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Blue Sky Studios President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation Brian Keane
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    You're not a cog in a big wheel. You're part of an awesome creative family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people here are the main draw. Blue Sky has always had a chill and fun atmosphere when it comes to the people you're working with. I always felt that it was unique that way by far. I loved coming to work every day for this reason. It doesn't matter what department you work in, each one has it's own community vibe and it's easy to feel like you fit in the studio.

    The technology developed here is some of the best in the industry and is often immensely underrated. You're able to--- encouraged to make suggestions and give feedback on all aspects of the films and process whether they're your job/department or not. There's opportunity for lateral movement should you become more interested in other parts of the pipeline.

    Salary was pretty good. Bonus potential was good as well, especially with any of the Ice Age movies. Benefits were great.

    Cons

    Being owned by Fox has its downsides. They have a knack for crapping on what were some pretty good stories, and turning them into fart jokes and tired lame executive (non)humor. The vibe at Blue Sky is one of an independent studio but there's a shadow cast by Fox that can linger at times. It's worse in some more quota-driven departments.

    Aside from Ice Age, Blue Sky hasn't really had a "big" hit. They've had some good films, but some have underperformed. Until they have a non-Ice Age success, they're always going to be (falsely) considered the younger sibling to Pixar (or Pixar U as they're known at Pixar). These lackluster box office showings don't create rewarding bonus opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're never going to please everyone, but trust your employees. There's no need to have your hands in everything or partake in helicopter parenting

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Blue Sky Studios Interviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014
Updated Apr 28, 2014

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    Executive Assistant Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Blue Sky Studios.

    Interview Details

    I was sought out on LinkedIn by the Recruiter for Blue Sky Studios and I went in for an interview for the executive assistant position. My interview included the recruiter that had sought me out, as well as a senior recruiter as well. They were both very nice and the interview lasted about 30 minutes. they asked me pretty basic questions like, why do you want to work here, what do you do at your current job, etc. After the whole thing ended and I went home, a couple of days later the recruiter emailed me back and said they went with someone else but wanted to keep my name for future positions and even suggested a position that she said might be a great fit for me. I loved that the recruited followed up with me and didn't just leave me out to dry without an answer or anything.

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Website www.blueskystudios.com
Headquarters Greenwich, CT
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Fox Filmed Entertainment hopes its animation sees nothing but blue skies. Its Blue Sky Entertainment division develops and produces animation for feature films and television shows, and the studio's CGI Studio proprietary software integrates animation and live action, as it did for such Fox films as Fight Club and Alien Resurrection. Blue Sky has produced full-length feature films, including Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Horton Hears A Who!. Founded in 1987, the company originally served the advertising industry until its purchase by Fox ten years later. All total... More

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