I spent many years with the company both in New York and Los Angeles and ultimately reached my long-term goal as a Branch Manager. While in that position I had the opportunity to manage a team of four professionals in sale and distribution of Paramount Pictures film, negotiate sales terms and collect film rental. It was where I really learned what it was to be a successful leader. Paramount was a great place to work and while the job had as much or more stress as any other entity in the industry, the company always felt like family. Unfortunately, a merger between Paramount and Dreamworks resulted in redundancy and the entire sales division, over 250 people, were let go.
Family company culture.