Weta Digital Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2020

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3.4
70%
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Pros
  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 13 reviews)

  • "cutting edge tech, great shows, great people(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "As with any studio very long hours especially at crunch time(in 20 reviews)

  • "Pressure / Wellington is boring(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Eustis, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, great city

    Cons

    Lots of hours, politics, contractor so no benefits

  2. Helpful (1)

    "good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Effects Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is a Fun Job to be on a movie set. It is also fun blowing things up and setting things on fire

    Cons

    It is very time consuming. Must be a morning person. tedious work must be perfect and safe

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Talented but poor management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly talented and hard working people here. Beer o'Clock is great.

    Cons

    Mismanagement and poor communication.

  4. Helpful (24)

    "Good people. Cool projects. Not for the faint of heart."

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Effects Crew 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are experienced pros on the whole. Tentpole projects. Paid for every hour you work with an OT rate for excessive hours. Usually high pay rates for overseas workers. Decent catering. Good parties.

    Cons

    Extremely short deadlines and mercurial decisions, leading to long hours for long periods of time and panic actions. Not a very cohesive company with each department having a different culture and questionable inter-departmental relations. Very little training and mentoring. Extreme pay differences between local and overseas workers. Supervisors seem to play favorites with work distribution and advancement. Poor pay increases, if any. Have had some poor on-screen credit classifications for outside clients. Weta Digital doesn't seem concerned about instilling loyalty or retaining personnel for the long haul. Recommend you work there for short-term projects and get out.

  5. "Great studio and a great team with really fun and challenging projects . Fully stocked kitchens and Friday Beer O'Clock"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Motion Editor in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Great projects and people .

    Cons

    Tough to move up or around the company

  6. "Great company overall"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management takes great care of employees, making sure they lack of nothing, this helps maintaining an overall great atmosphere. Very talented peoples from who to learn. Great opportunities (different roles / team, ..)

    Cons

    Can feel a bit overwhelming when coming from smaller structures.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Post Production Artist"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Production Arist in Turangi, Wellington

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. Upper management/HR is getting all the perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate structure in full swing. No room to breathe, very tight schedules. Not artist friendly...sweat shot mentality. Projects are not as good as they use to be.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Still give hopes for the Future Weta-ers."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paint Artist in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Good project Home away from home Beer Friday! Fish and chips!

    Cons

    Long hours but reasonable. It's all about connection no more skill-set test. For no valid reason they just don't extent contracts.

  9. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary / Working freely / Challenging works

    Cons

    Pressure / Wellington is boring

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior modeler"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Modeler 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best project you can work with

    Cons

    Not good treatment from hr for the exist artist

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