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  1. Fun projects, decent place to work, sorry to see it go

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Associate Producer in Monterey, CA
    Former Contractor - Associate Producer in Monterey, CA

    I worked at Sea Studios Foundation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work on neat films about sea life and with neat people from around the world!

    Cons

    It's a non-stop type of job, tempers can flare irrationally at times... it's a labor of love, and all else will fall by the wayside while you do it.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy retirement!

  2. A non-profit film studio with its best days in the past

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at Sea Studios Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sea Studios has a history of making high-quality documentary material for prestigious venues. Within the documentary world, it's a well-respected studio. If natural history documentary is your passion, this is the place to be. You'll work on quality content and get credits on shows for NGT, PBS, and other high-recognition venues.

    Cons

    The non-profit status of Sea Studios is due to an unfortunate lack of business acumen; as a film studio, it's insolvent, but as a non-profit, the grants keep rolling in, even if the returns are low. It's very much a dictatorship, and if you aren't totally committed to the political views of the management, then you're in for a rough ride.

    Advice to Management

    None that would be heeded.

  3. A rocky roller coaster on the high seas

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sea Studios Foundation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company does consistantly attract great individuals to work with them for short periods of time. There is a strikingly low employee and contractor retention rate, which meant that very few people had experience working with eachother. This perhaps created an "all-star" syndrome where individuals rarely worked well as a team.

    Cons

    Group these creative professionals in a sloppy, dis-organized office setting with a where-are-we-headed management team, and there is plenty of room for confusion. Professional growth is directly stifled by Executive Management.

    Advice to Management

    None

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