Milk Studios

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Milk Studios Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hardworking but tough Internship

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Milk Studios as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gain Knowledge of studio equipment and working enviornment

    Cons

    Long Hours, no time for questions, division between employees and intern relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interest in intern development

  2.  

    There is a lot of variety within the work environment. It is a great place to make connections.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milk Studios as a contractor

    Pros

    The company is located in a great location and has many different departments with which you interact.

    Cons

    Sometimes job titles are a bit vague, therefore breeding some confusion.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship is a waste of time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milk Studios

    Pros

    . Free coffee
    . Free food ( it wasn't the best )
    . Seeing fashion brands shoot
    . Seeing celebs

    Cons

    . Long tiring hours
    . UNPAID
    . Used for free work
    . Guilt tripped if you leave when you are supposed to
    . Rude staff
    . Pretentious environment
    . " freelance opportunities " are a false promise
    . They basically make you do all the hard work while the actual staff just sit in front of their computers and think they are doing you the duty of letting you empty trash cans and clean the bathrooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your interns with some respect and learn about them. I am a professional photographer and not once have they asked what I do or if I shoot photos or what I'm willing to get out the internship. You claim that ALL interns are the current staff, but they look at you like you have 20 heads if an intern has a question to ask about something regarding studio equipment or anything in general.

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  5.  

    Milk is an amazing balance of professionalism and fun—a great learning and contributory atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is always something exciting and innovative going on. You constantly feel as if you're a part of something. The talent and staff are encouraging and there's always room to grow and develop ideas.

    Cons

    The company seems to be distracted in their hiring process as well as keeping their better employees happy. There's definitely a disconnect within the sections of Milk, most notably between the growth of the company's relevance during fashion week to the time after. It's easy to feel overlooked after a task or job is completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reaching out to part time employees or freelancers that you're interested in remaining a part of the company.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Part time fashion week internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They manage the students and interns time effectively and make sure that you know what you should be doing and at what time. This also means that they expect the interns to ask questions so that everyone knows what they are doing. They don't (fairly) tolerate any tardiness.

    Cons

    As in every working space there are persons you work better than with others. But overall great experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milk Studios as a contractor

    Pros

    Amazing minds at the top

    Cons

    Not very much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance to show you what they can do

    Recommends
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  8.  

    It was okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milk Studios as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with lots of well-known designers.

    Cons

    They are very disorganized towards their interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Young, self-important, condescending staff make for a hostile and thankless environment for interns.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Milk Studios as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch. Higher-ups were nice. So were people in other departments (such as equipment).

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Staff chose their favorites, but everyone else could feel the disdain--it was palpable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns are neither disposable, nor machines. If you treat them well, they'll likely be willing to give you their all. My morale was so low that I stopped caring. Who wants to work for people for free, when they essentially treat you like they're doing you a favor by letting you empty trashcans? Get a grip.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Studio staff - cool place, terrible work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milk Studios

    Pros

    The place itself is very cool - as are many of the people you meet there. The photo industry itself it pretty ridiculous, you can expect to see all kinds of craziness.

    Cons

    The job sucks. Long, tiring hours. Constant criticism is the daily norm. Terrible office politics - management is full of petty and self-important blowhards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. You're managing studio space for people to take pictures, not changing the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    alot of false promises coming from the EQ Room..horrible souless workers in that area

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to see how things are done on the high end side of the photography world..I did alot of hard labor for this company such as cleaning the studio / taking out the trash / carrying backdrops allover the studio ( i was part of the equipment room ),,alot of grunt work that goes largely unnoticed but worth it because I got to observed Annie Leibovitz work with the Kardashians..Rankin shoot Heidi Klum and so forth...You meet alot of great people along the way who are trying to do the same thing you are, which is nice and alot of the workers in the other departments were very friendly and easy to get along with..Creatively hands down the number one photo studio in Los Angeles. PS getting free lunches and dinners on Fridays were not too shabby

    Cons

    Alot of false promises..incompetent EQ managers who can't do the math when they ask you to make four 4x4 flags out of one 6x6 flag (I had to laugh when the weekend manager pointed out the guffaw to her ). You get treated horribly in the equipment room, alot of the employees ( not all, there were some great people in the EQ room ) were not happy and they end up taking it out on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The studio manager actually treated me very well, would always come up and say hi, how are you, what are you up to, thanked me when I went and dig errands...cant say the same for the EQ room manager, she definitely needs a lesson in Humanity 101 : how to treat people with respect, because what goes around, comes around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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