Cinesite FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

24 September 2018

What are other benefits and incentives like at Cinesite?

Pros

- Management looks after the staff well - Generally good projects but usually smaller sequences than bigger facilities in the area. - A good work life balance with friendly staff - Compensation seems a little higher than at some of the bigger facilities. - Overall, a nice place to work.

Cons

- Many employees on short term contracts with less job security than other sites in the area. - Turnover can be high so some konowledge is lost when a show ends.

Advice to Management

- It would be better to try and keep teams together for longer.

Compensation seems a little higher than at some of the bigger facilities.

24 September 2018

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5 January 2020

What is orientation like after being hired at Cinesite

Pros

Cinesite has wonderful team orientation for such a large company. The artists are hard workers and very talented

Cons

The management of the company is lacking, especially in terms of team fulfillment and respect. It's hard to feel valued in the company, and upper management does not encourage internal learning or growth

Advice to Management

It would be helpful to offer more training opportunities to new hires, especially in terms of the work software. Many have to learn under trial by fire, and the knowledge gained on the job often feels lacking. Additionally, there seems to be not many opportunities for internal growth, as the company turns over employees very quickly rather than trying to keep internal candidates

Cinesite has wonderful team orientation for such a large company.

5 January 2020

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5 June 2020

What is the work environment like at Cinesite?

Pros

Good and calm environment, great life/work balance. Availability to move between departments according to the artists' skills and projects needs.

Cons

Communication among departments needs work. Not much CG work in VFX so not a lot of opportunities there but good for comp or animation feature film.

Good and calm environment, great life/work balance.

5 June 2020

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28 October 2020

How is the office food at Cinesite?

Pros

free food and free cafe

Cons

sweat shop, 50 hours a week is a good attitude

free food and free cafe

28 October 2020

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24 February 2020

What are working conditions like at Cinesite?

Pros

-Very nice coworkers -Good-ish crunch management -Dinner limit is higher than in other studios -Pay is decent, contracts are long-ish (again, compared to other large London studios) -They seem to be busy

Cons

-Current office is a basement -No overtime pay (as in most places)

Advice to Management

Get an office with natural light, for God's sake.

Current office is a basement

24 February 2020

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