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Digital Domain Digital Artist Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2015

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Venice, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to have some the most talented artists in the industry, and a good management team. Truly a fun and creatively exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Once the Textor regime came in, everything went downhill fast. Environment became so toxic that most of the top talent exited.

    Advice to Management

    Treat talent well, it is so much more than just a "warm body in a seat".

    Digital Domain2015-01-28
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    "Once a great place to work... now..."

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    Current Employee - Digital Artist in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At one time DD was a wonderful hub of smart, creative and technically inclined artists, programmers, former scientists, and misfits (in the best way) who all collaborated to make great visuals. Now things are very different.

    Cons

    A portion of the remaining supervisors are very good people to work with. Some however, actively seek to undermine those whom they perceive to be a threat to their authority. Others have moved on to other companies. Still others have left the industry completely.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside, resign, and turn the reigns over to someone who is not only competent, but actually cares. (And no, this review is NOT referring to Ed Ulbrich, who did a fine job when he was with DD)

    Digital Domain2014-04-19
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    "Digital Artist"

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    Current Employee - Digital Artist in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain for more than a year

    Pros

    sometimes nice projects, and the benefits are ok.

    Cons

    NOT the 3rd Visual Effects Studio in the world... That would be Dneg, not DD. Revolving door on senior artists as well as supervisors, people tend to not stay because of internal politics. "Old Boys club" where if you are in the click then you're all good and nothing you do can be thought of as wrong, but if you are not in, then you are totally out and there is nothing you can say or do that will be worth anything....

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    Advice to Management

    A lot of the ppl that should have been let go(in management in all the studios branches) are still around, poisoning the company and the people that are relatively new and are trying to further the company in some way are instead being made out to be the bad people who are trying to stir up trouble. Hiring new supervisors/producers/leads who are simply tools to control people and information under them.

    Digital Domain2014-03-22
  4. "Was awesome while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Port Saint Lucie, FL
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    I worked at Digital Domain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people there were just great. It was a family. You got training when you needed it. and everyone was always so happy to go to work.

    Cons

    DDMG needed to last long enough so that I could retire with the company in thirty years. My time with DDMG was too short.

    Digital Domain2012-10-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many ups and downs, but overall a positive experience."

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist III in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at Digital Domain

    Pros

    Digital Domain has some of the smartest people working for them. There are passionate, dedicated, even brilliant people working in several departments, and working on a few shows in a row will put you in to contact with many of them. The shows are A-list blockbuster Hollywood films. The company provides bagels on Wednesday and doughnuts on Friday, and each show typically has a small craft services outpost. They cater...

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    Cons

    The most frustrating downside of DD is the absolute last-minute updates regarding one's contract. Employees are given no notice as to whether their contracts will be extended until the last minute (once, someone received an email indicating an extension after she was supposed to have left on her last day). The extensions, when given, are typically very short, even during crunch time. For example, I was on a show that...

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    Advice to Management

    Open up to your employees. Be more frank about how long contracts are likely to last; they would rather you tell them and end up being a bit wrong, than to be constantly kept on the edge. It will make people want to come back to DD, because DD is a great place with really smart people.

    Digital Domain2011-09-07
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