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The Mill Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Nov 3, 2018

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3.2
46%
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70%
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The Mill  Co-Founder & CEO Robin Shenfield (no image)
Robin Shenfield
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "i was at Mill Film Adelaide for 6 months(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great people and building is good(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, not great management(in 23 reviews)

  • "there wasnt a pipeline yet and we were still working in folders(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Runner"

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Mill for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, high-profile clients.

    Cons

    Low pay, unset work schedule.

    The Mill 2015-11-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The Mill full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great work,

    Cons

    Quick turn around for projects, long hours, low pay

    The Mill 2018-11-03
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Experience, Learned a lot, but wouldnt go through again"

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    Former Employee - Color Assist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Mill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Social environment, top commercial projects.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours. Work on weekends is usually required as well as a flexible schedule.

    The Mill 2018-01-04
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Difficult Company, Difficult People"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Mill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of hipsters, alcohol, and bagels

    Cons

    long hours, very low pay, poor treatment of staff - especially non artists

    Advice to Management

    All employees should be treated with dignity - not as doormats

    The Mill 2017-02-03
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Scheduler"

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    I worked at The Mill

    Pros

    Free food and drinks.Learning new things. Team building because you work so much with everyone. Programs that foster growth from runner into 3d, design or 2d encouraged.

    Cons

    Very click-ish. Not enough time off. High turnover. low pay. Long hours. Male dominated in many cases all across the board. Growing but still operating like a small company.

    Advice to Management

    The hard workers are the ones that leave. What is the reason behind this? Ask yourselves. Then do something about it to stay on top.

    The Mill 2015-12-12
  6. Helpful (15)

    "A Disappointing Experience"

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    I have been working at The Mill

    Pros

    Food is always available, dinner provided if working late, high quality work, international exposure.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, weekend/holiday work often to be expected, lots of internal politics and personal opinions between departments and individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Low hourly wage is justified by "low pay is evened out by the amount of overtime you're expected to work." Also feel pressure to take vacation days when department is slow. It feels as though the company forgets that even its mid-level and junior generation are people too, and need to make end's meet in one of the most expensive cities in the continental US.

    The Mill 2014-02-03
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Pays badly and treats low level staff with disdain."

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    Former Employee - Media Operator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Mill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Ability to work with some of the top people in the business. The general output of work is excellent. - Equipment is state-of-the-art.

    Cons

    - Low pay. - Ridiculous hours (night shifts, occasional 24 hour shifts, etc) that could be avoided if the workload was arranged more efficiently from the top down. - Past experience isn't valued. You have a degree, can use Avid and After Effects? Doesn't matter, we'll promote the guy who's ten years younger and has no experience because his "face fits" more. It gets a bit grating when that happens three times. If upward mobility exists it is based on very nebulous and arbitrary factors (though that is par for the course in the world of London post production and not exclusive to the Mill). - The kiss-up-and-kick-down principle is lived to the full here. Low level staff are generally treated with disdain by the upper tiers. That said, this place was manna from heaven compared to some of the other post houses I worked at; at least no-one ever shouted at me. And some of the Flame work they did was quite pleasant to look at. So, two out of five.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat low- to mid level staff with more dignity. Also, consider paying salaries that are more appropriate for a crazy-expensive city like London.

    The Mill 2018-09-12
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