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Helpful (2)

Difficult and demanding workplace atmosphere

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Animation in White Plains, NY
Former Employee - Animation in White Plains, NY

I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of camaraderie with other employees

Cons

bad communication and lack of respect

Advice to Management

give more respect to employees and better communication

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Freelance modeler

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They work on cool projects in a laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Owned by FOX. A lot of corporate ik.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees a bit better


  2. Helpful (5)

    The greatest (and only) feature animation studio on the east coast.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Proximity to NYC. Smallish studio promotes faster growth opportunities (than competitors Dreamworks, Pixar). There's a pride to being the "little guy" in comparison to competition. The crew is friendly, open, and talented. Certainly the most talented group of people I've ever worked with in my career.

    Cons

    Being owned by 20th Century Fox (in LA) but operating on the east coast has inherent problems: Blue Sky management has limited power. Visionary thinking is not asked for (from management). Our movies are hampered by the same mediocre filter that greenlights and develops the rest of Fox's middling releases. Our movies always make a profit which is an unfortunate recipe for playing it safe.

    Advice to Management

    It's difficult to fault remote leadership (Vanessa, Tom & Jim) in some ways. They aren't here to experience the repercussions of their decisions. It would be incredible to allow Blue Sky creative leadership (directors and crew) to produce ONE movie a year without the notes-ing and over-development and over-casting and over-testing. Let us alternate between a Fox film and a Blue Sky film. There is no other way for us to cultivate storytelling (and crew retention) that matches our competitors.


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