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Read what Mainframe Studios employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Mainframe Studios has a career opportunities rating of 4.3.

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6 English questions out of 6

February 1, 2022

How are the career development opportunities at Mainframe Studios?

Pros

Great people, great opportunities and very fulfilling job overall.

Cons

Not many, perhaps some communications issues here and there.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing.

Great people, great opportunities and very fulfilling job overall.

February 1, 2022

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February 25, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Mainframe Studios?

Pros

- Good Location (when we worked in studio) - Decent projects - Stable employment, there are lots of TV series in production, with more on the way, many people have been with the studio for years - The studio keeps growing so there are a number of opportunities for advancement - The studio is getting more and more ambitious with the TV series they are producing, and thus the quality level the animation continues to improve - Competitive pay, a bit on the lower side - There are some health benefits - Decent place to learn and grow

Cons

- Mainframe’s biggest weak point is - pre production… Very little is ready when a new project launches into full-production, and thus fundamental framework doesn’t get put in place until way late in the production... if ever. - Management appears to be applying old templates from previous basic projects and applying them to new much more ambitious and complicated projects. --- Expecting artists to deliver advanced materials in the same amount of time the studio previously delivered something basic. - Lots of talk about the studio burning out their crew on all the newer projects. (Barbie projects being the exception as they have had more than a decade to streamline things and build up resources)

Advice to Management

- Invest more time in pre production, so your projects have a stronger foundation to work off of. - Schedules and resources need to evolve with your ambitions - Avoid burning out your crew

The studio keeps growing so there are a number of opportunities for advancement

February 25, 2021

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July 20, 2020

Does Mainframe Studios have any mentoring programs?

Pros

Friendly Artists, Higher Management is Approachable, Beer Fridays, Mentorship for Artists

Cons

Low Pay No mentorship for Production Disorganized A lack of investment from Managers/Producers Short Contracts Lack of Leadership

Advice to Management

Invest in peoples career development and opportunities as much they invest in you. Have a mentorship program for people aspiring to get Into Production. Reward people who demonstrate a strong work ethic by nurturing them with career growth.

No mentorship for Production

July 20, 2020

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September 18, 2022

Why do Mainframe Studios employees quit?

Pros

Good Coffee. Centrally Located. Artist Friendly. Good Coffee Poor work ethic will still get you promoted. Great beer on Fridays

Cons

Poorly Managed. Cut-throat. Instead of Production Managers/Producers rewarding those that work hard and take initiative to get into Production I was given a very short-term contract (6 weeks) that is below the standard trial period of 3 months, which does more harm than good in a competitive industry. They make you feel like you are not valuable to the team by ignoring you when greeting everyone on the team. They don't work with you, nurture you, or invest in your growth. In fact, my Producer didn't care at all. Weak communication from your Production Coordinator. After dodging my question for weeks about whether my contract was going to be renewed, extended, or expire, so I could be prepared, I was told 3 days before the last day of my 6-week contract that it was not to be renewed. The Production Coordinator has purposely had Production Assistants and Coordinators terminated without proper reason. Some departments are self-managed and people show up an hour late every day. The Producer was widely known for being absent-minded and some Production Managers were known for being unprofessional. They don't care if you take initiative or go above and beyond, if they don't want you they will get rid of you.

Advice to Management

Don't be irresponsible with people's futures. Don't take for granted people with a work ethic. Before making decisions listen to both sides of the story. 6-week contracts are detrimental. Invest in those that take initiative, go above and beyond, and put in the hours. The standard trial period is 3 months, not 6 weeks.

The Production Coordinator has purposely had Production Assistants and Coordinators terminated without proper reason.

September 18, 2022

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January 24, 2022

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Mainframe Studios?

Pros

it was interesting project and I can learn a lot of things through it. Supervisor and Lead are really kind and thoughtful. Some animators in my team are talented artists so I could enjoy to work even remotely.

Cons

Schedule was really tight so I needed to work over time a lot.

it was interesting project and I can learn a lot of things through it.

January 24, 2022

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