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Weta Digital Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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Pros
  • "cutting edge tech, great shows, great people(in 11 reviews)

  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, especially around deadlines(in 18 reviews)

  • "This is the only facility in Wellington(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Good and clever people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management that do not understand the process

    Weta Digital2019-06-15
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Once great but no more."

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    Current Employee - Senior Matchmover in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money. Just the money and nothing else, unless you are American, then you're sweet. Leaving at the end of my contract.

    Cons

    Unless you are from the USA you will not be given any chances to progress. Management lies to workers routinely. They came to my building, and misrepresented NZ legislation pertaining to overtime hours, stopping most of it in Rongotai, while all other buildings were unaffected. Did not honour training schedules that were written in contract firm with crew. Chose not to renew experienced crew in order to employ unqualified...

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    Advice to Management

    Resign before you run it any more into the ground. Don't lie to workers. Honour your deals.

    Weta Digital2019-07-09
  3. "Awesome People"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Weta Digital full-time

      Pros

      Great people, interesting work, nice atmosphere.

      Cons

      Things are improving but there there is quite a bit of inconsistency, and the pipeline is a mess.

      Weta Digital2019-05-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Terrific Company, Location, and Professionalism"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Weta Digital full-time

      Pros

      great county, lifestyle, and work.

      Cons

      separated departments can lead to miscommunication

      Advice to Management

      start beer oclock at 5, not 6

      Weta Digital2019-05-13
    • Helpful (6)

      "sinking ship"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Weta Digital full-time

      Pros

      Good money, high profile projects

      Cons

      Toxic culture, infighting, management is in all over their head is combined with highly outdated technology and change resistant. Don't bother nothing magical going on. Might be worth for a few months if you want to visit New Zealand anyways, just don't bring a family here and watch your back.

      Weta Digital2019-06-16
    • "animator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Weta Digital full-time

      Pros

      Weta is a great place to work

      Cons

      This is the only facility in Wellington.

      Weta Digital2019-03-15
    • "Amazing"

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      Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Auckland, Auckland
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Weta Digital full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Was a great company to work on great projects really fun team and amazing software and hardware.

      Cons

      Sometimes there was a lot of overtime and management wasn't always as good as it could be.

      Advice to Management

      I would have over time management carefully so that artists and required to work so many hours during crunch.

      Weta Digital2019-03-07
    • Helpful (8)

      "Great people - terrible management"

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      Former Employee - Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Weta Digital full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The friends you will make there , the Christmas party is cool, the discounts, free food and alcohol on fridays

      Cons

      Politics , bad management , production is a joke , egos with cliquey type groups with a boys club mentality .

      Advice to Management

      Do everything better

      Weta Digital2019-01-11
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Weta Digital

      Pros

      Paid Lunch Break. Good salary. Beer O'clock

      Cons

      Some people like animators work too many hours.

      Weta Digital2018-01-30
    • Helpful (12)

      "Senior Animator"

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      Former Employee - Senior Animator in Wellington, Wellington
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Living in New Zealand and some wonderful co-workers. Some fun projects, but now all big budget. Take care of foreigners. Access to viewing big budget film process.

      Cons

      -long hours -poor management politics -animators treated like technicians, no creativity. -management cares only about themselves and bottom line. -treats creatives like button pushers. -management does not credit or pay creatives. -no collaboration with insecure senior staff. -too political, overall -hard to advance even when u kill yourself on overtime

      Advice to Management

      Tell PJ to stop treating animators like uncreative, button pushers! Try listening to creative team! Support your animators and acknowledge that most animation is not mo Capped! Pay creatives what they are worth!

      Weta Digital2018-01-15
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