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Guru Studio Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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Guru Studio CEO Frank Falcone
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22 Ratings
  1. "Free Intern"

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    Former Employee - Animator in Toronto, PE

    I worked at Guru Studio for less than a year

    Pros

    downtown Toronto, it is convenient. people are friendly.

    Cons

    You don't get paid as intern at all.

    Guru Studio2019-04-29
  2. "A place to stay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guru Studio

    Pros

    - Hands down, genuinely great people. - The food options around the neighborhood are incredible. - Flexible work hours. - Herman Miller chairs - Stand-up desk options - Great summer and holiday parties - Very informative town hall meetings at the TIFF Box (Popcorn and drinks supplied) - Truly an artist driven studio that listens and does its best to place artists in new departments if requested. - Globally...

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    Cons

    - Heavy focus on Preschool television projects. I personally find them unchallenging. - The studios rocket ship expansion has left the previously tight knit culture behind and unlikely to return until the challenge of acclimating to its newfound size is met. Fractured culture across 3 floors and multiple productions. - This one is the buildings fault: There are now coded locks on each floors washroom meant for...

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    Advice to Management

    A new location should be considered. The multiple floors are fracturing the culture and cohesiveness of production. Desk space is becoming a concern at peak numbers. Producing more than just preschool tv would incentivise all artists to be much, much more invested. There's a serious hunger to make relatable and personally entertaining content. Having such a project would drive quality and personal investment in the...

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    Guru Studio2019-01-17
  3. Helpful (5)

    "This is a good company ,but salary is low."

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, nice location, flexible working hours and a few very skilled of co-workers

    Cons

    Production needs to be more organised.

    Guru Studio2018-12-28

    Guru Studio Response

    March 1, 2019People & Culture Manager

    We’re happy you enjoyed working at Guru and appreciated the culture we’ve worked hard to create for our studio! We take great pride in meeting our production deadlines and we’re always ready to listen to new ideas from smart people about how we can improve our process.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Story Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guru Studio full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes the projects can be interesting. There are a variety of talents there.

    Cons

    Unstable contracts, workload is enormous.

    Guru Studio2018-10-19

    Guru Studio Response

    March 1, 2019People & Culture Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Contracts are structured based on project needs but we always try our very best to provide long-term contracts for our employees. Many of our artists have been at Guru for years - some over a decade, migrating from contract to contract and enjoying the ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and the work isn’t too challenging or stressful. Nice offices in a good location with lots of good lunch options. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    All preschool shows and they don’t push the quality very far. If you want to get a job at a top flight studio you’ll need to do your own work at home. Decisions are often made on the cheap. Office only has one washroom per floor.

    Advice to Management

    The business seems to be a successful business. Keep it up

    Guru Studio2018-10-21

    Guru Studio Response

    November 26, 2018People & Culture Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Guru and we agree that the people here are great! We really enjoy creating stories for children and their families, but we're always taking on different kinds of projects that present new and exciting challenges for our ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guru Studio

    Pros

    nice people. work is bearable

    Cons

    feels like you are expendable

    Guru Studio2018-04-28
  7. "3D Animator"

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

    I have been working at Guru Studio full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good People , Good environment

    Cons

    I don't see any cons

    Advice to Management

    No

    Guru Studio2018-03-07

    Guru Studio Response

    March 13, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear you enjoy working at Guru. We’re always inspired by the creativity and positivity of our artists!

  8. "Good workplace environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Guru Studio for more than a year

    Pros

    Great talent filling the studio. Was time for creative expression despite busy schedules and timelines still left.

    Cons

    Inter-department, inter-production interaction was very limited.

    Guru Studio2018-03-11
  9. "pretty good, could use improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guru Studio

    Pros

    great projects to work on. Quality work and the employees are talented

    Cons

    management not always responsive or as communicative as could be

    Guru Studio2018-03-02
  10. "Good experience"

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    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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