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Framestore Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Framestore Chief Executive Officer William Sargent  (no image)
William Sargent
51 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
  • "Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours(in 20 reviews)

  • "Advertising pipeline is a bit shaky but improving(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "great HR"

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    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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    Framestore2019-11-19
  2. "TD"

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    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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    Framestore2020-02-08
  3. "Lost its soul"

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    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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    Framestore2019-11-30
  4. "friendly environment"

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    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

    Framestore2019-11-12
  5. "Awesome Place to work"

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    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

    Framestore2019-09-10
  6. "Work environment"

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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.

    Framestore2019-08-10
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (2)

    "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
  10. "Solid VFX team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    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

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