Blue Sky Studios Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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4.3
90%
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Blue Sky Studios President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation Brian Keane
Brian Keane
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, resources and help are available for the self motivated(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great talent, great people, great work environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Won't be around for long if their movies don't stay competitive with Disney or Dreamworks(in 5 reviews)

  • "only animation studio on the east coast(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dream Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Creative and inclusive atmosphere, great perks and great people

    Cons

    As the company gets bigger, the connection to the floor gets smaller. Just like with any big company, the people at the top get disconnected.

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    Blue Sky Studios2020-02-10
  2. "Mediocre Movies and a bro culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animator in Greenwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Blue Sky talks a lot about being a family. Good work hours without the crazy overtime. Your generally going to be safe and employed as a staff hire, so great peace of mind there.

    Cons

    The stories are uninspired and very average and the creative brain trust is just the same people making the same movies over and over. If you hope to do well, you need to be a part of the cool crowd, otherwise you’ll be stagnant. Too many people with zero growth and feeling left behind. Low pay, no bonuses and nowhere to go to if things don’t work out. Outdated tech.

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    Blue Sky Studios2020-01-21
  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Animator in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Love working here, a lot of chances to grow up now with a new management.

    Cons

    It's too soon yet to know if we are going to lose our culture now that Disney is taking place.

    Blue Sky Studios2019-10-22
  4. "Great Place to work - Projects kind of mediocre"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Technical Director in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are great! New England is a beautiful place to live and raise a family.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Projects can sometimes be uninspired.

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    Blue Sky Studios2019-10-02
  5. "Talent, help and hard work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animator in Greenwich, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, resources and help are available for the self motivated.

    Cons

    Isolated on the east coast.

    Blue Sky Studios2019-06-25
  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues, great works, great company culture.

    Cons

    All good, nothing much to say

    Blue Sky Studios2019-05-30
  7. "Great artists"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team of artists. High quality projects

    Cons

    Fox decides over scripts or projects

    Blue Sky Studios2019-02-18
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great family culture, but not an innovation company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really great focus on family culture. Stable 9 to 6 job. Lots of holiday events that welcome employee's kids coming to work. Overall, people take care of each other. Balanced work-life culture and environment.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated. Hardware is outdated. Techniques are outdated. Entrenched leadership strongly resists change and innovation. Lots of office politics will prevent many from fairly advancing. Salary not as competitive.

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    Blue Sky Studios2018-06-20
  9. "Production Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great Percs. Family Atmosphere. Great company to learn and grow in production management.

    Cons

    Long learning curve or time period.

    Blue Sky Studios2018-06-02
  10. "Blue Sky Studios"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Studios full-time

    Pros

    Blue Sky has a collaborative environment, with great benefits.

    Cons

    Not knowing what Disney will do when they buy Fox.

    Blue Sky Studios2018-05-02
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