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  1. "Used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Lighter in Birmingham, MI
    Former Employee - Lighter in Birmingham, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Speedshape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were great. Very fun bunch, easy work, used to provide free drinks and food

    Cons

    Crunch was horrible. Very long hours, demanding clients with no buffer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the team. Protect the artists from the clients better.


  2. "Great start, terrible finish"

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    Former Employee - 3D Render Artist in Birmingham, MI
    Former Employee - 3D Render Artist in Birmingham, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Speedshape full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I first joined Speedshape, it was a company full of creativity, innovation, and life. The sense of community and loyalty was, to the best I could tell, genuine.

    Cons

    When I left, they were transforming the place into a soulless factory. Mid-level staff received the worst slaps in the face; often training 3-5 interns, only to be laid off a couple months later. No loyalty whatsoever, even to those who helped make the company great.

    At first I was a little bitter, but years later, I've seen enough of the world to understand "it's just business." Speedshape.com doesn't appear to be working, so my guess is they no longer exist.


  3. "Speedshape was fun but had serious leadership issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best people in town. We all grew up in our 20s together and it was great experience. Never worked at another place quite like it. To this day we all still stay in touch.

    Cons

    The is a core leadership issue with the owners that causes the company to be unable to focus the talent of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your managment issues or you will loose all your best people.


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  5. "Speedshape is no longer in business in MI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Advance Technology, great people, location, food

    Cons

    Sr. Management focus not always aligned with market forces.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hopeful but promises unfulfilled."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunities to do great work and work with energized, supportive people. Strong market position and respect in the industry. Great technological/creative process and people.

    Cons

    Leadership totally killed the golden goose, egos and chasing rainbows got in the way of a solid original mission. Now, full of decay.

    Advice to Management

    Should have sold it early on, try to bring in and keep, good smart leaders and management who really understand and care about the business.