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Cinesite Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Beaten path heading south.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 3D Technical Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - 3D Technical Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cinesite as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall nice working environment, crew and facility. Well equipped and reasonably well managed.

    Cons

    Good level of work, but like the rest of the industry struggling for consistency in the face of international competition. Smallest of the top 5 London feature film post-production houses, probably suffered the most
    shrinkage and volatility in recent years out of that group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is some rigidness, lack of innovation, maturity and long term strategy. Volatility and cannibalizing competition, international tax-breaks and being at the end of a long food-chain are conditions we can not change. However this is not the first industry in the history of economics undergoing hardship.
    Perhaps a little less 'film & media' high mindedness and openness to new approaches than the beaten
    path might help.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Work Life Balance!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cinesite as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly company, talented artists and nice environment. Good pipeline and tools. Compared to the rest of the industry the working hours are very well managed and the artists are looked after

    Cons

    Wish that the Freelance contracts were longer rather then extended piece meal at the end of a show

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value the work life balance as this makes a big difference to those of us that have been burnt out at other facilities and makes Cinesite a nice place to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A small shop in a flat-lining industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cinesite full-time

    Pros

    Some good people in a good (probably soon to be vacant) building. Central location. Decent work-life balance. Pay scale within range for the industry and city.

    Good place to gain some short-term experience in the industry.

    Cons

    The industry is flat, and declining in London. Commercial pressures are causing work to move off-shore, mainly to the far-east or Canada. It is no fun to work for a company which is smaller than it was 10 years ago, and getting smaller all the time.

    Long-serving top management have shown little or no ability to turn around company fortunes. Repeated attempts to develop animation capabilities have failed. Management actively encourages infighting amongst staff, because 'the cream will rise to the top'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change starts at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - VFX Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - VFX Compositor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cinesite as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Artist caring
    Beautiful environment
    Quality oriented
    Excellent work results
    Good work policies

    Cons

    Has had issues of viability in the pass, would need to avoid closure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep your company in the business!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A missed opportunity to get the bast from staff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lighting TD in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lighting TD in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cinesite full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Artists were great to work with
    and gave 100% to projects
    Money and location was very good

    Cons

    Senior management was diabolical, psychotic and paranoid
    2 to 3 people have been allowed to run Cinesites once great reputation into the ground.
    Clients just don't want to know anymore.
    Working practices were archaic and nepotism ruled the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lighting TD in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lighting TD in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cinesite as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, good environment, good pay, high profile work

    Cons

    Some parts of the pipeline could work more effeciently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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