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Enjoyed my time there
Branch Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 25, 2018
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.
Pros
Family company culture.
Cons
None to speak of.
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3.0
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not as bad as some
Master Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 24, 2018
it was ok, but bizzare at times. one supervisor left a note on my control board once that simply said "you' re being watched". I saw coruption by the GM, but he was fired. they asked me to stay over a lot because people would not show up for work on time.
Pros
it paid the bills
Cons
bizzare management
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4.0
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Good place.
Security (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAJuly 16, 2018
Good company. Typical corporate. Good and bad. Enjoyed my time there. Incredible benefits. Union job which of course has strengths and weaknesses. makes lazy people lazier which was often with several fellow officers.
Pros
Benefits were incredible.
Cons
Corporate.
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5.0
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Very intresting way to work and be behind the scenes of the show life
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 28, 2018
I learned that in order to make it into the "show biz" you need to have connects or you have to start at the bottom. Its a good mix of easy and hard work, it balances itself out.
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5.0
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One of the top Hollywood Studios, home for creative talent
Executive Director of Finance (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, CAJune 27, 2018
Well organized Company in the midst of transformation from legacy to digital world while protecting know how in producing high quality content. Integrated with Viacom, parent Company.
Pros
Big multinational with great professional opportunities
Cons
In an stage of transformation currently, sometimes slow to make changes
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freelance job
Freelance Production Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAJune 10, 2018
this was a freelance production assignment for a t.v. commercial halloween segment. it was shot in Victorville, CA. I was hired to drive my 1970 Cadillac Hearse and be part of the production team.
Pros
great fun and learning experience
Cons
long hours
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5.0
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A very good experience
PLANNER (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 6, 2018
A very good work culture, professional and team oriented.learned Cisco and carrier billing. There was always a sense of cohesiveness, support and team work.
Pros
Work enviornment, ability to work with others
Cons
Demands of accountants for billing and carriers
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4.0
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Great benefits but need to be in right division for advancement
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAMay 31, 2018
Company is going through a lot of changes but headed in the right direction. If you can thrive in small studio environment and handle quickly changing priorities this is a good place. Management quickly changing and old way of doing business is no longer appropriate...must be flexible. Generally nice co-workers and a beautiful lot.
Pros
a lot of time off and great benefits
Cons
Not enough resources to manage that business. Changing Management (constantly) and expectations.
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behind the scenes
Production personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 22, 2018
Working for paramount was great, to be apart of some of the most outrageous movies and seeing how much effort goes into them was rewarding. its a very fast paced environment just do your job correctly when told to do so and you'll be fine
Pros
working with talent
Cons
dont have any
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5.0
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Good experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 21, 2018
Coworkers are fun and easy to get along with. Good exposure to the Hollywood field and helps you get an idea of what you want to do or are interested in. Super laid back and stress-free.
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3.0
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fun place to work
Production Assistant -Transformers 4 (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 20, 2018
Free lunches while on set, running errands and working with big film crews so you would not really know any one name or what they do. its great for a resume though
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4.0
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The work environment is very relaxed
Mainframe Resource/Developer (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 18, 2018
The company's work environment is very relaxed. The dress code is very casual. There is a lot of interaction with the business users. The work is fixed and very rigid.
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3.0
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Productive workplace
Assistant to Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  ParisMay 7, 2018
Will recommend. Great work experience. Worked as an intern and only six month. I did not stay there long enough to provide enough information about the working conditions and career advancement opportunities.
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3.0
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Studio in Crisis
Senior Vice President (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, CAMay 5, 2018
Too busy trying to dig out of a ditch with a poor slate of films to think about the future - likely a buy out candidate so lots of fear and paranoia abound
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3.0
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Fun but conservative company
MBA Intern - Marketing (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 4, 2018
Working on the lot at Paramount was a dream come true. The company is interesting in that some of the higher-ups are vocal about seeking change to accommodate the digital era but end up hesitant to actually implement any new endeavor which may be considered risky.
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Great company
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAMarch 26, 2018
Worked as a contractor for production company. Security is some of the nicest in town. Lots of history, nice on-lot store. Contractors do not get any benefits.
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Back in the day...
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 23, 2018
The IS department at Paramount Pictures used to be big, with many projects. Now they've downsized and lost many good people. It's a very intense climate.
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Paramount is a great place to work...
Project Manager - TV/Airline Editorial (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 19, 2018
...just be sure to negotiate your salary well before accepting employment because significant raises/promotions do not come easy. Otherwise its actually one of the funner, easy going film studios to work for.
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3.0
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Fun Place to Work
World Wide Home Media - Vice President (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 3, 2018
Paramount Pictures was a fun place to work. They went through some changes with the changing media platforms which created layoffs. This was devastating to long term employees. At the same time they are hiring positions which people could have filled.
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Environment
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Management
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Amazing Studios
Production Assistant (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 11, 2017
Great, hard working people. You learn how to overcome many obstacles. Great experiences on the lot with production and networking. Long hours, but that's usual.
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