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Updated Sep 6, 2022

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Found 69 of over 228 reviews
3.8
83% Recommend to a Friend

Found 68 of over 228 reviews

3.8
83%
Recommend to a Friend

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Pros
  • "Great projects and people .(in 45 reviews)
  • "Good pay for contract workers(in 13 reviews)
  • "Good salary / Working freely / Challenging works(in 7 reviews)
  • "Food is free.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Good money, that's basically it(in 5 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  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 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.

    25 people found this review helpful
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Sep 5, 2022 - Software Engineer in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture. Friendly people. Interesting work. Good practice of Agile.

    Cons

    Average pay. CBD Location, can be both convenient and inconvenient depends on how you travel. Some of the code is old and bad, but there are exciting new things.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work.

    Sep 6, 2022 - IT Infrastructure Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great sense of community and family Talented and friendly co-workers Casual and welcoming environment

    Cons

    Wasn't an employee, no leave etc.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Small cog in a big machine

    Aug 29, 2022 - Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Amazing projects - Amazing people - Great work environment

    Cons

    - Lower artistic control as a TD - No public holidays or paid leave (Contracting yay!)

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  10. 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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  11. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    I wouldn't recommend it to a friend

    Aug 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation was good once upon a time. Wellington.

    Cons

    I really couldn't recommend this place to work to a friend. I feel like it would be a waste of their time. If you are considering working there, I'd recommend to you to go for a year or two, be clear about what you want from the experience, accomplish your aims, and leave. This is not a place to build a career, it is very difficult to contribute. You will hear about technology improvements 'coming' or more realistic process being put in place, but they don't arrive, mostly because middle management is repeating what their bosses want to hear. People are mostly scared of saying what everyone thinks.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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Weta Digital has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 228 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% 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 2.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Weta Digital. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

83% of Weta Digital employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Weta Digital 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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