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  1. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Guru Studio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to take on more challenging tasks. Room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Stressful environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your employees feel valued.

    Guru Studio2018-02-12

    Guru Studio Response

    March 9, 2018

    We're glad you found the work creatively challenging and saw opportunities to grow! We're sorry that you were unable to find work/life balance like the rest of the crew. We take great pride in planning our work, creating fair quotas, paying overtime and ensuring that everyone gets ...

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "An overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Guru Studio

    Pros

    Friendly people with fun projects. I enjoyed snack days as ridiculous as it seems. This was my first animation studio job and I learned a lot. Much of it was by making mistakes and having a decent support network help me.

    Cons

    Not too many. Mainly I don't like that trying to get a full time contract with them is a fruitless endeavor, and that benefits are not offered.

    Advice to Management

    I think management does a decent job. I would, however, offer proper positions instead of contracts that get renewed. As an employee I want to help your company grow, but that is only if you are invested in me. That means benefits, full time employment, and ensuring proper work/life balance. Snack days are not enough to keep me loyal and working for more than just a paycheck.

    Guru Studio2016-06-30

    Guru Studio Response

    August 8, 2016Director, People & Culture

    Thank you for your comments. As of 2015 we have offered a competitive benefit package. Our contracts are structured on Canadian animation industry standards and project- to-project contracts allow us to better manage and maximize our tax credit support and government paperwork. ...

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  2. "Very Happy to Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guru Studio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For the artist that craves longevity, Guru is a great place to work. Employees tend to stick around for a while. Which is comforting for those who worry about where their next contract is coming from. Guru tries to promote from within, and allow artists new opportunities to grow, or just hop onto a new project. The studio is very community minded. People are friendly, and the company takes part in a lot of moral...

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    Cons

    The biggest downside of Guru is the smaller paycheck. However, the job security and benefits can out-way this depending on what your priorities are.

    Guru Studio2019-07-19

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