Industrial Light & Magic Employee Reviews about "great projects"

Updated Jan 26, 2019

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
Lynwen Brennan
102 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. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Like any other VFX house

      May 21, 2017 - Animator in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A bit more established - high security - unstoppable great projects

      Cons

      Take advantage of prestige name and do not offer competitive pay - insane overtime like any other VFX house - zero transparency

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior Compositor

      Jan 26, 2019 - Senior Compositor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, great projects, great tools

      Cons

      lack of ability to move within the company top heavy

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Things are changing but I still like it here

      Jan 17, 2019 - Digial Artist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great projects, free disneyland tickets

      Cons

      Work being sent out of the US.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Contractor

      Artist

      Sep 24, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mostly very skilled people in artist positions. Great projects.

      Cons

      Artist management is random. Cliquey. Low pay, even for very senior staff and leads. Way too much OT. The people who do the least have the safest jobs.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      VFX Artist

      Apr 26, 2018 - Senior FX Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highest caliber of talent and professionalism. Lots of knowledge sharing. Coolest projects. Great location.

      Cons

      Unstable industry. Large amounts of overtime. Work going overseas. Quantity starting to take precedence over quality.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Contractor

      ILM digital artist

      Aug 8, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Star Wars and history, veterans, collegiate, great projects

      Cons

      Can feel corporate, is shrinking in SF

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    7. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      ILM

      Jul 26, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great projects, good artist, nice environment

      Cons

      ILM more and more is working like any other VFX company.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Contractor

      best in a messed up industry

      Jan 27, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great projects, connection to film history, excellent creative direction

      Cons

      Difficult politics and career paths in SF due to the distorting effects of subsidies and tax incentives in Canada and London. Presidio location is a challenge unless you're commuting from Marin or nearby SF neighborhoods.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company, good location, too many supes.

      Apr 30, 2016 -  in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great projects, Singapore is an awesome travel hub to be able to see the rest of Asia. Income tax is very low. Super safe city with more and more to do locally.

      Cons

      Too many levels of supervision. Too many people to report to that have conflicting views on how work should be done. The company is a bit too too heavy for real advancement. Too many juniors in Singapore. Makes everything a bit slower. Too many project hires.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great workplace

      Apr 30, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing talented team, great projects.

      Cons

      I cannot think of any cons

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