marketing Intern (Former Employee), Culver City, CAMarch 22, 2012
If you want to become a part of the entertainment world, you need to work at a studio, agency, or entertainment company. With its size, Sony is able to provide all of these features.

Similar to Paramont, Fox, and Universal, Sony is a big player in the game and offers every branch of the industry. With studios on site, its great to be able to experience – more... every aspect of the entertainment industry.

Also, Sony provides contacts to many other little complementary companies that you visit for voice overs, production, and other editing needs.

My superiors at Sony were some of the best in the business and they were seasoned professionals. They made it a pleasure to work in the industry and were able to give valuable bits of information on how to succeed in the industry. – less
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The Best Job I Ever Had
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Executive Bldg. in Culver CityMarch 6, 2012
Pros: lots of free screenings. great neighborhood.
Cons: not one!
Great studio. Fantastic boss. Incredibly wonderful co-workers and the best team of attorneys I've ever worked with.

About Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a movie-making monster. The producer of Godzilla is a unit of Sony Corporation of America, – Read more