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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guru Studio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the flexible hours, talented team, management is nice.

    Cons

    Communication is really really bad, there is always an in-between person before the info gets to you, management and directors never speak directly to the team. Pay is also very low, if you do your research Guru pays one of the lowest salaries in this field downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Break the divide that there is between the people who do the work and the people who make the decisions. It’s a terrible shame that I’ve never ever spoken to the director. Also a ton of people including myself have decided to leave recently and maybe people in management don’t know, but amongst us, it’s really a lot to do with pay among other factors.

    Guru Studio2019-07-03

    Guru Studio Response

    July 19, 2019Director of People and Culture

    We’re sorry to hear you felt communication needed improvement and wished that you had raised this concern while at Guru. Our Producers have regular meetings with their teams to update them on what’s going on. With regards to pay, we’re always trying to stay competitive in the market ...

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    "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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