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Jim Henson Co. Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Positive Editing experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Freelancer - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people. The environment is calm, positive, and friendly. The show I was on had a terrific crew, all of whom I'll miss. You're working in what used to be Charlie Chaplin's studios, which he built in 1917 (the soundstage still has original fixtures). Now and then you might cross paths with Lisa Henson (Jim's daughter), and she's down-to-earth and friendly. Lots of Henson show and movie artwork decorating the place.

    Cons

    They aren't a high volume company, so don't expect to roll right over onto another show. The general overhead is surprisingly in bad need of an upgrade. The edit suites, for example, had cinderblock walls with furniture pads attached for soundproofing. All the same, I'd still work there again in a heartbeat.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horribly snobby"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No good experiences. Thwe worst job of my life. I would never go back. Executives are vain, rude and mean.

    Cons

    Too many. This was a painful experience. Pay is not anything to brag about, egos are huge and appreciation is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    You are way too smart for little ole me to give you advice....just keep admiring yourselves. You do that well.


  3. "IT Analyst/ Network administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst/Network Administrator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst/Network Administrator in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jim Henson Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going on the surface.

    Cons

    Judgmental and small company and room for gossip unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff, not just your favorites that you think you understand because of your upbringing.


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jim Henson Co. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly creative director and employees who are willing to teach.

    Cons

    Quiet work environment, competition for jobs.


  6. "Production Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked directly with was friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Higher ups don't acknowledge your exsistance and with a company as small as this I think a simple smile, hello, or thank yous would go a long way.


  7. "Defining moment"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. So many warm wonderful talented people. I assume that the spirit of the place will never change.

    Cons

    Everyone has there own experience in Hollywood. Many times getting caught up in others peoples goals doesn't help your growth anymore. Too bad it had to be that way.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interned with Henson's film department, assisting in film development by reading scripts and writing coverage"

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    Former Intern - Creative Affairs Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Creative Affairs Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Henson studio is small, but clean and quaint. Quite a nice place to go work on a daily basis. The employees there are friendly, as are the executives, which is in line with JHC's long-standing company culture.

    Cons

    Very small company. For some this may be a plus but it can feel a bit confining. The film department is miniscule and a bit stagnant.


  9. "Was treated as free labor, not as an intern who was looking to gain valuable experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The name and having the opportunity to see a lot of the puppets.

    Cons

    As an intern, I was asked to do work that had nothing to do with being an intern. They knew I was capable of using power tools and they took advantage of that by having me build shelving to store their fabric bins. I did not get to learn anything about making puppets or the production of the shows. there was a great lack of communication between the people who work there full time and the interns.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate! and treat your interns like people who want to learn something about the company not just physical labor.


  10. "Useful Info. from One Employee to Another"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Jim Henson Co. is a fun environment. It is a working studio and you might one day run into a celebrity. The studio is much smaller than some of the other big name studios. All of the people are very friendly and easy to get along with and enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    The company is very small and there is not much room for advancement. Also a lot of the VPs have been working there for 15+ years and are stuck in there ways of doing things. Most of the departments are set up as a VP, the VP's Assistant (known as an Associate), and an intern or two.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all people that are under their direction.


  11. "So good!"

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    Former Contractor - Puppeteer
    Former Contractor - Puppeteer

    I worked at Jim Henson Co. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was a puppeteer for a few select days on Julie's Green Room. They were so kind, and so professional. Such a joy to work with such talented folks.

    Cons

    None. These guys know what they are doing and are good at it.

    Advice to Management

    Season two of JGR please!