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Framestore Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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  • "Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours" (in 18 reviews)

  • "No overtime for staff positions, only toil" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Senior VFX Producer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team - no egos, great work! Fun, collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but can be manageable.


  2. "Good Experience Overall"

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    Current Employee - Compositor
    Current Employee - Compositor

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Good project, work/life balance is not too bad in this industry.

    Cons

    Salary is low but you know, it's Montreal...

  3. "N/A"

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

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

    Pros

    Creative industry and they do amazing things.

    Cons

    Upper management lack of support and favoritism


  4. "3D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and the vibe is great.

    Cons

    Too much bond between the certain groups of people.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Don't work here."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company does great work. There were some nice people in the office.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. Every time I walked into the office I was afraid of doing something wrong. There was no positive attitude in the office. People in management positions always treated me with disrespect and never made me feel part of the team. I was always talked down to and people never valued my opinion or took it into consideration. I felt like everyone in the office was always on their toes and there was never a relaxed moment.

    Advice to Management

    Be better leaders! Learn to listen to others no matter what their position is. Everyone should be treated with the same amount of respect no matter who they are! No ifs, ands or buts! In my opinion, the CEO should step in and clean house and get new management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Head of Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Fun, creative workplace, work on some cool movies

    Cons

    Feels like a factory, lots of burnout


  7. Helpful (5)

    "A lot of Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing calibre of work decent OT comp, leads are good, teamwork is really the only shining good example.

    Cons

    Its like 1776 America all over again if you're not British or related don't bother. You can have decades of tenure in the company and it means nothing and you'll be dropped like a fly if they have someone who road in on coattails gunning for your position. A SERIOUS nepotism problem. Alot of political red tape&management's business values and work ethic are dated and making the company regress ... you can feel the lack of money and leadership. Serious problematic trickle-down from the top to bottom. they have interns and runners and JR level freelancers they keep on the bottom for years and years that do quality work BEYOND THEIR PAY while incompetent boneheads get hired&promoted routinely. it's really like grade school. the work looks good on a reel&some of the connections you make are worthwhile but the office politics are suffocating. stay there even just 3 months with your head down and shutters on and you feel it.

    Advice to Management

    Reset your priorities. really take a look at the teams you've built. decide wether or not protecting certain personnell because of who they know or the power they hold is more important than building quality teams with sound work ethics.

  8. "Finance/Administration"

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

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Location and neighborhood, breakfast, office architecture and style, some friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of training and zero career path. It's basically a sink or swim situation where management is either hands off or uninterested in their employees future and well being. Talented and hard working people are not given the tools and support they need to succeed and better themselves and the company. This may be due to senior management being untrained in how to manage people and business.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just leave it up to the employee to figure it out. It takes more than hard work to succeed, sometimes money spent on employee development and training could be a huge investment. Maybe this is due to the company attitude that non-creative workers do not generate income? There really needs to be a company wide intervention and overhaul of management and find people who really know how to nurture and build great teams.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR is very unprofessional"

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

    Pros

    No Pros. Employees need to speak up and not sugarcoat the goodness.

    Cons

    HR needs to be revamped. Very unprofessional and does not care about their employees especially talent acquisition consultants based in Sydney who have no knowledge of US job market. Reason why there are many employees leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes with a pair of glasses


  10. Helpful (4)

    "MD"

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

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Get to be involved in some of the best work in the world

    Cons

    Poor upper management. No real vision. If you are not English don't expect to get a senior level. It does happen but not frequently.

    Advice to Management

    It is your own inadequate skills sets that stand between where you are now and where you could be. Support your managers with your knowledge be willing to fight for them because they are fighting for the company every day.