Scanline VFX Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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2.5
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  1. "Impersonal, little upward mobility"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time

    Pros

    The rate is good (but no OT)

    Cons

    Disorganized management, lack of community,

  2. "Scamline"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the nicest coworkers/sups I have gotten to work with

    Cons

    HR horrible. Leaves artist in the dark. Left feeling like you don't know whats going on in regards to your contract. Do not respect the labor law. Probably the last employer in Vancouver pulling the "high tech worker" lie. Very "title heavy". Although no senior/mid/junior ranks, again often feeling left our in the dark if not lead

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  3. "terrible company"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rigging Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    near skytrain station and downtown. and....nothing....terrible.

    Cons

    unpaid holiday, messed the pipeline up. They are doing micro managing.

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  4. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy and Relax Environment, good salary if you can negotiate and fun projects to work on.

    Cons

    Far from the city Center, old pipeline and very little flexibility to introduce new ideas, also lack talented people

  5. "Nice place, nice people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texture Artist 

    I have been working at Scanline VFX full-time

    Pros

    The company really takes care of the employees and it treats you like a family, nice environment and projects and lots of work

    Cons

    At time is a messy environment for an artist but it's still better then most places

  6. "Great people, amazing projects, BAD HR and Management."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will work on amazing VFX Films, the people and atmosphere is great

    Cons

    HR is slow as you cant imagine, they will get back to you whenever they want not whenever you agreed, they are capable of giving you 5 days notice about not being renewed.

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  7. "Definitely not ok !"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - FX Artist in Munich, Bavaria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great projects and good salary.

    Cons

    The management is completely transparent and senior artists treat you exactly how they decide so if they don't like your face, you will suffer. Flowline is a mess and is by far the worst tool I've ever worked with. Only one or two people in the company really understand it, the rest of them are just confused and struggle to do simple stuffs with it. The management just wait for new projects coming from Canada so if they have some, they hire new people, if they don't, they fire new people. As simple as that ! If you don't speak German, be ready to feel alone.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Anon"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time

    Pros

    Owners love to party, treat employees well when celebrating.

    Cons

    Management can be hypocritical in their direction. High turnover due to employees unhappy with management.

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    "Truly Awful"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - VFX Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice central location (Vancouver office).

    Cons

    - Negligent management, why? 1. Leaving numerous employee contracts to the last week or even day of employment without any prior notice of extension is disgusting. Playing with peoples livelihoods should be taken much more seriously. 2. When people come to management with concerns over artist morale, usually due to the aforementioned, it should be again taken seriously and not thrown into the garbage bin of complaints. 3. Stop pigeonholing your artists into staying by deliberately continuing to use niche software that's harder to use and on par if not more expensive than the competition when taking training time into account. - Stephan (CEO) should pick a job and stick to it. If he wants to be CEO then he needs to learn to be more considerate of others and breed a more compassionate working environment to match, there's a reason why the top echelons are full of highly paid sharks because they go unchecked. If he wants to be a VFX Supervisor then go for it, and only it. You're a good supervisor, a little harsh directly and a little militant but you have a great eye for what you want and how to get there and I always appreciated that even when it meant a complete redo. If he wants to push Flowline and maybe fix this issue of pigeonholing a little then step aside from ScanlineVFX and push the software to other studios but properly this time to avoid another MPC fiasco; the software is already an IP of Flowline GmbH and not Scanline.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worked to death"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Scanline VFX full-time

    Pros

    Big projects, somewhat big shots

    Cons

    They really dont mind if you've been working 90 hours straight as long as they get their unrealistic goals met

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