Cinesite Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2021

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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance, nice people(in 6 reviews)

  • "It's the place to be in Montreal(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Thé films they work on in feature animation are so low budget and look like they were rendered in a video game engine(in 8 reviews)

  • "Even lower than some TV animation studios(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly atmosphere and great colleagues

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Work alongside talented artists from all over the world -Positive and friendly work environment -Lots of fun events and perks (prior to Covid anyway)

      Cons

      -Budget often given priority over quality of deliverables (can't really say there's a culture of excellence) -Some departments experience heavy overtime (though not as bad as certain other companies in this industry) -Management sometimes displays surprising lack of understanding of the processes and stakes within their own department

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company with potential for growth

      Jul 20, 2021 - Lighting Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, treated well. good HR policies, lots of work.

      Cons

      communication between departments could be better.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing people a but too political

      Jul 12, 2021 - Lighting Artist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented and friendly people, studio is nice and functions well

      Cons

      very little art or visual development, seemed to me that most of the efforts and energy is used on inclusion diversion and other political issues

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      They take you but no real growth

      Jun 18, 2021 - Render Wrangler in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are willing to give you a shot if you do not have enough experience.

      Cons

      Once you want to move within the company they make it very difficult for any internal move.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company

      Jun 23, 2021 - Rigger in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, friendly people, no overtime (on the rare occasions, they pay you), very chill atmosphere.

      Cons

      Feature projects are not the best.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty good environment

      May 30, 2021 - Junior Matchmove Artist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great place to start in the industry

      Cons

      Salary could be better, specially if you're in London where everything is extremely more expensive And overtime work isn't paid and neither rewarded as time in lieu, you only get that last option if your work during weekends

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice work place

      Jun 1, 2021 - Junior CFX Artist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Breakfast Good insurance They care about your career plan

      Cons

      OT paid as 1.5 only on weekends

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Studio to work at

      May 28, 2021 - Production 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company culture, good benefits, competitive salaries

      Cons

      Pipeline issues, sometimes not enough projects to keep staff

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad

      May 31, 2021 - Senior Designer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good environment at the studio

      Cons

      not enough show for artist

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Overall a good expereince

      May 19, 2021 - Production Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good communication from Prod and a strong sense of company pride

      Cons

      Sometimes a lot of overtime

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