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  1. "Okay!"

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    Former Employee - CG Artist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - CG Artist in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dr. D Studios (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were some really nice people there to work with, in a nice environment. Oh, and on top of that, creating some great work.

    Cons

    The salary could have been better. Kind of sours the whole experience, if you have to struggle through it financially.

    Advice to Management

    It would have been nice to keep it going, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Bit of a shame to not be able to keep these awesome people together.


  2. "It was the best."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everything was there for the comfy of the employees. I enjoyed my time at Dr D.

    Cons

    It doesn't exist anymore. It sad that Happy Feet 2 was not a huge success.


  3. "it was losing battle... not worth mentioning it at all"

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    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dr. D Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    paid well (and plenty of OT), free dinner, most people were nice

    Cons

    nothing except for it was closed down


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  5. "Great company camaraderie"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dr. D Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment was supportive especially to nurturing younger talent. Production discussions was the norm as well as the sharing of thoughts and ideas on the project. Crew was fantastic and department heads were understanding. A barista was on-site and lunch / dinner was compensated if you were held back for work.

    Cons

    Extreme deadlines and very long hours, but that is expected in this industry.


  6. "it was a disaster"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dr. D Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    got to develop cool technologies

    Cons

    thought I was working somewhere for the long run, then it got shut down

    Advice to Management

    do something else


  7. "Dr.D was a great place in gaining valuable experience"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dr. D Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They were a very inclusive company, in that they always shared what was happening at every step along the way.

    They looked after their staff extremely well, and I always felt valued and able to contribute

    Cons

    The workplace was a cool, but very inhospitable old warehouse. At times it was so inhospitable that they had to send some of us home due to the heat.

    Advice to Management

    Let me know where you are setting up next, I really enjoyed my time there. I learned a lot and hope you did too. Please remember to keep up the information flow, as the company got bigger and bigger, it was getting more and more difficult to get on time information. I know you did your best, and I appreciate it all.


  8. "Talented team but poor management let to downfall"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dr. D Studios as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation with excellent and talented staff.
    Flexible working hours and colleagues were friendly.
    Generous servings of food in the pantry and after hours meals.

    Cons

    Very poor management. A lot of unnecessary work could have been avoided it proper planning had been done. Poor communication between certain departments.


  9. "Most imcompetant supervisors in pretty much every departments"

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    Former Employee - Lead in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Lead in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    nice city (location). Fairly good HR.

    Cons

    pretty much everything in production. Lack of leadership. Incompetant supervisors.


  10. "Dr.D is fun and frustrating."

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    Current Employee - Animator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Animator in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    The pay is decent. The work is light. The location is interesting. Good leadership and experienced artists.

    Cons

    The work is not very gratifying. The building the studio is located in is poorly heated and poorly cooled. Basically falling apart. Bad pipeline and the depts don't talk to each other.

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to the artists more. Also, update the pipeline to current standards.