Industrial Light & Magic Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2021

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
Lynwen Brennan
75 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great projects, free disneyland tickets(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people, talented artists, high end projects(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It's long hours, but we all know what we are getting into(in 8 reviews)

  • "I don't think they get the same standard of training as San Francisco(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Oct 7, 2021 - 3D Generalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great project and talented people

      Cons

      Long process to step up

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Working Hard to Make it Work

      Oct 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote working and support, management is trying hard to maintain company culture in a remote environment.

      Cons

      Some good benefits like Disney discounts but holiday not great.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Long hours, better than some, worse than others

      Aug 19, 2021 - Vfx Line Producer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good variety of work available on lots of different projects, both TV, film, and some new tech coming through. - Really nice artists and production to work with for the most part. Professional and hardworking. - Quite nice offices in Holborn, but mostly still working from home atm. - Decent pay for the industry, would be in the top band.

      Cons

      - Long hours. True of most VFX jobs, but I found at ILM a 10 hour day is pretty standard, often more. Liasing with Vancouver, San Fran, Singapore and now Sydney means calls from 9am to 7pm pretty regularly. - They work you hard. Often tasked with the work of 1.2 or 1.5 people so expect to be constantly going with little downtime. - High turnover of staff due to burnout means a lot of rescheduling work and trying to make unrealistic targets fit into a pre-defined schedule (I know it's VFX right?). - ILM definitely schedule shows over 100% capacity both on artists and production. You will be working lates. - A lot of pressure on artists to work unpaid overtime to get shots through. Leads working massive hours with the usual 'we just gotta do it to get the work done' mentality. Quite high-pressure environment justified with an unspoken 'we are lucky to work at ILM - it's star wars!'.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good community

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great talent and friendly people

      Cons

      Global operations mean change takes a long time to agree and implement. Lack of communication from Talent management.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company doesn't care about employees

      May 31, 2021 - Artist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -nice and professional leads -highly skilled colleagues

      Cons

      Company frankly doesn't very care about people. You'll feel more like a number there. Layoffs from one day to another seemed kinda normal there.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people and good team environment Awesome projects

      Cons

      Haven’t experienced any cons as of yet

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The Best of the Best.

      Mar 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very accommodating during a pandemic with WFH setup. Work with some of the most talented and professional artists in the industry. Disney Perks

      Cons

      Maybe difficult for some to move up the ladder, Hard work not always recognized or rewarded as soon as you'd hope.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 10, 2021 - Technical Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent projects, collaboration is encouraged, constantly learning, pushing the boundaries of innovation

      Cons

      Progression can be slow/difficult/heavily dependent on current and future projects

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      ILM Junior Modeller

      Mar 23, 2021 - Junior 3D Modeler in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment Great Team Really look after their employees

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      could be better

      Mar 12, 2021 - Production Coordinator in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great shows and project. ppl with a lot of knowledge

      Cons

      not best atmospheres at work

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