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Milk Studios Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Devil Wears Prada at Milk Studios"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You look cool cause you work at a cool place. There are lots of parties. Free cigarettes. Sometimes famous people come in. Sometimes the famous people ask you to do stuff for them.

    Cons

    You aren't invited to the parties. You are and will forever be extremely replaceable. You need to intern for an undisclosed amount of time before ever making a cent. Expect strong worded, unfiltered emails from your bosses. You'll meet the guy of your dreams about three times a day but all of them are way out of your league and treat you as such.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Digital Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's Milk after all, big name.

    Cons

    Not helpful for personal career path.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Events Intern"

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    Former Employee - Events Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Events Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get a sense of working with others
    Get to help out for cool events and meet cool people
    Really gain respect for individuals who work on pre-production of events. Its not easy

    Cons

    Dealing with rude people who think they are better than others just because they work at Milk.
    Working in a super vain environment and dealing with vain people
    Communication sucks
    No one knows how to TEACH, they expect interns to just KNOW

    Advice to Management

    For a company that takes pride on being professional, a few people that work in the events department need to take a class on professionalism. Please learn how to actually teach interns as opposed to having them figure everything out on their own (I was actually told to "figure it out" multiple times ) Attitudes, drama, and the talking behind peoples back is very high school and shouldn't go in such a "professional" work environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible place to work - overworked. Never paid on time."

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Located across the street from Chelsea Market.

    Cons

    - pretentious management
    - barely any leadership or accountability
    - poor work environment. no space, no resources, no support.
    - most importantly don't expect to really be compensated on time. paychecks always late and you always need to ask to be paid. what is that?


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Milk Studios Events Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Events Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Milk Studios (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain a unique perspective on producing events as well as working on the event floor during a live event.

    Cons

    During hectic times/events (Fashion Week) it is expected to be available to work longer hours including weekend to ensure successful execution.


  7. "Milk is an amazing balance of professionalism and fun—a great learning and contributory atmosphere."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is always something exciting and innovative going on. You constantly feel as if you're a part of something. The talent and staff are encouraging and there's always room to grow and develop ideas.

    Cons

    The company seems to be distracted in their hiring process as well as keeping their better employees happy. There's definitely a disconnect within the sections of Milk, most notably between the growth of the company's relevance during fashion week to the time after. It's easy to feel overlooked after a task or job is completed.

    Advice to Management

    Consider reaching out to part time employees or freelancers that you're interested in remaining a part of the company.


  8. "Part time fashion week internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They manage the students and interns time effectively and make sure that you know what you should be doing and at what time. This also means that they expect the interns to ask questions so that everyone knows what they are doing. They don't (fairly) tolerate any tardiness.

    Cons

    As in every working space there are persons you work better than with others. But overall great experience.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "alot of false promises coming from the EQ Room..horrible souless workers in that area"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to see how things are done on the high end side of the photography world..I did alot of hard labor for this company such as cleaning the studio / taking out the trash / carrying backdrops allover the studio ( i was part of the equipment room ),,alot of grunt work that goes largely unnoticed but worth it because I got to observed Annie Leibovitz work with the Kardashians..Rankin shoot Heidi Klum and so forth...You meet alot of great people along the way who are trying to do the same thing you are, which is nice and alot of the workers in the other departments were very friendly and easy to get along with..Creatively hands down the number one photo studio in Los Angeles. PS getting free lunches and dinners on Fridays were not too shabby

    Cons

    Alot of false promises..incompetent EQ managers who can't do the math when they ask you to make four 4x4 flags out of one 6x6 flag (I had to laugh when the weekend manager pointed out the guffaw to her ). You get treated horribly in the equipment room, alot of the employees ( not all, there were some great people in the EQ room ) were not happy and they end up taking it out on you.

    Advice to Management

    The studio manager actually treated me very well, would always come up and say hi, how are you, what are you up to, thanked me when I went and dig errands...cant say the same for the EQ room manager, she definitely needs a lesson in Humanity 101 : how to treat people with respect, because what goes around, comes around


  10. "Harassing management and staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities, if you can get them

    Cons

    10+ hour days are typical, employees are 'guilt-tripped' if they work any shorter days


  11. "Rotten on the inside."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Milk Studios part-time

    Pros

    Sorry. None. Well, the place looks pretty and if you are a famous photographer or a celebrity, you can expect great service and brown-nosing. Being an employee has no benefits.

    Cons

    Employees are afraid of the manager. Nobody smiles. People talk dirt behind your back. Manager wants you fired for lying, then actually listens to your side of the story to see that he himself has messed up, etc. The whole hierarchy is fairly messed up. They hire you, promising you to learn a lot with room to grow. And I know that learning means having the initiative to learn, not having anyone teach you, but there's no-one to learn from. People are dissatisfied with their jobs. Whisper so that their manager can't hear them. Egos are not left at the door

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume people are lying to you. Employees want to learn and prosper, not be afraid to be sacked on the spot.


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