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Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Pictures and also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio and subsidiary of ViacomCBS. It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world, the second oldest film studio in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles.

Nazar had a dispapointing experience with Paramount Pictures studio tour, here is what he had to say on Yelp, "No parking on site. They suggest you park across the street from Paramount Pictures studio for $15. If you drive 2 blocks away there is street parking. 1st street away is 2 hour parking. 2 streets away is no limit parking. Once inside before you begin you'll see a nice chalk board with 30 or so shows that they're filming at each sound stage but of course they'll only take you inside 1-2 sound stages that ARE NOT filming. One will probably be dr. Phil -- my wife was maybe sorta kinda excited about that, I couldn't care less. On the tour you'll hear lots of stories about Marlon Brando this, Lucy from I love Lucy that, someone else from 50s, this person from 30s. You really won't care. The end of the tour you end in a "warehouse" of props that has random props and is not really a "warehouse" just two rooms with sparsely placed items. All in all, the tour was completely underwhelming. For touring a studio, I really thought we'd see more, maybe someone actually filing something and us seeing it through a window or in the background, I mean we're touring a movie/tv studio. Instead we got a bunch of stories about who cares who. I would not recommend."

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst says

"Heirachy is the only thing that matters, no money for training or proper equipment to maintain management salaries."

Former Employee - Legal Assistant says

"treated less than. always refused yearly raises b/c company wasn't "doing well". total BS."

Former Employee - Page says

"Lots of politics, it's a favorites game for opportunities."

Former Employee - Manager says

"Understaffed so you will be wearing lots of hats and working long hours. Leadership challenges (too many execs who can't agree make it challenging to make decisions). Promotions are nearly impossible, don't expect to move up here. Salary restrictions (don't expect even a standard cost of living raise). Work/Life balance is not something this company values (don't expect flexible hours as the company does not even provide laptops to give you that option. Women beware, this company doesn't value you."

Former Employee - Intern says

"Despite being incredibly excited to land my internship, looking back at it, it was pointless and a complete waste of my time. It also didn't help with the fact my intern supervisor was actually incompetent and condescending. I get strong personalities are a part of working in entertainment but this individual was ridiculous. Furthermore, the fact this supervisor is still a part of the internship program is actually absurd. Additionally, the small department I worked for was a complete mess, and communication between all of them was terrible. I've held numerous internship positions, but even though this is the most recognizable company on my resume, my time with Paramount/this department was by far the WORST internship throughout my undergraduate career. Paramount is on the decline and I am happy I'm no longer a part of the company."

Former Employee - Executive says

"lack of strategy, lost over $400M in 2016, 6 years in a row as worst studio in hollywood ... hard to turn around without big $$$"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Internal battle within IT of Paramount and VIACOM on who is the "boss". VIACOM IT div. was looking to continue to expand in agile, devops, etc. Paramount was in ITIL mode. Paramount management was clueless on the difference and were looking to provide ITIL services to an agile (VIACOM IT) org... Go figure!"

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"Waste of three moths. Intern somewhere else"

Current Employee - Director of Finance says

"20% lower pay scale than other major studios Horrible slate. The group I am in ( Home Entertainment) only issues bonuses to directors and above. Analysts, managers and senior managers don't get anything. Deals in place to give too much $ to producers and above the line where Paramount is set to lose money from the get-go. International business is a joke - no leadership, no clear directives on initiatives. No wonder Fox and Universal are taking over. Extremely hard to back-fill a position because Corporate Finance doesn't approve the headcount even though it is not a new opening , but rather to fill a position that someone LEFT."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Turnover is unbelievable in the finance department. Those who stick it out are only there for a paycheck nothing else. Lots of gossiping and cliques in the office. Absolutely zero team morale. Everyone works by themselves and the managers seem under qualified for the manager title. It helps being a girl as the guy managers are sexist. Expect 10 to 12 hour days and false promises on promotion"

Security Officer (Current Employee) says

"I would not recommend working for the security dept. Management operates on a personal level and there is no professionalism. The politics are ridiculous and favoritism for hired friends or family is a priority. You will work from 8 hours to maybe 20 hours a week, if you're lucky. So if you have bills like most people, you will starve here. The officers are treated poorly but management still expects a lot. Moral is six feet under, really sucks. In the eight years that I have been here, I have never heard nothing positive said about management. Anyway, this is just an overview. Take the job and see for yourself!"

Cleaner/Maintenance (Former Employee) says

"I use to cleans and go around and pick up the trash bags and vacuum the rooms and offices sometimes even had to clean the play rooms and the outside of the buildings"

Buzzer (Former Employee) says

"Managers not professional. To many manager not on the same pages. Treat and talk to employee badly. Typical day pots and pans working EDR. Preparing different meals. Taking out the mats and trash. enjoyable working with employee and seeing the celebrity.free lunchhealthcare and union dues"

Business Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Management style is very 1-1 and people are treated like just another furniture piece doing their work. There is no connectivity with you to higher MGMT making it a dictotorial environment where your boss has total power and can use for a micro management style.Most of the HR resources do not keep up their promises made during the recruitment and conveniently enough not everything can be written on the offer letter. In summary, would not recommend to anyone and would want them to stay away from this hostile environment."

