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30+ days ago

Freelance Reception Coordinator - Future - Entertainment and Media Industry Oppo

Laika Hillsboro, OR

The Reception Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide outstanding customer service in a high energy and fast paced production studio… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

HR Coordinator - Entertainment and Media Industry Opportunity

Laika Hillsboro, OR

Facilitate immigration inquiries from existing employees (v. new hire visa applications). Coordinate administrative transition of employees at the… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Recruiter - Entertainment and Media Industry Opportunity

LAIKA Hillsboro, OR

associated with sourcing, identifying, interviewing, selecting and presenting offers to join LAIKAs team. Essential Job Functions Partner with… VelvetJobs.com


13 days ago

Facilities Administrative Coordinator - Entertainment and Media Industry Opportu

Laika Hillsboro, OR

Runs errands as necessary, including phones and other equipment related needs. Ability to back up reception and manage… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Costume Fabricator - Future - Entertainment and Media Industry Opportunity

LAIKA Hillsboro, OR

The Costume Fabricator works as part of a team fabricating costumes for animation puppets used in a Stop Motion features. Fabrication skills require… VelvetJobs.com


30+ days ago

Facilities Administrative Coordinator

LAIKA LLC Hillsboro, OR

The Administrative Coordinator provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Freelance Reception Coordinator - Future

LAIKA LLC Hillsboro, OR

The Reception Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide outstanding customer service in a high energy and fast paced production studio… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Recruiter

LAIKA LLC Hillsboro, OR

associated with sourcing, identifying, interviewing, selecting and presenting offers to join LAIKAs team. Essential Job Functions • Partner… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Costume Fabricator - Future

LAIKA LLC Hillsboro, OR

The Costume Fabricator works as part of a team fabricating costumes for animation puppets used in a Stop Motion features. Fabrication skills require… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

HR Coordinator

LAIKA LLC Hillsboro, OR

The HR Coordinator will provide administrative and daily operations support to the Human Resources management team to include HR Manager, Benefits… Glassdoor


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    LAIKA - Where Weird Wins

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Laika, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Where Weird Wins...but it's also the closest thing to working at Santa's Workshop as you're going to get.

    Seeing the characters, props, sets all come to life and put together on the stage is hands down the most amazing thing I've ever seen in animation! I imagine it's what ILM looked like back in the 70's and it's pretty damn cool.

    The studio has great insurance, medical, dental, vision. There's a 401k available but no matching. The break room is called "The Canteen" and is very nice and quite place to sit and have a coffee. Speaking if which the coffee is fantastic as you would expect. They actually do tastings every now and then. No gym on-sit but they subsidize the cost of a local gym or offer discounts to gyms you find off-site. We have soccer across the street, some people play softball, kick-ball after hours and for the young at heart there's 4-Square during lunch hours where all are seen having fun.

    They offer a number of family friendly events and outings from wine bus to soccer matches or a baseball game at the local field. The company parties are a great reward and celebration for everyone's hard work. Not all studios go all-out for their holiday parties and wrap parties but I can honestly say that Laika does it up right.

    The studio location is in Hillsboro is twenty minutes outside of Portland with no traffic 30min-1hr with if it’s crazy rain or snow, yep it snows here I think that’s a Pro. If you have a family and prefer a quieter lifestyle the Hillsboro/Beaverton area is fine and has a better school district than Portland. If you're young and single or just prefer the Portland hipster lifestyle P-Town is close enough. As well the Tri-Met system is near enough to bike to the studio...if you like biking in the rain, which many people here do.

    Plenty of food options locally with-in walking distance. Or all the free PB&J you can handle at the studio along with fresh fruit. They serve up the occasional free breakfast or express-bar, beers/sodas, snacks served up every Friday evening prior to the end of the day. They have a massage therapist and acupuncture person who comes by once a week.

    There’s lots of free swag and gifts throughout the production, which is always cool by me.

    They don't spit on me when I come for work...can all animation studios boast the same?

    Cons

    Where Weird Wins...Yep it's weird, very weird and it rains alot but hey it's The Great Northwest.

    It's a studio of Stop-Motion elitist (its something to take pride in) and probably the largest collection of introverted artists in the collective Animation-Industry.

    Although there's "Cons" all studios have their problems as does Laika.

    We don't have a slide or scooters or any of that crap. But as a whole the studio could improve the creative look/feel of the studio space. Our studio is basically just a warehouse so there's not a lot of windows/lighting or typical studio space you might find in a normal animation studio. So yeah...no bar.

    Sadly a lot of the materials used are somewhat toxic and need to be ventilated or handled properly...however you still smell that stuff from time to time because that's what our movies are made of.

    As I mentioned most people keep to themselves, I would say Laika people are a little guarded but so is management and some are just plain out mean people...yep go figure right, but at least they don't hide it.

    HR is also some how the head of Recruiting so you'll find yourself discussing your wages with the same person that you might need to talk with about personal issues with management. I'm not sure how that's legal?

    Laika has a lot of young people who don't mind working hard for low wages or a bunch of higher-level artists/management who have forgotten what the animation industry looks like outside of Laika. Or have no experience outside of the studio.

    So yeah, "Cons" Laika has

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang out on a Friday and get to know your employees, let's grab a beer and talk about where this ship is sailing.

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