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DNEG Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "People are nice and our head of animation is fantastic, the shows are getting more exciting projects to work on" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Same problems as larger industry but great people who treated you well" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "can be long hours and sometimes need to train yourself" (in 8 reviews)

  • "start always as short contracts" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great projects to work on in a great working environment!

    Cons

    At time a bit disorganized


  2. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in London, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in London, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    projects , building , location

    Cons

    once you have a salary you will stay with it forever. no possibilities to evolve

  3. "Matchmove Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Great Projects, Nice people, Food for OT

    Cons

    the lack of job progression


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Missed opportunities and the spiral downwards."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Some talented, creative individuals are left but too many have already left and are never replaced.

    Cons

    The middle management disaster and now the company has become Prime Focus in all but name.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what made you into the company that won those Oscars. Talented people and flexibility not moneyball crew manipulation and micromanagement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Double Negative London"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great project not the best, better environment among London VFX studios.

    Cons

    Pipeline is worst among similar level VFX studios. leadership and manager expecting to work late without compensation(overtime pay) including weekend. rare chance to promotion and salary increase.


  6. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people, fantastic experience, good atmosphere

    Cons

    can be long hours and sometimes need to train yourself

    Advice to Management

    re-oganize time management so people can leave on time


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Technical Director in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Lighting Technical Director in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big Hollywood projects. Chance to with Hollywood supervisors . They always encourage artists to learn about other departments by proving regular training sessions

    Cons

    No one don't know when the lift works. Street dogs are roaming around office area. And also they don't provide proper parking area for employs vehicles.

    Advice to Management

    Artist managers should stop giving fake promises to artist. And also Facilities need to improve a lot.

  8. "Only Good projects"

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    Current Employee - Compositor in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Compositor in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good projects to work for indians

    Cons

    long working hours and more labor work than smart work.

    Advice to Management

    more training and breathing space to learn and be efficient for compositors


  9. "Could be much better"

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    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good and talented coworkers

    everyone friendly

    Cons

    Pay was pretty low, they like to promote talent without compensation

    bad pipeline
    poor render software (clarisse)

    not the best shows


  10. "Jr. Compositor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Fun projects
    Room to learn

    Cons

    Salary reviews always delayed
    Horrible communication between sites and leads.
    Primefocus is not the umbrella you want to be under

    Advice to Management

    Pay your artists better.
    Communicate with each other in facility and to other facilities better.
    Don't ignore your artists.


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