Assistant to Vice President of Development (Former Employee) says

"Paramount was a highly stressful and competitive environment when I worked here. The management pick on the younger executives and sometimes assistants. It's probably the least supportive place I've ever worked and my direct manager was really hard to work for. The pay is terrible and the hours are long. It wasn't worth it in the end.Nice campus, some good peopleCompetitive nature, cold environment, terrible pay"

Senior Financial Analyst - Strategy & Planning (Former Employee) says

"no room for advancement, poor management. Dealt with harassment issues that nothing was done about. great social responsibility opportunities.. you wont ever get promoted here and if they do grant it, it will take years.."

Senior Vice President, Marketing (Former Employee) says

"Be sure you are going to enjoy the company of your actual team - the broader environment can be challenging but if you are in it day to day with people you dig it's a good place to work.Decent compensation, exciting product, great campusWork life balance and politics"

Packer (Former Employee) says

"For me in particular, the job was easy enough but fast paced and stressful. Slowing down meant pick up the pace or someone will. People were nice and the management was strict but fair. Horrible place to work mainly because of one floor manager was eager at yelling at someone. She made one day felt like a horror house, so much screaming. But the job itself was enjoyable if you never wanted a career in the first place. I wouldn't recommend a place like this."

World Wide Screening & Anti Piracy Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Historic studio. Great movies. Nice place to work. Love my co-workers.Great people.Large corporate environment"

On Set Production Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"I learned to deal with large groups of people. This position taught me to overcome crowds."

Financial Analyst (Former Employee) says

"A studio still mired in the old ways while trying to forge ahead into the 21st century. While other studios were staying with the times, Paramount did not feel it was cost effective. Now they are paying the price. There's too much nepotism there and I am not sure if it is because it is LA, Hollywood or all of the above. If you're focused and know how to play your hand, you'll make your mark. Unless budgets get out of hand (happens often). In that case, wait until the end of September, when they're annual layoffs begin to offset their egocentric spending.studio life, classic hollywoodpoor management, weak compensation due to overpaid management"

Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) says

"We had great manager who promoted respect and integrity. Regular working hours not too many meetings. However after she left it became very toxic work environment.good health caretoxic work enviroment"

Motion Picture Music Intern (Former Employee) says

"Management are particular and clearly biased towards hiring young attractive women. Other workers are nice and inspiring. You have to find the right people to talk to. The higher up you go the more difficult the personalitiesWhen you aren't working you can watch plenty of youtubeHorrible management"

Director of Business Planning and Development (Former Employee) says

"Afforded the opportunity to build large scale financial models and perform high profile intense deal analysis. Constantly juggling multiple deals. Provided recommendations to senior management."

Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Working at Paramount was fun, but it all depends on your boss and the people you're working with. People hardly ever get ahead or promoted, unless your boss really really likes you. The pay is horrible. Moral is bad. They have layoffs every single year. Most of the SVP's are really mean and degrading to their team. You never know when you're going to lose your job. Other than that, the job perks are fun.PerksSupervisors with big egos and nasty attitudes"

Assistant to Sales Manager (Former Employee) says

"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."

World Wide Home Media - Vice President (Former Employee) says

"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.EnvironmentManagement"

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) says

"The company has wonderful health and 401K benefits but lacks career advancement and positive company culture and inclusion. Management mentally is outdated and does not have any innovations"

Master Control Technician (Former Employee) says

"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.it paid the billsbizzare management"

Financial Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Interesting place to work. Not all about umbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of any big company."

Rob Galvin says

"If you are unlucky enough to buy a UK Digital Copy of a movie (such as Star Trek 3-Disc Digital Special Edition) which is still on sale at Amazon to-day, 19 June 2018, you will find that the digital code (which has no expiry date printed on the packaging anywhere, outside or inside) cannot be redeemed in ITunes.

Apple will declare it "invalid" and refer you to paramount digital copy support which will ask you lots of questions then give you this standard reply: "Hello, Thank you for contacting Paramount Digital Copy Support. The Digital Copy offer is valid only in select countries, and unfortunately, the offer does not extend to UK. We regret the inconvenience. Thanks, [PARAMOUNT] DIGITAL COPY SUPPORT." PARAMOUNTSUPPORT AT DIGITALCOPYSUPPORT DOT COM

Considering that these high priced Blu-Ray discs are still on sale in the UK (see Amazon) Paramount could easily issue a replacement UV code, (which Warner Brothers do, even for date-expired codes),

I feel that Paramount is a company that does not particularly care all that much for its digital movie customers in the UK, or in supporting the growth of the digital movie industry in general.There are only a few UK movie lockers left now, Flixster & Google Play being the main ones, where you can still redeem older UltraViolet movie codes - including those bought from eBay or other third party sellers. As ITunes is unwilling to replace unused older movie code too, it seems to me that you are at risk of wasting your money and your time in relying on Paramount to stand by its customer obligations or demonstrate good will.. If Warner Brothers can do it without much fuss - why can't Paramount?"

CHris says

"First off, the shows you want to watch , you have to dive in to settings to allow ads. then the entire line up of Movies are movies this movie buff has never heard of, or the ones NO one wanted to watch, You don\'t have the opportunity to get a description of ANY of them, as HULU and Netflix do, The sound level is too low, having it turned up by laptop and web site. It is SHIT. NOT WORTH THA $ THEY ARE ASKING FOR, WAIST OF TIME. "

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