Mainframe Studios Career Development FAQ

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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4 English questions out of 4

August 11, 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Mainframe Studios?

Pros

- Great place to start your career in VFX, animation or Film& Television - Rich company culture, great staff and social aspects - Good portfolio of projects in-house - Management was supportive

Cons

- Some aspects in early pipeline could be more robust for better efficiency - Salaries could be more competitive - Facility was a bit outdated

Great place to start your career in VFX, animation or Film& Television

August 11, 2020

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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 15, 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Mainframe Studios?

Pros

- starting to get overtime pay occasionally - friendly people

Cons

- high turn over - no compensations

high turn over

September 15, 2020

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