Digital Domain Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2020

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2.9
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Daniel Seah
28 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Headless Chicken of a Company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people there are overall very nice and personable. It's relatively good pay depending on what you're doing. Some interesting projects. Donuts on Fridays (although that will be your only perk, not kidding.)

    Cons

    Terrible leadership: The major problem is that there are many people in executive positions who have no idea what they are doing and end up hiring completely incompetent people. You can have a whole team of amazing artists but you will end up with crud because your director has no experience or knowledge. Everyone is friendly but executives end up hiring their friends and other people equally incompetent. HR covers up for them because the money keeps flowing but it can only last for so long with these terrible decision makers. It's unbelievable how bad some of the taste is here. Bad Benefits: The benefits are bad relative to comparable companies. DD cares more about your productivity rather than your wellbeing which ends up negatively impacting projects. Bare minimum holidays, vacation, and benefits. Expect to get nothing more than you're legally obligated with very high expectations of your loyalty. Bad Security: If you can get a comparable job somewhere else you will probably have better security. There are rampant lay-offs here. One day you will be told that you're doing well or that your contract will be extended and the next day you're sitting in HR being asked to leave. I've seen it happen to many people. This is a very unstable company that's hemorrhaging cash. Take a few quick bucks here but don't rely on it. There are no careers at DD anymore, just soulless jobs. Bad Morale: Everyone is nice but no one wants to be there. All the employees are gossiping behind management's back. There is no faith in or pride about working at DD.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good in-road to the industry"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Production Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    some opportunities for advancement are available

    Cons

    cheap benefits, at-will employment, poor management

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - A history in visual effects worth being proud of. - Compensation is roughly in line with the standard.

    Cons

    - Backstabbing, political environment. - Carrots waved in front of employees with no intention of following through. - Ancient, frustrating pipeline. - There seems to be a gung-ho attitude by senior staff members that we can burn through newer contract workers by brute forcing everything as opposed to careful planning and organizing your core business efficiently. - No interest in advancing the pipeline towards modern, efficient ways of working which is costing them work and turning away the most top level talent.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Leaderless Mess at DDT"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and exciting tech with potential: VR, MR, AR, etc.

    Cons

    A mess of a company. Severe lack of leadership and direction that is reflected in the code base and the product. A mentality of reinventing the wheel and the grass is always greener, especial if the grass is some shiny new technology. Projects are littered with a zoo of frameworks, new ones incompletely replacing old ones, so you are left with a patch work quilt that is brittle and not able to be maintained. Toxic culture of mistrust because of multiple layoffs, bonus programs that are announced but never come, and performance reviews that are promised but are always "next year".

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  5. "Nice place to work at"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    It was a great experience.

    Cons

    One of the building is pretty dark and it was depressing not to have light the whole day.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice to work with a bunch of talented people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Digital Domain

    Pros

    People around are very experience and talented

    Cons

    Limited parking lots for employee

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technical director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    FX Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain

    Pros

    Full of great people, artists, great projects, historical and iconic in the business. I felt much pride and fun working there.

    Cons

    Management needs to get things organized at times. The facility isn't the best. Since bankruptcy, there are no free drinks or snacks.

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  8. "Great people"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company needs to update equipment.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty unorganized and awful management"

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

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team of co workers

    Cons

    Management are awful at dealing with core issues and complacent staff

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Finance in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, fair pay, good location, opportunities to take responsibilities because no one knows how to do their work

    Cons

    Politics, terrible management style, inefficient, no one pay attention to the quality of work and improvement, unprofessional

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