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DNEG Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra
Namit Malhotra
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  • "heavy pipeline which would need a proper redesign(in 22 reviews)

  • "When you start at DNEG no matter how experienced you are it can be hard to be recognised and given any sort of challenging work(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great working environment. Friendly atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Senior Lighting Artist in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at DNEG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Pipeline could be improved. Job security proving to be less loyal than previously.

    DNEG2019-06-27
  2. "Working at DNEG"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to earn your stripes in the industry. Learn different skills and build up your network. Chilled Work Environment Supportive team members Dress Down (No suits required) No blame game, always look for ways to resolve the issue

    Cons

    Can't work from home No real benefits (other than pension) Development & Progress is still maturing in the business

    DNEG2019-07-12
  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and building, feels news and build for the studio and the artist. Some people are very friendly and talented.

    Cons

    Computer specs are not that great. The pipeline is heavy. Some people are not that friendly and talented. Salary are terrible for junior and mid artist.

    DNEG2019-06-03
  4. "Really nice work, and very friendly people."

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    Former Employee - FX Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Oportunity to work on some of the best movies in the world. Very lovely place.

    Cons

    Work standard is very high on the films, so you have to be among thr best it feelt like.

    Advice to Management

    Great company, and lived it!

    DNEG2019-05-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Director"

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good environment, good level and a lot to learn.

    Cons

    - Long hours and no weekends. - Every 2-3 years redundancy period.

    DNEG2019-04-17
  6. "lead animator"

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    Current Employee - Lead Animator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great environment of work and mostly nice people

    Cons

    heavy pipeline which would need a proper redesign

    DNEG2019-03-13
  7. Helpful (6)

    "No future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work conditions are good, salary decent. Comfortable place to end your career without making any waves.

    Cons

    No company vision, R&D is an afterthought. "Good enough for Marvel" seems to be the extent of our ambition. Typical British "can't do" attitude. Owned by Prime Focus (whose prime focus seems to be cost reduction), check out how they are doing on the BSE.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people instead of bureaucrats. Layers of process and administrative forms are no substitute for actually knowing what you are doing.

    DNEG2019-01-26
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Fx td"

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    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice facilities Very good working environment among peers Still very good for the CV

    Cons

    Recruiters and hr have completely no connection and understanding of the artists Quality of work seams as no longer priority Company is managed as a factory Level of shows is constantly dropping Every show seams as a different company Very low pay and very short contracts

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a vfx factory you need to be more streamlined with more time for rnd

    DNEG2019-01-14
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not anymore what it was"

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    Former Employee - Senior Compositor in London, England

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good shows and most of people are friendly and approachable

    Cons

    Slow progress over the ladder, huge company, easily get rid of staff since it has gone under foreign management

    Advice to Management

    Value your artists and staff and you will be rewaeded

    DNEG2019-01-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great team

    Cons

    low salary banding no room for progression poor benefits

    DNEG2018-11-29
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