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Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Full of great people, artists, great projects, historical and iconic in the business (in 4 reviews)

  • Talented people but many egos also (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management needs to learn how to manage or to speak to people (in 5 reviews)

  • Days can get pretty long during crunch time, but to be fair it's often because of the client (pretty much all of the vfx shops have that at times) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical director"

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    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full of great people, artists, great projects, historical and iconic in the business. I felt much pride and fun working there.

    Cons

    Management needs to get things organized at times. The facility isn't the best. Since bankruptcy, there are no free drinks or snacks.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much I can say to them. They are great people. Just the horrible nature of the business makes things not good.


  2. "Nice to work with a bunch of talented people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People around are very experience and talented

    Cons

    Limited parking lots for employee

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, fair pay, good location, opportunities to take responsibilities because no one knows how to do their work

    Cons

    Politics, terrible management style, inefficient, no one pay attention to the quality of work and improvement, unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Internal management is important for a company to develop.


  4. "Paint Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the culture and the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The company moved most of their film work to Vancouver.


  5. Helpful (1)

    ""dead man walking""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    interesting work. great colleagues. intellectually and artistically challenging.

    Cons

    the holding company management is terrible, one is the ultimate micormanager down to the individual purchase approval and the rest are MIA


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Ineffective at creating a healthy environment, avoids conflict resolution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Some Artists and Departments foster a real team environment and friendships
    -Friday Snacks
    -Sometimes has amazing projects

    Cons

    HR and Artist Managers seem unwilling to do some of the less glorious parts of their job which ultimately negatively effects the artists and company culture. This fosters a very 'every man for himself' type attitude and distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises. Take care of your staff


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Management in the Industry!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fellow Artists
    -Projects
    -Production Staff
    -Donuts on Friday

    Cons

    -Worst Department Manager in the Industry.
    -Little to no communication about growth or upcoming projects.
    -Constant disgust amongst artists of poor management.
    -Same day notice of employment termination, this includes contractors and staff.
    -Zero communication between production staff and department managers.

    Advice to Management

    Something needs to be done about the department management at the facility. It was made clear
    that certain people were protected regardless of numerous complaints about them by upper management. This type of behavior leads to artist decent and constant negativity around the studio about department managers who are there to build artists up, no put them down. I hope when enough of these complaints are filed upper management will see to make a change that will benefit the entire studio as a whole.

  8. "VFX Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    It will look good on resume

    Cons

    Definately in a shaky financial situation


  9. "Creative Folks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    Creative Talent with normal crunch time sprints. But team player atmosphere, really great.

    Cons

    Management layers makes the company a bit top heavy, and slow to get decisions made. Not as nimble as smaller companies, but I think that comes with the nature of a larger VFX house.


  10. "Awesome people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are amazing, very good talent, and very cool projects.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the facility. Parking is not as convenient to the building (not a big deal though)

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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