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  1. "Great Studio All Around"

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This studio is perfect for new animators to get their feet wet in the industry. The mentor ship offered to new animators is amazing (feed back fridays/master classes). The studio looks at your goals as an artist and helps create a path for you to get there. They also understand work life balance allowing flex hours, because of this i was able to continue on with post grad studies on the side. Work is constant and stable...

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    Cons

    Pay is lower then most studios but its evened out by good projects and stable work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on allowing artist to grow within your studio.

    Guru Studio2019-07-15

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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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