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Updated Jan 19, 2020

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Imageworks EVP Michelle Grady
Michelle Grady
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Strong technology stack and great people(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great location, good benefits(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Living costs in vancouver are expensive(in 26 reviews)

  • "Animation tools suffer from feature bloat(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Loved it. home for me

      Dec 26, 2013 - Senior FX Td in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay. Great culture. The best movies to work on. Awesome pipeline.

      Cons

      Moved to Vancouver B.C.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      You are always waiting for bad news.

      Feb 4, 2018 - Production Manager in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Co workers are great, best benefits, nice environment, good projects. They used to have great extracurricular activities that made it a fun place to work.

      Cons

      Moved most of staff to Vancouver. You never feel completely at ease and safe because you are always waiting to hear bad news. Hours can be grueling.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Working at Imageworks

      Jun 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Usually good benefits, good people, they have a great lot to visit for lunch, good gym facilities on the lot if you want to use them.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, most of their jobs have been moved to their Vancouver facility. Only supervisor level for most jobs are left in Los Angeles.

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

      great studio with good people

      Mar 8, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment with competitive salaries. Probably the only good perk of being at the Culver location? A nice campus.

      Cons

      Lots of changes going on, it feels like the Culver office doesn't get as much attention. There aren't as many perks as the Vancouver office.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Sony Imageworks

      Jun 26, 2016 - Production Coordinator in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance Great opportunity to build a skill set Nice campus

      Cons

      Moving most positions to Vancouver Employee/artist retention is not a high priority

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    6. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good while it lasted...

      Jun 11, 2016 - Senior Compositor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This place had great content to work on. The supervisors were very intelligent and amiable. The salaries were also good. When in the final push, production was very good about showing appreciation with various food trucks or other little goodies. That made the workplace happy and subsequently people were motivated.

      Cons

      Thanks to the tax incentives this company has essentially closed up shop in Culver City. Perhaps they are good to work for in Vancouver, however, bear in mind the cost of living difference before you pack your bags.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company, not tons of growth potential

      Jan 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of employee perks, great benefits, exciting work being done, the people are incredibly talented

      Cons

      Unless you move to Vancouver, there isn't a lot of growth potential even if you've been around for a long time (production mostly)

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      One of the great VFX houses (even in decline)

      Jan 14, 2016 - Associate Production Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intelligent and motivated people abound. Huge learning and growth opportunities. Great sense of community and corporate culture.

      Cons

      It has been on the decline for a few years. They have had trouble securing good work and retaining good clients. The majority of positions have been relocated to their Vancouver office.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Went from a great company to a horrible company

      Nov 11, 2015 -  in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good people, had good beneifts

      Cons

      No longer a great company. Got rid of good management. Moved most of the facility to Vancouver

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Fx animator

      Jun 29, 2015 - FX Animator in Culver City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good tools, used to be in LA, Culver city is a great place to have lunch

      Cons

      They liquidated all of the jobs they could and moved thier headquarters out if the country. With the insane rents in Vancouver it makes more sence to just stay here and go into VR or video games. Vfx is a sinking ship that Sony is doing thier best to put at the bottom of the ocean.

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