1. "Trainee in VFX and feature 3D animation. Performs exercise work and junior level shots on ongoing productions."

    5.0
    Former Intern - Animation Trainee in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Framestore for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Lots to learn. People open to giving advice.

    Cons

    No real guarantee of being employed afterwards. Employment depends on demand and not on skill.

    Framestore2020-03-04
  1. "Friendly Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Friday night party, clear feedback

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work late, but with extra pay

    Framestore2020-02-19
  2. "Terrific work plagued by poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vfx in New York, NY

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Being part of a company that does A+ quality work (especially film) with a long history

    Cons

    Where to start? I'll be fair and admit much of this is industry wide and not specifically unique to Framestore: - Zero push back on clients resulting in late hours and unnecessary work that ends up having to be redone because everything is in flux anyway - "Senior" producers = producers. It seems every producer had the designation of "Senior" which is a meaningless title. At one point I had worked with a staff of nearly all Senior producers with no mid-level or juniors. The only purpose of the "Senior" is so it can go on their email signature and clients feel they're talking to someone in charge. After all, what client wants to talk to a junior producer? This false rank isn't unique to just production. Junior and mid-level artists are being hired into senior roles with only 3-5 years experience. Why? Because the turnover is so incredibly high (especially in the LA office) it becomes the only way to attract people towards staff positions. That and incredibly high, disproportionate wages. Framestore LA is easily doing the best work of the North American offices but it comes at a cost- employee burn-out and aforementioned high turnover. Not to mention it has been overtaken by the employees of another company who are better treated than the original FS employees. The new addition of the Framestore Chicago office is somewhat of a joke. Perhaps its real purpose is as some sort of tax haven. Chicago is an Elephants' Graveyard for visual effects artists. The office (and city in general) doesn't have the manpower, talent or creativity to sustain itself. It has shed all of it's original staff for native mid-westerners since no one actually wants to move there. Advice to those interested in working at Framestore: Do it but stay freelance. Cheers

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    Framestore2020-01-14

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