Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Contractor

    ILM

    26 Jul 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great projects, good artist, nice environment

    Cons

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

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Its a good place to work and salary are nice...

    25 Feb 2021 - Senior Vfx Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are many creative people to work around

    Cons

    Some tough deadlines and overtimes

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Innovative past and lofty idealism + toxic work culture, low pay and long hours

    2 May 2021 - Digital Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talented people, cutting edge tools, often high profile projects, incredible history, you will be surrounded by props and reminders of ILM's golden age.

    Cons

    Low pay for the bay area, management is toxic and exceedingly political and divisive with the worst offenders frequently rising to the top roles. Speaking out is discouraged and those that do face being ousted and blacklisted. Employment is transient with most roles being contract. As a result workers are expendable and treated poorly. Even full time employees can be asked to take unpaid leave during slow times. Opportunities for career and pay growth are limited in such a environment.

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