Framestore Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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4.0
79%
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94%
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William Sargent
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are very helpful, great projects, great office(in 17 reviews)

  • "Some really great projects, very heavy on Creatures and DMP(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no overtime, small pipeline team(in 21 reviews)

  • "Montreal studio don't get good sequences as in london(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Nice company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Groom Technical Director in London, England

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Good Company and nice environment

    Cons

    small team so its hard to get promoted

  2. "Interesting projects, tonnes to learn, talented colleagues"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interactive Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tonnes to learn from experienced talented artists/developers. Variety of interesting projects and insights to the latest technologies. Managers were accommodating in terms of giving work to suit interests.

    Cons

    Weekday overtime wasn't paid. I felt very underpaid for the type of work I was doing after 6 months, and wasn't given a raise when asked, but was offered a perm role and had positive feedback. I tried to transfer within the company, but apparently (rumour has it) management told talent to withhold a job offer - I heard this about a year later from my interviewer who left. Later reapplied and moved, but at the time mental health was in tatters due to family deaths, living situation and not enjoying the job at the time.


  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive of staff, management were great, work on huge film projects.

    Cons

    Long hours when deadlines, as expected.

  4. "TD"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Generalist Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, good level of diversity, interesting projects, good location.

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime, small pipeline team

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  5. "great HR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Compositor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community spiri, creative place to work.

    Cons

    it's big and you can get lost

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  6. "Lost its soul"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and collegues who became good friends.

    Cons

    Over worked and under payed. Framestore lost what they were about and the culture they spent years building up. Employees are juFramestore has lost its soul. It’s just a big corporate entity where people are just numbers. The company doesn't care about retaining its employees. The tech teams are very under paid and overworked, in terms of tech the team can go anywhere (not just VFX) and Framestore need to be more competitive in terms of salary, workload and training. All though people say there is training, in reality you will be so over worked you will not have time to do training. There seems to be no money in Framestore anymore and if there is it doesn’t filter down to the people doing the work. When Framestore moved to Chancery Lane is when it began it's decline. It's sad to see the company go this way but now it's just another vfx company which has been bought out.

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  7. "friendly environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Compositor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice and chill to work

    Cons

    not more than any vfx company

  8. "Awesome Place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Runner 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work really good environment

    Cons

    Downside was just the workload

  9. "Work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lead FX Technical Director 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, with a big pool of professionals

    Cons

    Like with any bigger company, there is a big spread of knowledge.

  10. "A place to stay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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