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Framestore Reviews

Updated 16 May 2019

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William Sargent
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  • "Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours(in 18 reviews)

  • "Advertising pipeline is a bit shaky but improving(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Framestore"

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

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the best vfx companies I've worked at in London. Lots of talented staff to learn from for both new and experienced artists. You'll be working on high end effects for the latest hollywood films.

    Cons

    Like all vfx companies there are a lots of deadlines to hit and there can be long days. Quite a heavy workload for senior staff.

    Framestore2019-03-14
  2. "A place to stay"

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    Former Employee - Line Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working at Framestore - always thought I would be there forever but life happens. Process and pipeline throughout the office is solid and easy to pick up. People are friendly and passionate for visual effects. There didn't seem to be too much of a divide to upper management and they were accessible if needed. Many people have started from runners and stayed throughout their career which is always a good sign.

    Cons

    Job description was a little too fluid for my liking. Pay was too low for the hours required but office culture and vibe made up for that.

    Framestore2019-05-16
  3. "Awesome Place"

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

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High profile jobs, steady pipeline, great results,

    Cons

    Low salary, no OT paid

    Framestore2019-04-11
  4. "Solid VFX team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Great tools, fairly senior team, technical support always available and fun environment

    Cons

    Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours

    Framestore2019-03-01
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A collaborative attitude to work, and an ethos of mutual respect.

    Cons

    Coffee could be better! More fruit required!

    Framestore2019-02-01
  6. "Great VFX studio"

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    Former Employee - Junior Animator in London, England

    I worked at Framestore for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good work pipeline. Aim for quality Great projects Good salary

    Cons

    In the end the company lets most of the clients have the the last word, that translates into stressful tasks and frustrating changes. Extra hours not being paid.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that artists are always the ones who end up dealing with all the mess and suffering extra hours. You need to take extra care of us. A plate of cheese for +3h of extra work everyday, for weeks, is not enough

    Framestore2019-01-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Runners... run away!"

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

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Some insight into the projects being worked on, though little involvement. Good team mates - despite treating their runners quite poorly, they do have good taste in hiring.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to progress. Very little appreciation of the work the runners do. Early starts and months of washing dishes. Glorified cleaning job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the runners better. Be clear about their career progression. Don't leave them cleaning dirty plates for months on end.

    Framestore2019-02-22
  8. "VFX coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    The people were all so friendly and it was generally a really great working environment.

    Cons

    Having to work a lot of late nights and weekends.

    Framestore2018-12-17
  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Lighting Technical Director in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Framestore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great spirit, fair place, good sex equality, healthy place to work, new office is nice

    Cons

    Average salary lower than rest of VFX companies in london

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Framestore2018-12-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "TD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of good projects

    Cons

    Sometimes very long work hours

    Framestore2018-11-17
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