Industrial Light & Magic Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
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  • "It's long hours, but we all know what we are getting into(in 8 reviews)

  • "I don't think they get the same standard of training as San Francisco(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "History and Innovation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creature Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    A proud company always looking to stay at the top of the industry and innovate when and were possible

    Cons

    The history of wokflows and pipeline of the company some times gets in the way

  2. "good review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    it's good to work here

    Cons

    there are no cons here


  3. "It's great!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior FX Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is great

    Cons

    Wish the physical campus was open!

  4. "Same old vfx issues wrapped up in a good name"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Great people, talented artists, high end projects

    Cons

    Clunky pipeline, overly ambitious, same old vfx issues with overworking staff , unnecessary beurocracy

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  5. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Texture Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Great company, warm, welcoming and inclusive

    Cons

    Little support for career progression

  6. "B5 Bathroom Brown Wall Paint"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coffee is good and I liked it.

    Cons

    Execs rightfully terrified Disney will terminate them.

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  7. "Overworked & underpaid production staff"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool project and cutting edge

    Cons

    Around the clock hours, demanding clients, know it all co-workers.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's not a healthy industry"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual FX Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    The work is incredibly fun.

    Cons

    Unless you've been in the industry for well over a decade, you will make significantly less money than you could in other similar industries. Also, most of the work is being done overseas.

  9. "Fun company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Pipeline Technical Director in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Industrial light and magic make the prettiest pixels

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

  10. "Great pleace to work, but they work you hard"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Compositor in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing work and amazing people

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of overtime

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