Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Former Contractor

    Best in class

    Sep 1, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great environment amazing team and leaders history of cutting edge tech best projects available anywhere

    Cons

    becoming quite corporate as part of Disney weather can be rough and location is away from the center of the city. Once you are there, you are pretty much there can be quite competitive

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    ILM is still badass

    Apr 28, 2021 - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You're working for the best in the field ... and Star Wars ... and Disney!

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the hierarchy

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Innovative past and lofty idealism + toxic work culture, low pay and long hours

    May 2, 2021 - Digital Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Talented people, cutting edge tools, often high profile projects, incredible history, you will be surrounded by props and reminders of ILM's golden age.

    Cons

    Low pay for the bay area, management is toxic and exceedingly political and divisive with the worst offenders frequently rising to the top roles. Speaking out is discouraged and those that do face being ousted and blacklisted. Employment is transient with most roles being contract. As a result workers are expendable and treated poorly. Even full time employees can be asked to take unpaid leave during slow times. Opportunities for career and pay growth are limited in such a environment.

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