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4.2
88%
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89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People, Great Leaders, Great Projects, Great Pipeline(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people who are very helpful, great projects, great office(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours when deadlines, as expected(in 22 reviews)

  • "Salary is low but you know, it's Montreal(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Feb 24, 2021 - Finance in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management is easy going and doesn't micro manage. Good opportunities to grow and take on new tasks.

      Cons

      Very few and it most likely will depend on who you are working under, but mostly people here are very friendly and approachable.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Jul 6, 2021 - Pipeline Technical Director in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - IA Pipeline team very friendly - Chicago office very fun and easy to work with - A large variety of work

      Cons

      - Not a lot of opportunity for promotions

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      burned out and unappreciated

      May 5, 2021 - Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      they hire the top talented artists and hr makes an effort to keep moral up.

      Cons

      Too many to list. It's impossible to move up in the company, it does happen but typically years after the person should have been promoted, assuming they didn't quit first. Like all VFX houses, there is no work life balance, even if the company owner keeps saying there should be, there isn't one. You will be expected to work overnight and weekends because that is how the producers plan the projects. Production is a joke with little to no training for the coordinators and only hiring freelance producers who don't know how to do their job and their contract ends by the time they figure it out. If you drive to work, there is zero parking, even for the full time staff. There isn't a clear chain of command in the LA office so it is a huge unorganized mess. Oh and all those beautiful pieces on their reel framestore is know for? You won't be working on any of that because London does all the impressive work. What does LA do? Mediocre commercials that will make you feel disillusioned and turns the place into a meat grinder causing everyone to have terrible attitudes and treat everyone poorly.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good health insurance and educational resources

      May 7, 2021 - 3D Artist in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      access to gnomon and other classes, good health insurance, nice co workers, really decent people

      Cons

      too much work and too few artists, poor organization, poor communication, crewing is unaware of skillset of artists

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      management was ridiculous

      Feb 18, 2021 - Runner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - free breakfast, snacks - friendly coworkers

      Cons

      - management was so uptight and made you do busy work even if there was nothing to do - SEVERE boys club situation. all the men I knew who had previously been a runner had been promoted less than a year of working while the majority of runners were female -worked 40 hours a week but made you sign on 3-month contract as "part-time" so you wouldn't have any work benefits

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place with Great People

      Feb 17, 2021 - Junior Compositor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible place, incredible work, incredible people.

      Cons

      Long hours here and there, but not unlike any other place.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The Worst By Far

      Aug 13, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work they do can be cool.

      Cons

      Extremely toxic environment. There is no support at all. There is a culture of fear there so everyone is quick to throw someone under the bus just to avoid being seriously demeaned by management. Management is the absolute worst I have ever experienced. To the point of being cruel. The organization and communication is so god awful I'd say none at all would be an improvement. I've never worked at a place where people got drunk...full on drunk not just tipsy, on the job on a regular basis. They would also come in having not gone home the night before and still drunk. Honestly, my teenage job in fast food was better than working at Framestore. I have had difficult jobs, I've worked with difficult people and nothing has even come close to being as awful as Framestore. They treat people like assets they can throw away. The way they talk about the artists, I honestly wondered if they knew they were talking about human beings. Sincerely unpleasant people with no regard for quality of life.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It depends on which projects you work on

      Jan 27, 2021 - VFX Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great, talented artists work here.

      Cons

      Company politics gets in the way of retaining top talent.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad

      Feb 2, 2021 - Production Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really cool and fun work

      Cons

      Terrible work environment. Management does not work well. They are always talking down to people

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Don't care about their employees

      Feb 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some high quality work is generated

      Cons

      Employee burnout and poor management

      2 people found this review helpful
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