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Digital Domain Reviews

Updated 24 May 2019

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3.0
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36%
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28%
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Daniel Seah
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good people, and good and hard working talent(in 5 reviews)

  • "Some of the most talented people in the industry(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pipeline could be streamlined a bit but due to he company size it's hard to affect any change(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper Management needs to learn how to manage or to speak to people(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Senior Facial Modeler in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Awesome great fun cool neat

    Cons

    None cool neat fun great

    Digital Domain2019-05-25
  2. "A ghost of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good people, and good and hard working talent. Flexible and welcoming company compared to others. Some try hard to make it comfortable despite the difficulties. Pays kinda fairly compared to other shops.

    Cons

    Stuck in the past, and struggles to remain relevant. Weak sense of direction. Management very disconnected from their staff. Questionable leadership and practises. Very limited opportunities for growth. Work/shows are a hit-or-miss.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and respect your staff. Don't act all offended when you tell them to go somewhere else if unhappy and they do it. Loyalty is a two-way street.

    Digital Domain2019-05-04
  3. "Could improve but it’s trying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are passionate about the work they do. There’s a sense of every one doing their best with what they have.

    Cons

    Lots more could be done with proper resources.

    Digital Domain2019-05-04
  4. "Great Peaople!"

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      Former Employee - Staff Accountant 

      I worked at Digital Domain full-time

      Pros

      Worked with a lot of smart and fun coworkers.

      Cons

      Long hours and sometimes stressful environment.

      Digital Domain2019-05-03
    • Helpful (3)

      "Toxic work environment, overtime culture has gotten worse"

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      Current Employee - Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      You get paid decently.

      Cons

      Your time as an artist here is wasted if you are on a Marvel show with a lead and supervisor who lack communication skills. Youll be constantly updating because nothing is finalized in any department until the end. Want notes? Not until 6pm then you are pressured to stay late.

      Advice to Management

      Please have some respect for your artists. Appreciate it when they come in on a Saturday instead of shaming and pressuring them into it. Us artists give up a lot to do this work, and your lack of management and communication is really showing us what you think.

      Digital Domain2019-03-19
    • "Best VFX Studio in Vancouver"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Digital Domain full-time

      Pros

      good support from lead and supervisor good staffs good food

      Cons

      they don't have much show now

      Digital Domain2019-02-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Low-frills studio with good people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Digital Domain full-time

      Pros

      This is a really good place in terms of the quality of people on the floor. Teams are good and easy to get along with, very few egos at play here. They are very accommodating to people's real life schedules (kids, medical, etc.) The final result of the work is usually quite good and something to be proud of.

      Cons

      For whatever reason, this company struggles to consistently get work, which will hopefully change once their Montreal studio is established and they can offer that QC tax credit the studios are now after. I think this results in them taking on a lot of 911 jobs to fill the gap. As a contract worker, it can get a little dicey and contract renewals usually come right down to the wire (as in 1-2 weeks) of your end date....

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      Advice to Management

      Management absolutely needs to listen more to feedback from those who are actually on the floor, particularly seniors and leads, who deal with the impacts of their decisions regarding supervisor assignment, promotions, tool development, etc. On the subject of supervisors: First of all, there are a lot of really good sups at DD, but I feel like there are a lot of promotions to these types of positions that are not...

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      Digital Domain2019-02-17
    • "Marketing Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Digital Domain

      Pros

      Good working environment and nice team to work with

      Cons

      Operational process and employ benefits

      Digital Domain2018-11-20
    • "After waiting for years it never seemed it would regain ground"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Digital Domain full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Amazing engineering department lead by some of the most forward thinking minds in the industry.

      Cons

      It never was the same post bankruptcy, many questionable business practices.

      Digital Domain2018-11-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Producer of top-notch work now suffering from brain drain--not a good sign"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Digital Domain full-time

      Pros

      Nothing leaves the facility without looking awesome. Some projects are extremely high profile. The level of artistic sensibility and technical knowledge among the artists, TDs and supervisors is impressive. Pipeline is very robust in all departments.

      Cons

      Many of the people who made the company great are leaving, and management doesn't work hard enough to retain them. Feeling of "team" and "work family" are weaker than in past years.

      Advice to Management

      Prioritize your core business--visual effects. Cut loose all the extra ventures. Spend money to get back the great brains who left.

      Digital Domain2018-10-24
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