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Imageworks President Robert M. Osher
Robert M. Osher
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    Good on some films, bad on others

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Imageworks full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart people who know their jobs. A solid well supported pipeline with some of the best tools in the industry. Good pay (in the past), and fair benefits. A great place to learn and grow as a VFX artist (in the past) Decent hours and paid overtime. Grownups with families can work here.

    Cons

    If you are on a VFX film, there will be some huge egos. Poor to fair producers who are terrible at planning the front-end of production. Unhealthy competition between doltish CG Sups who are all clawing for recognition and stabbing each other in the back for advancement. No advancement based on merit - need to be a maneuvering politico.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your stinking pedestal and walk the halls of your company. You are the least talented people in the building, you should get to know the people who make Imageworks a real animation company. Since the company was essentially moved to Vancouver, I also advise the management to pack up and move there with the artists.


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    Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Imageworks (Culver City, CA).

    Interview

    All day interview with various groups, changing each hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult. Just asking questions about various technologies and gauging comfort level / enthusiasm.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate, offer was above and beyond what I expected at the time.

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Website www.sonypictures.com/imageworks
Headquarters Culver City, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

Making elaborate images work has a good effect on Sony Pictures Imageworks' business. The company is the visual effects and computer-generated animation unit for Sony Pictures Entertainment's various movie studios. Sony Pictures Imageworks creates special effects mainly for Sony-produced motion pictures, but it also works for rival studios. It has worked on such movies as Watchmen, Hancock, and Spider-Man 3. The firm operates as part of Sony Digital Production, along with Sony Pictures Animation. Sony Pictures Imageworks has garnered several Academy Award ... More

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