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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing Company. But Also Very Large.

    Jan 25, 2022 - Senior Compositor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Weta is incredibly organized. They do some of the best work in the industry, and work on some of the most amazing projects in world history. Everyone is really friendly and professional, and great at what they do. They're very conscientious and make a concerted effort to treat their employees well. Generally, I was never overworked while at Weta.

    Cons

    It's nearly impossible to make any meaningful impact on this company without 1) years - even decades - at the company 2) working on site in Wellington (I was working remote). Practically speaking, nearly all wetafx employees are machine operators. While I honestly admire Weta, their organization, professionalism, culture, high standard, friendliness, etc. This was probably the least fulfilling position I've ever held at any vfx company. But that's likely because of my sorta 'overly-ambitious' personality, and the covid/remote circumstances.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Feb 25, 2016 -  in Eustis, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, great city

    Cons

    Lots of hours, politics, contractor so no benefits

    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    good

    Dec 1, 2015 - Special Effects Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Talented but poor management

    Nov 19, 2015 -  in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mismanagement and poor communication.

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

    Dec 1, 2013 - Digital Effects Crew 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

    25 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Aug 7, 2022 - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great people, kind and open minded culture

    Cons

    No social club. There was previously a crunch culture, however it’s kind of finished by the unity acquisition (or tend to be)

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    lots of room for improvement

    Aug 1, 2022 - Senior Analyst in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good people, culture is improving, some decent projects, lots of opportunities for learning new skills.

    Cons

    management need to put in the hard yards to improve overall work satisfaction. Some roles are hard to get a raise or career progressions. some roles do not pay industry standards., some roles have abysmal rates Pay gap is very real here. Too much politics what it comes to actually improving the workplace.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A great place to work

    Jun 9, 2022 - Junior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    New to software development, I have found Weta Digital to be a welcoming and friendly place. The complex VFX tech stack here is extremely interesting, and there is a free exchange of ideas. A great place to work.

    Cons

    I got stuck in some confusion as a new hire during the acquisition by Unity Technologies.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    May 3, 2022 - Rotoscope Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and perks for overtime, heaps of OT hours

    Cons

    No sick leave, no annual pay and no public holidays

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good company

    Mar 4, 2022 - 3D Animator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was a very interesting work, and I was excited just by looking at it. I also want to do my best to study at university with the goal of one day I can work for this company.

    Cons

    It's far from my country. Hard to work.

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Weta Digital Reviews FAQs

Weta Digital has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 212 reviews left anonymously by employees. 87% of employees would recommend working at Weta Digital to a friend and 80% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Weta Digital employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Weta Digital. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

87% of Weta Digital employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Weta Digital 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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