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Image Engine Reviews

Updated November 2, 2018
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  1. "Documentation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, solid place to work.

    Cons

    No cons I can think


  2. "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Image Engine full-time

    Pros

    the people are great to work for

    Cons

    work was temp for a few months

  3. Helpful (2)

    "OK ‘Family business’ with doubtful pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good pipeline, challenging projects.

    Cons

    You have to be ‘friends’ with owners to be recognized, your experience and work is less important. Paid twice monthly (not bi-weekly) with overtime being payed month later. Without your personal hour tracking and own accountant there is no way of knowing whenever you are being properly payed.

    Advice to Management

    Change payment system to weekly, use ADP. Appreciate hard working artists otherwise they will continue leaving.


  4. "familiar company"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Compositor in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends

    I worked at Image Engine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very familiar company which motivates learning

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  5. "would recomment"

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    Former Contractor - Matchmove Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Matchmove Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Image Engine as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    cool team, nice people and very good pipeline

    Cons

    not very social company, not very good upper management decisions

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities for progression, a single building, more social affairs


  6. "All in all a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level FX Technical Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mid Level FX Technical Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline, good RnD team and very helpful people all around. It's not hard to hold your job there for a long time if you know and get along with most of the people there

    Cons

    Huge dips and falls in terms of getting work. It's a little unpredictable hence less job security based on a given contract, sometimes it might be cut short if there is no work available.


  7. "Best studio I've worked at"

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    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, fun projects, great supervisors. Friendly atmosphere, and overall a very fun time. Overtime is discouraged, and fully paid. Great HR team, all told an enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Contract to contract work, so sometimes the team sizes shrink. Just be prepared to be looking for work again 6 months later. Pretty standard in the industry, but something to keep in mind.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing job so far, just keep in mind the more stable you can keep team sizes the more your supervisors are going to be able to build strong and competent teams that will keep costs down and results high in the long term.

  8. "Imagine: What Weta should be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Image Engine full-time

    Pros

    Top notch artists, great leads and sups, thorough and consistent, the shows they chose to engage always have a twist made on them to make it their own.

    Cons

    Erratic flow of shows, most often than not they lose great artists to other companies because of it, and when shows are gained they do not turn to their contact list but start anew with first timers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your department supervisors, they know better.


  9. "A warm little studio"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Image Engine as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the top 3 studios I've ever worked at.
    It could have been the particular show I was on, but the pacing was great. Artists were actively discouraged from working overtime. Studio was small enough that it felt cozy, no endless blank corridors. Other senior TDs were knowledgeable and friendly. There was plenty of friendly cross over with other departments and other shows.

    Cons

    Contract ended too short (even though I was extended 3 times). No upward mobility, strictly contract for foreign workers and the bulk of artists.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "plenty of cool projects, very good artists and quality is fantastic...but very big and drowning in bureaucracy"

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    Former Contractor - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Image Engine as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was consistently able to arrive/leave at a reasonable hour, worked with a lot of very capable people and they have currently streamlined things to be highly efficient internally

    Cons

    Aggressive negotiators regarding salary/employment terms, and pay quite a bit less then competing studios around Vancouver. Not afraid to have people work 16 hr/days for weeks at a time to keep clients happy.
    Adopters of the infamous '8-10 hr day'. (hint. It's 10, so negotiate 'day rates' accordingly, or you'll be working 1 of every 5 days for free)