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Updated Jan 19, 2020

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Imageworks President  Robert M. Osher
Robert M. Osher
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best, not the worst, but overall not very stable"

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    Layout Artist in Culver City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks

    Pros

    -They pay a decent wage -You can work on high profile projects -It is on the Westside of LA -Most of the other people here are great folks to work with -Team leads and artists are really great at what they do -They WILL pay overtime

    Cons

    -Long days -Inconsistent deadlines -Current director's unreasonable requests are met at the expense of the artists time -No stability, layoffs at the drop of a hat -Jobs are being moved over to Canada and elsewhere -Very little upward mobility -Very little vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Consider better time and client management on the feature animation-side, my deadlines have shifted every day for almost a month. Try giving more vacation time -- 2 weeks is unreasonable for the amount of work people do. I believe employees need to work 5-7 years before getting an extra week of vacation time. That is very wrong. The Sony store should give bigger discounts for employees in lieu of the other benefits mentioned above. Try giving people more job security. Allow for more cross-department mobility by giving employees 1 project to learn the ropes and a second to demonstrate their applied skills.

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    Imageworks2010-10-21
  2. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Excellent people -Lots of learning and growing opportunities -Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    -Depending on the project you might do some OT (paid) -Living costs in vancouver are expensive

    Imageworks2020-01-20
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  4. "Amazing place to be, just a little bit cold"

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    Former Employee - Senior Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At least on my experience most things were pretty nailed down in terms of the pipeline which is very robust. You get everything you need to work and most things work smoothly and if not you have a lot of support.

    Cons

    It{s a little bit cold because you really can be focused on your work all day and not really need anyone so you gotta go put the extra effort to make friends with other artists around you.

    Imageworks2019-11-14
  5. "Sorry about the bitterness. But my experience was quite unjust and shady"

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    Former Contractor - Rough Layout Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Imageworks for less than a year

    Pros

    Extensive pipeline. But in most cases, way more tools than they know they to do with. Lots of legacy tools

    Cons

    Very little to no support from Lead and higher ups, especially to newly hired.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know artists, and practice what is being preached, about being fair and creating a positive working environment.

    Imageworks2019-07-18
  6. "Did not deliver on promises when job was offered"

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    Former Contractor - Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks for more than a year

    Pros

    High salary nice work environment

    Cons

    Very corporate feeling. Mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Look to talent within your staff

    Imageworks2019-04-05
  7. "Rough Layout Artist"

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    Current Contractor - Rough Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks for more than a year

    Pros

    great work environment lots of creative freedom good production schedule

    Cons

    pay could be more competitive

    Imageworks2019-02-06
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