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- "Long hours and you must have a competent accountant in order to make the most of being a 'contractor'." (in 25 reviews)
- "Bad Management and iternal politics" (in 10 reviews)
- "Long hours but OT food was always provided." (in 7 reviews)
- "There are no benefits coming with the contract." (in 6 reviews)
- "Every team has different culture, every department feels like a different company." (in 5 reviews)
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Updated Sep 11, 2023
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- 4.0Jan 25, 2022Senior CompositorCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
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.
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.3
- 3.0Dec 1, 2013Digital Effects CrewFormer Employee, more than 3 years
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.
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
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Weta Digital has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 246 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Weta Digital to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.
71% 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, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.