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Santa Monica, CA (US)
1 to 50 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Film Production & Distribution
£1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
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Halon Entertainment Reviews

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    "Lack of Growth & Dishonest"

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    Former Contractor - Layout Artist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Layout Artist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halon Entertainment as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the project managers and the office admin are probably the nicest, and most approachable people I've worked with there.

    Cons

    There's a lack of growth to accomplish anything other than what you're hired for. I worked in environments in Unreal Engine. When I would complete a task on time, or there was down time, I would ask if there was anything I can do to help with previs. Animation, camera shots - anything. Essentially I would be told to do "busy work".

    I'm not sure if that's the case for everyone, but it's something to be aware of. I definitely felt stifled, giving me no chance for job security or growth in the company. On top of this, when the project I was working on got canceled I was told I would be contacted. Sure a month or two later I was, however, there was never a follow up. Around this time I've noticed a few new employees have been hired with the same title, software knowledge, and skills I have (some with less experience). This raises a red flag as to some dishonesty; being mislead. I don't like to assume things, but it definitely leads me to believe they're quick to replace someone, and not try working things out with a former employee.

    During my employment I was going through difficult times with my family, and to make things more manageable I tried asking for a schedule alteration. TL;DR I was met with a less than friendly response from one of the higher-ups. As I said before, they're quick to dismiss you, and replace you. All experiences aren't created equally, so I hope this isn't the case for everyone but be aware of this.

    Advice to Management

    Build a work culture of understanding, empathy, and growth.

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    Previs Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ciudad de México (Mexico)
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Halon Entertainment (Ciudad de México (Mexico)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the Producer and one Previs Supervisor, very nice people by the way. The interview was via Skype due to I was in another country. They were on time and they were very professional. At the end they told me that sometimes their projects only last for 3 to 4 weeks, and as I'm mexican, it makes the hiring a little bit difficult due to the hole Visa process. However, they told me that they were going to get back at me once they get something going to see what we can do.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my demo reel (shot breakdown), my portfolio (3D Generalist work) and the level of my skills (as a Generalist and about the different processes they use to work on)   Answer Question
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