JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO full-time

    Pros

    Unique and creative environment. Many great benefits. You learn alot.

    Cons

    When they run out of wine.

    Recommends
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    Creative and positive atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Animator  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Animator in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of my coworkers were super helpful and constructive during my time here. Even though it was crunch time, we were given much creative input in the project.

    Cons

    When trying a new kind of project that the company hasn't done before, it would be great if they could do some more research on the pipeline aspect so there isn't so much wasted time.

    Recommends
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    lots of fun but lots of chaos

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    Former Employee - Contract  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Contract in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great workplace where they really know how to keep you happy. They like to make sure everything is provided for you. Not that pretty from the outside but the inside is gorgeous.

    Cons

    Management is a little crazy. Sometimes there's just too many managers and you just don't know what to do because everyone is telling you to do something different. And it ends up being a lot of over time and late nights due to bad time management for products.

    Recommends
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    Amazing creative shop dedicated to innovative and exciting creative

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small shop, with smart creative people and involved management.
    Young team of designers and UX people who know their stuff. Strong bond between employees and management. Opportunity to innovate and grow your role.

    Cons

    Not the easiest location to get to in Berkeley if commuting from SF on public transport.
    Be aware that commitment is expected in the form of hours invested. This will be rewarded however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for delegation and trust employees to own work more often.

    Recommends
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    Needs to improve operation

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented colleagues keep the working environment interesting.

    Cons

    Primary clientes are disorganized, causing crazy working hours for creatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company operation needs to be improved. And heads of all departments should have better communication within.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, fun and talented co-workers, great coffee and kitchen treats, dog-friendly.

    Cons

    Upper management oblivious about running a business, spread too thin. No proper staff management, account management, or project management. No onboarding process, it's sink or swim. No proper briefing of new projects, creatives are expected to follow orders blindly and work extremely long hours for low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your staff's abilities to do their jobs, don't micromanage.

    Doesn't Recommend

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