Milk Studios Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Good perks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Retoucher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Photo Retoucher in New York, NY

    I have been working at Milk Studios part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will get opportunities. Also a lot of celebrities and models come through the building on a regular basis

    Cons

    Interns are treated poorly, there's no communication with upper management, no overtime for full time employees

    Advice to Management

    There's not really any chances for employees to branch out and move up within the company

  2. Hardworking but tough Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - 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 Management

    More interest in intern development

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Milk Studios as a contractor

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

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    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  7. Part time fashion week internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  8. Rewarding

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

    I worked at Milk Studios as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing minds at the top

    Cons

    Not very much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance to show you what they can do

  9. It was okay.

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They are very disorganized towards their interns.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized.

  10. Studio staff - cool place, terrible work

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

    I worked at Milk Studios

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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

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

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

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