Work-life balance was great. PTO and other benefits were pretty solid.
This studio is the definition of insular and traditional, with strong enforcement of favoritism that sours everything else. Diversity is a bad word here. The same handful of long-time employees make all the decisions, and there is little room for innovation, constructive criticism, or anything they don't agree with.
Office management/HR department frequently failed to provide the most basic studio support, including several errors that really should have been reported to the state labor board.
Upper management is a self-aggrandizing boy's club, especially with tech and production. The siloing of departments never seems to be addressed, even after years of being acknowledged, and project management and pipelines suffer immensely for it.
Advice to Management
Grow your HR department and office staff. Refresh your upper management with new blood. Even though you're located in Utah, don't be so committed to "traditional family values" in your employees or products.
time employees make all the decisions, and there is little room for innovation, constructive criticism, or anything they don't agree with.