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Found 82 of over 140 reviews
4.2
91% Recommend to a Friend
85% Approve of CEO

Found 82 of over 140 reviews

4.2
91%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Mainframe Studios CEO Michael Hirsh (no image)
Michael Hirsh
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working culture and decent work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great company culture and people(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unpaid Overtime (though they don't do overtime usually but compensate it with dinner)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great place to start out, but not a lot of room for growth and career development(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good studio

      Sep. 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Cool projects, super friendly environment and helpful coworkers

      Cons

      Some communication issues between departments

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Thanks for your feedback! So glad to hear you are enjoying the projects and your coworkers, we are lucky to get to work with some pretty awesome people here! If you have any suggestions on how to improve communication we're all ears. Please share with your team or HR.

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not bad

      Nov. 25, 2022 - Surface Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent pipeline Long contract Decent benefits

      Cons

      Low salaries Boring show and project

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good People

      Nov. 16, 2022 - Storyboard Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - People are really supportive and helpful - Salary is relatively negotiable

      Cons

      - Fewer team activities - less communication - not the best benefits

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      So happy to hear that you found the people supportive and helpful, we really strive to foster that type of environment. We are hoping to have more team activities coming up now that we able to do so in a safer manner (some fun things are in the works). Thanks so much for your feedback!

    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Oct. 4, 2022 - Senior Animator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Best salary I've had in the industry by far -Nice structure to how scenes are submitted -Very helpful team -Nice overtime policy

      Cons

      -Organizing pipeline could be a little better -Could have had more opportunities for weekly team building (virtual game nights, etc)

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Hey! Thank you for your awesome feedback. Very happy to hear you had a very helpful team and that you enjoyed the team environment. We are working on more activities, especially since we can now get together in person more. Thanks for all of your feedback!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      Sep. 13, 2022 - Groom Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to get your foot in the door. Willing to give anyone an opportunity and train you.

      Cons

      Things never change and there is a ceiling on how much you can grow as an artist.

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Thanks so much for your feedback. We're really want to make sure everyone feels they have an opportunity to grow, please reach out to the Talent Management team or your supervisor and we'd be very interested in learning more about how you would like to grow as an artist.

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Sep. 22, 2022 - Storyboard Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very friendly and communicative staff. The deadlines are reasonable and the teams are great to work with.

      Cons

      The employment benefits could be much better. Could be a little more organized.

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Thanks for providing feedback. So happy to hear you are enjoying the team and that you feel the deadlines are reasonable. And also thanks for your feedback on the benefits and organization. We are always open to suggestions so please feel free to share with your leads/production team or HR.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall

      Sep. 19, 2022 - Junior Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Supervisor and leads are good peoples.

      Cons

      Hr can be confusing sometimes.

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Thanks for your feedback. Please let the HR team know about your experience that has been confusing, we are very open to feedback as it will only help us learn and grow.

    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      be aware

      Sep. 11, 2022 - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      remote work from home friendly production people/ helpful animation leads challenging project and learned a lot solid pipeline

      Cons

      under qualified and demeaning anim sup low pay no paid OT and quota not possible without it

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Very sorry to hear you had a negative experience, this is not the type of environment we encourage. With feedback from employees we can work to make sure everyone has a positive experience. All the best!

    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good!

      Jul. 19, 2022 - Storyboard Revisionist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Talented peoples, nice teamwork with teammates

      Cons

      Not to keep it here

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      So glad you are enjoying working at Mainframe! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Jul. 9, 2022 - Render Wrangler Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Friendly work environment -Many opportunities to learn

      Cons

      -Pacing is a little bit slow

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      Mainframe Studios Response

      Manager, People & Culture

      Glad you are enjoying your work environment and getting opportunities to learn. Thanks for your feedback!

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    Mainframe Studios has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 140 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at Mainframe Studios to a friend and 94% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Mainframe Studios employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Mainframe Studios. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

    91% of Mainframe Studios employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Mainframe Studios 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

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