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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2018

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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization CEO Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "We work hard here at TTF but we also have fun once the work is done(in 10 reviews)

  • "Excellent work life balance , good amount of company activities(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "When getting weekly updates of commitments from casting, can be frustrating(in 5 reviews)

  • "Don't really have a pipeline which doesn't help the efficiency(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Previs Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun, respectful culture. Reasonable hours. Chances to work on amazing movies.

      Cons

      Sometimes business is slow and people move on.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2018-09-19
    • "Community is great. Management not so much."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people are what keep you going to work every day. TTF creates an environment that allows it's employees to bond and become family.

      Cons

      Management is less than perfect. After all, it is a company run by artists, not businessmen.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2018-09-12

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      September 24, 2018Senior Talent Manager

      Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the people and the culture of the company. In terms of your comments on management, the company is not led only by the founders who started the company. There are many managers across multiple departments and disciplines ...

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    • "Decent Place, Nice Folks"

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      Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      * Pretty flexible on schedule. * Encourages career development. * Awesome artists

      Cons

      * PTO policy is anemic, and confusing. * Business practices at the top-level need serious optimization. * Management can be reactionary / ad-hoc at times.

      Advice to Management

      * Take the Monday & Friday meal monies, and put that towards getting better tooling for the necessary departments. * The different teams doing support & development roles: it might be better to group them together; than have each doing their own of both. Worth a shot?

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2018-06-14
    • "Blockbuster Projects, Boutique 'Family' Feel"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A very artist-friendly company to work for, that rarely asks for more than a nine hour day and a five day week. Genuinely friendly people across all levels and lots of opportunities for training and mentoring on the job from leads and supervisors. Work on major projects right out of the gate.

      Cons

      While everyone is very nice and sympathetic about it, the contracts are very short, even if your project is long. Reassignments may not be communicated until the last possible minute.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2018-02-27

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      March 5, 2018VP of Human Resources

      We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback here! We pride ourselves on being an artist-friendly company, our devotion to work/life balance, and creating awesome opportunities for our family of employees to learn and grow. As with most previs studios, the length and ...

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    • "More Pros than Cons"

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      Former Employee - Previs Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people, great working environment, fun shows to work on, good time management, hardly any pressure of crunch time.

      Cons

      Salary is a little lower than industry standard, and show contracts can be very short.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work!

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2018-02-10

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      March 5, 2018VP of Human Resources

      Thanks so much for your review! We're happy to see that you've noted our great people, projects and work/life balance in your review. We hope that you'll join the team again in the future. Thanks again for your feedback and 4 star review!

    • "A Fabulous Place to Work!!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      This is a company founded by artists, for artists. This creates a culture that was made for me! I feel supported in my career growth, challenged to continually improve and grow, and I feel appreciated for what I contribute. I feel I make a difference in my job and am excited to go to work everyday. We work hard here at TTF but we also have fun once the work is done. We go on team outings and have after work events...

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      Cons

      I'm trying to think of cons, but I'm not coming up with anything at the moment. Very happy to call this company home!

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2017-12-14

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      January 5, 2018VP of Human Resources

      Thanks so much for the great review! It's great to see that our efforts as an employee-first company are truly being experienced by all. We invest a lot in learning and career development, work/life balance, and of course, having fun! While we're glad that you're loving TTF now, the ...

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    • "Awesome place to work!"

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      Former Employee - Asset Builder in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization for less than a year

      Pros

      *Felt compelled to write a review supporting such an awesome company. No one asked me to do this, I genuinely felt compelled to give these guys props after working a freelance gig with them. *Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, leadership is awesome and very skilled here *Engaging and exciting projects (the one I was on was a BLAST) *Extremely organized and efficient pipeline, training was excellent, people are...

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      Cons

      *not much to say. I really can't think of anything worth critiquing

      Advice to Management

      I can only say to keep doing what you're doing. I had a great time during my stay here and will recommend this job to any of my friends that are into modeling, previs, lighting, etc.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2017-11-30

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      December 4, 2017VP of Human Resources

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us as a freelancer and that you would recommend TTF to your friends. At TTF, we believe that hiring great people is the single most important part of our business since happy employees equal happy ...

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    • "Best job I've had"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time

      Pros

      There are a wide variety of projects in both length and genre which helps to keep the workday fresh and interesting. The people all seem to genuinely care about the work they do and take pride in it. The company has a good understanding of work/life balance and works to maintain it. It's a rare day at work where I don't have fun even when it's one urgent issue after another.

      Cons

      Projects are subject to the wants and needs of the clients so they can come and go quite rapidly which results in frequent moving of people and assets. I don't consider the following a con but I know some do: This is not a job where you have a desk in a corner and you never move and if that's what you want you'll probably be disappointed. Unless you are staffed on a long term project or you will be moved from one...

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      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2017-11-28

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      December 4, 2017VP of Human Resources

      Wow! Best job you've had?! That's awesome! We're really happy that you're enjoying being a part of the TTF team and we hope that you'll continue to share your thoughts during your career with us. As you noted in your review, we do indeed work on a large variety of projects in ...

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    • "Creative and Exciting!"

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      Current Employee - Previsualization Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Some of the best perks you'll ever see, working on biggest franchises in the industry, working offsite with the core team of the movie. Working with creative people (both technical and artistic), artists are often allowed to collaborate with technical team to problem solve or build a specific tool-set. Many interesting problems to solve in every assignment, you will get full freedom to pitch your ideas. Members have...

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      Cons

      Most of the big budget films require high speed deliveries for the amount of shots per day. Sometimes it gets harder to deliver shots due to technical problems with software or interruptions with the server. The quality of previs is getting close to the final's animation so definitely need strong upgrades in computing every year, otherwise every artist has to work with restricted workflow for eg. working in grey shed...

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      Advice to Management

      Mostly to HR team to be more transparent in their operations, than biased to a particular person. Listening both sides and thorough investigation will help to solve any complaints in the first place.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2017-11-27

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      December 4, 2017VP of Human Resources

      Thanks for the thorough review! We truly appreciate it. We’re glad that you noted some of the many pros to working at TTF in your review. Regarding your concern about technical problems and workflow, please know that this is definitely on our radar. As we've grown so quickly in ...

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    • "Great studio to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Great work life balance. - They really want you to have a life outside of work. - Fun and Friendly. - Everyone from the co-founders to supervisors, coordinators and fellow artists are all kind, friendly and happy to help you. - Great projects - The Third Floor works on a myriad of projects ranging from feature film to commercials, VR experiences and more. In the past year and a half I've been a part of more projects...

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      Cons

      - None that I can think of.

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization2017-11-13

      THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Response

      December 4, 2017VP of Human Resources

      We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review here. Thank you! We're so glad that you think that TTF is a great studio to work for! We're glad that you're enjoying a healthy work/life balance, the opportunities for learning and growth, and some of the other benefits of our ...

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