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Great place to work
Studio Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Paramount Studios in HoliwoodNovember 1, 2018
Busy work days.

Computer use and entertainment accounting.

Complicated management structure

Employees are friendly and hard working

Job Stability. Transfers are common

Seeing and meeting famous people and great pay and benefits
Pros
very stable company to work at and enjoyable environment
Cons
job stability and transfers
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Uninspired
Public Relations (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAOctober 29, 2018
They have great product but at the time the organization was stuck in working in old, bad patterns. It was an interesting time and I learned a lot. Made some fast friends while there.
Pros
Great product
Cons
Not cutting edge
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5.0
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Great company to work for
Western Region Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 22, 2018
I didn't work on the lot, but worked remotely from a home office. The work/life balance is excellent, and the benefits are good. I enjoyed sales meetings when I got to see my co-workers, as it's easy to feel isolated not being at the actual studio. But I loved my work and would recommend!
Pros
work from home, work/life balance
Cons
Not much participation in studio events
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4.0
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Great Place for LA based
National Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAOctober 18, 2018
If you want advancement, you must be in LA. As in most studios, change in senior management can mean varying positions on market and nimbleness is needed by employees to stay on plan each year. Feedback is requested but most of the time decisions still reside completely within senior management. Excellent benefits and fairly competitive pay IF you are working in a preferred role. Team atmosphere with excellent employee relations. Sometimes I miss it....changes in industry will offer potential opportunity but will also require new methods-- good luck out there!
Pros
Good people, excellent benefits and "work with you" attitude
Cons
no advancement, salary limitations and overall goals are submitted to you with little input
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Director, Energy (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, CASeptember 2, 2018
Paramount is a very inclusive culture that centers on making movies, tv shows, and running the studio lot as a landlord/tourist operation. The work/life balance is excellent with flexible Fridays during the summer, long holiday periods, and many amenities available.
Pros
Great atmosphere
Cons
Not always easy career advancement depending on your specialty
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4.0
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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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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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5.0
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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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