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Updated 4 February 2018
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Pros
  • Getting to work on movies, great people, able to have time to learn and develop new skills sets (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay, great location, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Just about everyone at the Culver City was really depressed my whole internship but I can't really blame them when they are moving all staff to Canada (in 7 reviews)

  • The long hours, as mentioned above, could be tiring at times (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imageworks full-time

    Pros

    - culture is the right balance between a casual vibe and a professional environment
    - lots of room for career advancement
    - FANTASTIC people

    Cons

    - extremely fast paced (as per most VFX shops)


  2. "You are always waiting for bad news."

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are great, best benefits, nice environment, good projects. They used to have great extracurricular activities that made it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Moved most of staff to Vancouver. You never feel completely at ease and safe because you are always waiting to hear bad news. Hours can be grueling.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about morale and retaining your talent.


  3. "Great artists and projects , but unstable job."

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with great artists ,encouraging teamwork and various projects. and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    very unstable job position and projects, and management sometimes treats not good for artists.


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  5. "Has potential, but lacks a personal touch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Innovative history
    - Good pay and benefits
    - Free snacks and coffee

    Cons

    - Super cold and impersonal workplace
    - Projects are all regurgitations (sequels) and not very exciting
    - Management doesn't really go out on the floor and mingle with the people
    - Very corporate
    - Bad attitudes in employees isn't dealt with, but rather poked fun at, instead of making the hard decisions to get in better people

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on career advancement
    - Be more visible to employees
    - Have more strategic planning
    - More company transparency


  6. "lighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to develop your career

    Cons

    haven't found any cons yet


  7. "amazing studio"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - fantastic apprenticeships and internships as well as training programs
    - positive community
    - there's always an opening for professional growth
    - awesome multitalented artists around

    Cons

    - can't find any so far


  8. "Production Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good perks
    - Great location
    - Overall nice team
    - Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    - Somewhat disorganized
    - Very impersonal environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "like a famous character said: meh !!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary / benefits
    friendly people

    Cons

    boring shows to work on!
     Emoji? ...really!?

    Old and not very efficient pipeline


  10. "Technical director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Director
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Director

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with a great group of talented people on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Can be demanding work load.


  11. "FX TD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    many pros, including interesting job, great opportunities to raise as a professional and etc

    Cons

    no cons yet. I'm a newcomer


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