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3.6
69%
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Pros
  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 13 reviews)

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

  • Cons
  • "Long hours can get daunting and the lack of paid time off makes it hard to take a holiday(in 23 reviews)

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

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    1. 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
    2. 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.

      24 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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place for learning

      Mar 2, 2021 - Assistant Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It has numerous things you could learn at weta. If you are interested in the visual effect industry, here is the place you could learn and meet good skilled people.

      Cons

      Sometimes the number of tasks are coming all at once you need to work overtime on it.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Best company of vfx in the world

      Feb 23, 2021 - Nuke Compositor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Beautiful country, great Atmosphere, level of artist and infrastructure

      Cons

      It was far away from home

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great variety and responsibilities

      Jan 27, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of variety, great people to work with

      Cons

      Company still needs a lot of growth, and needs to value their employees more

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Very interesting work, sometimes poor management decisions

      Oct 21, 2020 - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      State-of-the-art and innovative technology; great to work on Avatar, with James Cameron, and with the highly talented and creative staff

      Cons

      Sometimes poor management decisions, lots of politics where some people get excluded on purpose, not transparent regarding promotion and monetary compensation, good people don't get promoted while not very competent ones do, limited flexibility regarding home office during pandemic, resistant to remote working, attitude: be lucky to work for us

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Too much work, No life

      Nov 5, 2020 - Assistant Technical Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Got to work in multiple department

      Cons

      too much work, too much politics

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Big company

      Nov 16, 2020 - 3D Animator in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get to work with amazing projects

      Cons

      Too much underground politics, long working hours with no Sick Leave.

      2 people found this review helpful
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