Little Dot Studios Diversity And Inclusion FAQ

Read what Little Dot Studios employees think about diversity and inclusion at the company, and if their workforce is comprised and supportive of individuals of varying gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and other attributes.

Little Dot Studios has a diversity rating of 4.2.

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Does there seem to be diversity at Little Dot Studios?

8 English reviews out of 8

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7 September 2021

Pros

The company have refined their values in the last year and have put a large amount of work into their people team with training, development, diversity, inclusion and equity becoming part of the culture. As an organisation, it's been great to grow alongside them as they go from strength to strength.

Cons

There can often feel like there's a disconnect across the various sections of the business as the company is pretty expansive, so at times it's difficult to know what other teams do, see what they are working on and collaborate as they can feel quite insular.

The company have refined their values in the last year and have put a large amount of work into their people team with training, development, diversity, inclusion and equity becoming part of the culture.

7 September 2021

Reviewed by: Graphic Designer in London, England (Current Employee)

14 May 2021

Pros

Little dot has been good at adapting to wider changes in the recent year. Not just Covid and how that has affected work in general, but also by focusing on diversity and inclusion issues in the media industry. Starters salary is now also decent and raised to match London living wage. I totally acknowledge all the employees at LDS who are working at making this company better for humans. They’re the real jewels of this place.

Cons

Top management still overwhelmingly white and male - IT IS often harder for “others” to progress, climb the ladder, break the glass ceiling, however you want to express it. There’s no salary transparency which only perpetuate these issues. As an employee you don’t know how much you earn within your own position’s salary bracket, which just felt very weird. Top management was murky about disclosing salary brackets with the defence of protecting “some people” who might feel em, “uncomfortable” by revealing these, but made me think: what about all the employees who wants clarity around what raise they can expect or ask for? Next thing; career progression. Very hard to do this according to your eventual skills and wishes. Once you land the role, you can move upwards (not to senior management obvs) and you have to prove yourself every step of the way plus some. But from there it kinda ends. The job doesn’t get more creative, quite the contrary as you’ll probably end up doing more admin stuff. Trying to do both; you’ll probably burn out within a year, unless you have some kinda superhuman drugs that are good for your health too. Career development at LDS (at least till my last day there) was something like 2 pages chart flow presentation. Lastly, having had a few different managers over time, last one was way too controlling, micro managing, going far into details of my work which took my agency away - this really put me off in the end.

Advice to Management

Make salary brackets transparent if you wanna play fair. Take your career development scheme seriously, apply it to all teams and all staff that more people have opportunities to play properly to their strengths, skills and visions. That will truly diversify and grow your company. In my time it seems only some favourites got this opportunity. Check your line managers: how are they working with employees? Are they too controlling? Are employees happy with them? Do they let staff “go alone” with ideas and experiments and trust them? If not, it’s really hard to grow, have agency, be recognised and contribute with something valuable.

Not just Covid and how that has affected work in general, but also by focusing on diversity and inclusion issues in the media industry.

14 May 2021

Reviewed by: Anonymous in London, England (Anonymous Employee)

18 March 2021

Pros

I’ve read some of the reviews and am quite shocked and can only feel that some of the reviews were from those with person axe to grind. LDS has amazing people working for them at a senior and more junior levels. It has the usual growing pains that come with fast growth and success but it has a truly wonderful culture of respect which is rigorously enforced from the top down. There are wholly heartedly focused on employee wellbeing, diversity, and sustainability. More so than any company I have experienced. I feel privileged to work at Little Dot and I know many of my colleagues feel likewise. Senior management are very transparent which is very refreshing. As for work life balance this is totally valued but it’s so busy growing you can’t help but roll your sleeves up and deliver. That’s on me for not managing my work life balance not on management who actively encourage it. It has complete flexibility in working and an open mind. It treats you like an adult unlike so many companies.

Cons

Salaries are ok but could be a little better

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you are doing!

There are wholly heartedly focused on employee wellbeing, diversity, and sustainability.

18 March 2021

Reviewed by: Director in London, England (Current Employee)

11 March 2021

Pros

I have never worked somewhere with a leadership team who are so dedicated to making work a great place for their staff - the focus on doing things fairly, the focus on sustainability, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and getting staff feedback is incredible. Yes, we work hard but we are lucky enough to work with incredible clients, with a lovely bunch of people, and a caring leadership team. Little Dot empowers people- if you have an idea, they'll give you the tools to make it happen. Genuinely a fantastic bunch of inspiring people. And the new office is amazing!

Cons

We are working hard and fast, and that's because we are growing so quickly due to our success - but this is recognised by management and there is a huge focus on hiring. (I'd much rather work somewhere which is growing and therefore we're busy, rather than working hard because loads of people have been made redundant (Little Dot haven't made a single person redundant due to Covid, which is incredible).) There is a culture set from the leadership where they just don't switch off (even on holiday) which doesn't set a great example.

the focus on doing things fairly, the focus on sustainability, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and getting staff feedback is incredible.

11 March 2021

Reviewed by: Communications Specialist (Current Employee)

3 July 2020

Pros

Chill environment Good starting place for grads

Cons

- No career or skill development at all unless you look and act a certain way, i.e. white & massively social - Will only promote based on skin colour & how much you suck up to management - This is a 'lads' company through and through - Will not address the issues of racism/misogyny within the business - Management/Senior staff take credit for work/achievments or those lower down - Strange facade of helping to fight racism within the industry without actually applying it to the company itself & coming up with endless excuses for the lack of diversity With all the above, and more than others have mentioned the salary & mental toll this will have on you isn't worth it at all

Advice to Management

This is a useless section as management have made is painfully obvious they won't ever listen nor change.

Strange facade of helping to fight racism within the industry without actually applying it to the company itself & coming up with endless excuses for the lack of diversity

3 July 2020

Reviewed by: Editor (Current Employee)

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