The Mill Reviews

Updated 27 May 2021

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58 Ratings
Pros
  • "I have worked in The Mill commercial(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, great people and great facilities(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The pay and long hours for artists(in 27 reviews)

  • "Quick turn around for projects, long hours, low pay(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior Artist

      8 May 2019 - Senior Artist in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      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.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent place to work

      25 Feb 2021 - Nuke Compositor in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse work Scope to work with the industry leaders Work life balance is satisfactory

      Cons

      Terrible management and bureaucracy The managers are incompetent No job security In experienced production

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      28 Nov 2020 - Lead Pipeline Technical Director in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, exposure

      Cons

      Sudden decision from top level management

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      21 Aug 2020 - Senior Lighting Artist in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      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

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No good company (Bangalore)

      10 Apr 2019 - CG Lead in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      9 months of hell

      11 Mar 2021 - Runner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great colleagues in the runner program wouldn't have survived there for 9 months if it wasn't for them, incoming clients usually extremely respectful, got breakfast and dinner included if you worked those hours.

      Cons

      Low pay, rude employees treat you like you are the scum of the earth, basically no opportunities to work up, I was not given a mentor or shadowing opportunities even after multiple asks to both my bosses, hr etc. Would not recommend this job to anyone. long days, horribly managed. Money is terribly mismanaged, so much waste on food that is unnecessary and gets thrown out. No one would listen to any suggestions that were made because I quote ´we don't want to make it difficult for our other employees´ this applied to many situations, for example one of them being to put a sign over the sinks to advise people to throw away the food off their plates before putting in the sink. - not allowed because we had to treat other employees like royalty in a sense when we are there to mainly service the clients. In conclusion an extremely toxic workplace and would not recommend to anyone.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Soulless shell of what used to be a good company

      20 May 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was decent, there were lots of staff events with free food and drink and most colleagues were generally great.

      Cons

      There was always a jobs for the boys culture even before Technicolor got hold of it where white, middle-class kids that liked fixed gear racers and designer workwear always tended to gravitate to positions of influence. And laughably, despite banging on ad infinitum about diversity, there were virtually no black people or women in those roles either.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Technicolor ruined a great company

      21 Apr 2021 - CG Artist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great artists and leads - High profile commercials - Parties and events before the pandemic - The company name can help you get hired somewhere else

      Cons

      In the 4 years I was there I witnessed a decline after Technicolor bought The Mill. - Staff got fired or left in every department at all levels, including the heads of CG. This happened in rounds every year and it was expected, causing widespread anxiety - Poor communication and organization from upper management - Messy schedules with crazy deadlines and underbid jobs - Leads now get forced to manage teams in Bangalore, where a lot of the work gets made remotely instead of in NY - General negativity between employees, everyone feels helpless and complains a lot

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      25 May 2021 - Head of 3D in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun culture Really nice people Good location

      Cons

      Work you to death sometimes

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Big company, about what you'd expect.

      27 May 2021 - Creative Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Industry name recognition & good salary. Good for people who are competitive and want to climb the career ladder. Quality of work is top notch.

      Cons

      Competitive, not well organized or collaborative, not always staffed, outsourced work, lacking in leadership, mentorship & guidance.

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