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Imageworks Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.6
69%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Imageworks CEO Robert M. Osher
Robert M. Osher
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "There were long hours at times, but great people(in 13 reviews)

  • "A lot of cool animated features and some vfx work(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Moved most of staff to Vancouver(in 25 reviews)

  • "Pipeline is set up to make you as replaceable as possible(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great team of people and superb place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Imageworks full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment with competitive salaries for Vancouver. Positive atmosphere, great team, nice projects and great location.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and weekend work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Imageworks2017-03-09
  2. "Amazing place to be, just a little bit cold"

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    Former Employee - Senior Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least on my experience most things were pretty nailed down in terms of the pipeline which is very robust. You get everything you need to work and most things work smoothly and if not you have a lot of support.

    Cons

    It{s a little bit cold because you really can be focused on your work all day and not really need anyone so you gotta go put the extra effort to make friends with other artists around you.

    Imageworks2019-11-14
  3. "Very professional and awesome pipeline"

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management of the project was amazing and smooth. The pipeline is versatile and strong.

    Cons

    Crunch time can happen but it's paid overtime. The could be more transparent of renewing your contract at the end of a project.

    Imageworks2019-08-27
  4. "Great work, terrible job"

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    Current Employee - Animator 
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pipeline, supervisors and leads are courteous & professional, opportunity to take on more challenging work, fun projects

    Cons

    Sub-par artist management, stifling of wages, corporate environment, cheap benefits, mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    If you paying peanuts, you get monkeys.

    Imageworks2019-06-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Character Rigger in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work in Vancouver if you are in vfx/anim industry

    Cons

    Supervisor and leads are in LA and hard to make a rapport with them

    Imageworks2019-05-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "All right"

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    Former Employee - Pipeline Technical Director in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good people, had a decent pipeline for the time.

    Cons

    Some projects were not so great. Studio heads did not really know how to utilize the talent at the studio.

    Imageworks2019-05-15
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior 3D Modeler in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pipeline, benefits,pay are all great.

    Cons

    Culture is the biggest negative. Unfortunately all big companies with multiple locations suffer from this.

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to keep the top tallent. Too many people get pigeon holed or disregarded due to cliques and company politics.

    Imageworks2019-04-03
  8. "Compositor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Imageworks full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for in vfx

    Cons

    no cons in this company

    Imageworks2019-02-17
  9. "Great Work Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vibe,helpful people,great management,lots of snacks!

    Cons

    There is some amount of overtime, but then all companies have it!

    Imageworks2019-02-08
  10. "Good pipeline"

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    Former Employee - Senior FX Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great pipeline to work with - site license for houdini and katana - love how you can do dailies from your desktop and continue working - really good at doing animated movies

    Cons

    - inept at feature film vfx - senior management is located in LA

    Advice to Management

    - doing fine, as indicated by the success of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse - keep making quality animated features - proceed with caution if you want to continue into vfx

    Imageworks2019-02-05
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