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  • "The culture is good in that they strive for the best and Wellington is overall an OK place to live(in 10 reviews)

  • "great people, great work, lots of potential for growth if they manage the place right(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, especially around deadlines(in 17 reviews)

  • "This is the only facility in Wellington(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eustis, FL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, great city

    Cons

    Lots of hours, politics, contractor so no benefits

    Weta Digital2016-02-25
  2. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Current Employee - Special Effects Supervisor in Orlando, FL
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 20 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

    Weta Digital2015-12-01
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    "Talented but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 2 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mismanagement and poor communication.

    Weta Digital2015-11-19
  4. Helpful (22)

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

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    Former Employee - Digital Effects Crew 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 4 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,...

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    Weta Digital2013-12-01
  5. "Terrific Company, Location, and Professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    great county, lifestyle, and work.

    Cons

    separated departments can lead to miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    start beer oclock at 5, not 6

    Weta Digital2019-05-13
  6. "animator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Weta is a great place to work

    Cons

    This is the only facility in Wellington.

    Weta Digital2019-03-15
  7. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Auckland, Auckland
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work on great projects really fun team and amazing software and hardware.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lot of overtime and management wasn't always as good as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    I would have over time management carefully so that artists and required to work so many hours during crunch.

    Weta Digital2019-03-07
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great people - terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The friends you will make there , the Christmas party is cool, the discounts, free food and alcohol on fridays

    Cons

    Politics , bad management , production is a joke , egos with cliquey type groups with a boys club mentality .

    Advice to Management

    Do everything better

    Weta Digital2019-01-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Paid Lunch Break. Good salary. Beer O'clock

    Cons

    Some people like animators work too many hours.

    Weta Digital2018-01-30
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Senior Animator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Living in New Zealand and some wonderful co-workers. Some fun projects, but now all big budget. Take care of foreigners. Access to viewing big budget film process.

    Cons

    -long hours -poor management politics -animators treated like technicians, no creativity. -management cares only about themselves and bottom line. -treats creatives like button pushers. -management does not credit or pay creatives. -no collaboration with insecure senior staff. -too political, overall -hard to advance even when u kill yourself on overtime

    Advice to Management

    Tell PJ to stop treating animators like uncreative, button pushers! Try listening to creative team! Support your animators and acknowledge that most animation is not mo Capped! Pay creatives what they are worth!

    Weta Digital2018-01-15
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