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Weta Digital Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated May 29, 2019

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

  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, especially around deadlines(in 19 reviews)

  • "Pressure / Wellington is boring(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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     in Eustis, FL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, great city

    Cons

    Lots of hours, politics, contractor so no benefits

    Weta Digital2016-02-25
  2. "Awesome People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Things are improving but there there is quite a bit of inconsistency, and the pipeline is a mess.

    Weta Digital2019-05-29
  3. "Great Place!"

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    Former Contractor - Lighting Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 3 years

    Pros

    cutting edge tech, great shows, great people

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, some ppl with ego

    Weta Digital2019-05-17
  4. "Weta is going through a culture change..."

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    Current Contractor - Support Facility Lead in Wellington, Wellington
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People, Relaxed Culture. Management are approachable & good at celebrating the positive things. People here prefer one on one conversations rather than large lengthy meetings, conversations and discussions on compromises and workarounds are usually good. there are a lot of opportunities to grow and learn here at a rapid rate.

    Cons

    Loosing trust between management and other departmental structures as Weta is going through some big structural changes. Badly structured approval hierarchies allows for budget mismanagement and micro managing. Some artists and developers are getting underpaid, in comparison to their fellow peers in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some trust given back to the engineers, developers and artists. These are some of the best in the industry. Innovation & dedication cannot be nurtured if advice isn't followed by management, when it is presented to them within reason. Adhere to better structure of approval for policy, business and management decisions. Don't make exceptions unless it is crucial towards our clientele.... There also needs to be more transparency around the contract negotiation process.

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    Weta Digital2019-04-19
  5. "Lovely people. Management could work on communication."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Great people. Inspiring collection of artists. Challenging and interesting work.

    Cons

    Management don't seem very good at communication, leading to wild rumors flying around which they should get out in front of. Crew morale seems to be going down with the introduction of short contracts.

    Weta Digital2019-03-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Please keep Weta awesome"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great people, great work, lots of potential for growth if they manage the place right

    Cons

    new structure is killing morale, allot of decisions are being made similar to those at companies which many artists detest snd would never work at again (companies with bad reputations among artists so bad to use as a business model)

    Advice to Management

    Things have the potential to be awesome here but some new decisions are sending us downwards... its making people nervous about the future of the company.

    Weta Digital2018-05-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "great people , garbage pipeline"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Weta Digital for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people around you, weekly pay, beer o'clock

    Cons

    The worst pipeline in the history of VFX, terrible management, no benefits , no holiday pay, no sick leave

    Advice to Management

    please stop the production madness we don't need production person for every little thing, let people breath

    Weta Digital2017-09-27
  8. "If you like Movies and Visual Effects, you can't go wrong here"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Miramar
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Great movies Great people Good parties Nice facilities

    Cons

    Long hours Low pay Management is sometimes selfish and not appreciative Everyone is on a contract No sick pay

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees

    Weta Digital2016-11-19
  9. "great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Compositor in Wellington, Wellington
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than a year

    Pros

    - great pay + overtime pay - great people to work with - they take care of you - they created an environment where people share their knowledge - good training ressources

    Cons

    - crunch times can be tough

    Weta Digital2016-10-31
  10. "Superb VFX"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wellington, Wellington
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great People World Class VFX Full-size snooker table Paid for additional hours Great Location

    Cons

    Gets a bit crazy during the push.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the rework and wastage.

    Weta Digital2016-04-22
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