Weta Digital Reviews

Updated 16 Nov 2020

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3.3
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Pros
  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 13 reviews)

  • "cutting edge tech, great shows, great people(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours can get daunting and the lack of paid time off makes it hard to take a holiday(in 23 reviews)

  • "Pressure / Wellington is boring(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Too much work, No life"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Technical Director 

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

    Pros

    Got to work in multiple department

    Cons

    too much work, too much politics

  2. "Big company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with amazing projects

    Cons

    Too much underground politics, long working hours with no Sick Leave.


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Very interesting work, sometimes poor management decisions"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    State-of-the-art and innovative technology; great to work on Avatar, with James Cameron, and with the highly talented and creative staff

    Cons

    Sometimes poor management decisions, lots of politics where some people get excluded on purpose, not transparent regarding promotion and monetary compensation, good people don't get promoted while not very competent ones do, limited flexibility regarding home office during pandemic, resistant to remote working, attitude: be lucky to work for us

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  4. "Great studio and a great team with really fun and challenging projects . Fully stocked kitchens and Friday Beer O'Clock"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Motion Editor in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Great projects and people .

    Cons

    Tough to move up or around the company

  5. "Great company overall"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management takes great care of employees, making sure they lack of nothing, this helps maintaining an overall great atmosphere. Very talented peoples from who to learn. Great opportunities (different roles / team, ..)

    Cons

    Can feel a bit overwhelming when coming from smaller structures.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Post Production Artist"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Production Arist in Turangi, Wellington

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. Upper management/HR is getting all the perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate structure in full swing. No room to breathe, very tight schedules. Not artist friendly...sweat shot mentality. Projects are not as good as they use to be.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Still give hopes for the Future Weta-ers."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paint Artist in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits Good project Home away from home Beer Friday! Fish and chips!

    Cons

    Long hours but reasonable. It's all about connection no more skill-set test. For no valid reason they just don't extent contracts.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary / Working freely / Challenging works

    Cons

    Pressure / Wellington is boring

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior modeler"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Modeler 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best project you can work with

    Cons

    Not good treatment from hr for the exist artist

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Good and clever people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management that do not understand the process

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