The Mill Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2020

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2.9
42%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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The Mill  Co-Founder & CEO Robin Shenfield (no image)
Robin Shenfield
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have worked in The Mill commercial(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people and talent to learn from(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and constant overtime requests for weekend(in 27 reviews)

  • "Quick turn around for projects, long hours, low pay(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Artist"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Mill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, friendly management, and supervisors, great work life balance, projects are of short periods and have quick turn around time.

    Cons

    There is no process of leveling up the salaries according to industry standards. Review process is quite strange.

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lighting Artist in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Mill full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked in The Mill commercial. Different type of projects. Have to work like a generalist. Work and Life its balanced.

    Cons

    Some times have to work on weekend


  3. Helpful (5)

    "No good company (Bangalore)"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CG Lead in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Mill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1.Work life balance to some extent 2.Can get decent salary if you are good with words 3.No need for talent to grow, just have to suck up to your boss. 4.All the technicolour benefits.

    Cons

    1. Undeserving and inexperienced heads and management people, the site is being run by extremely inexperienced staff, people have been promoted multiple positions higher than their former position to fill up the vacancy despite of their lack of technical know how. 2. All the other Mill sites dump all their discarded work here. 3. QC standards are pretty low. 4.You need to be in the good books of the department heads or be friends with them to go up the ladder. 5.HR don't do their bit either they are hardly seen in their cabin. 6.You need to speak English at all time, your talent doesn't matter, you will be penalized if you don't speak English. 7.Good people quit and will continue to quit if the leaders and department heads are not replaced with worthy ones and shown the door. 8. They show good quality work in their monthlies, demonstration of work done that respective month however you will rarely find any work done in Bangalore in that meetup. 9.So don't fall for the Bangalore showreel a lot of it is not even done by Bangalore employees.

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  4. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Mill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some late nights but the work makes it worth it.

    Cons

    some of the best talent in the industry work here.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent workplace but deteriorated"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rigging Artist in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was great when breaking in, was able to learn and get up to speed on my job in the industry

    Cons

    Impossible to get raises, toxic view of management because of fear of constant firings, unwillingness to hire help when needed, just shouldered all the work on myself

  6. "Amazing Artists"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at The Mill full-time

    Pros

    This place is filled with some of the world's finest creative talent.

    Cons

    There are very long hour, but that's almost standard across the industry.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hopefully The Mill will figure it out"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office and it looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    My time at the mill was disturbing. The pay is not enough to live even when you work 86hrs a week. Promotions never happen and if they do it will go to someone that has been waiting 3 years for it. Even though we had hundreds of artists in the office we still hired freelancers on a weekly basis and they made almost double what employees made. This was my dream company to work for and It's unfortunate the work environment turned out to be this way.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, Terrible management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and projects, Facilities top notch, Free Coffee.

    Cons

    Bad politics and management, feels like you are just a quota to be filled. No one wants to be hired based on their gender or diversity, we want to be hired based on our skill!

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst show I worked on in my life"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VFX Production Coordinator in Adelaide

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    A company who wanted to be at its best but was submerged in this huge wave of new people coming in! Stress, unpaid overtime and A LOT of overtime

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good for CV"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Motion Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Mill full-time

    Pros

    Great people and talent to learn from.

    Cons

    Heavily politcal, career advancement isn't based on your ability but how well you do at drinking with senior team. Long hours and constant overtime requests for weekend.

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