Industrial Light & Magic - Amazing artists and engineers, strong company leadership, messy and disorganized technology | Glassdoor.co.in
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    "Amazing artists and engineers, strong company leadership, messy and disorganized technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unlike many other VFX facilities, ILM makes it clear that they value art and the artists who make it. They value and invest in quality and creativity, where many other facilities are focused only on being cheaper. They have a rich history and keep it alive by retaining more 20-30 year veterans than I've seen anywhere else. They really do have some of the brightest people in the industry and these people are truly inspiring...

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    Cons

    For anyone new to the company, there can be a deep sense of anxiety and uncertainty from day one. The most troublesome practice here by far is the lack of sick/vacation/holiday pay for production hires, which make up the majority. Meanwhile "STAFF" employees receive all of these things, though they may have an identical job description, and there is no clear path to go from production hire to staff. To "make up for...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, invest in your tools. Make employees feel like they have a future. Just a simple thing like sick and vacation days will go a long way towards preventing burn-out, improving work-life balance, and increasing employee commitment, satisfaction and contribution to the company and culture. Also, don't fall for that stupid trend in the industry to abandon internal tools and fall toward off-the-shelf...

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    Industrial Light & Magic2014-11-09
  1. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Amazing talented team, great projects.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice for the management.

    Industrial Light & Magic2015-05-01
  2. "I actually quite like this place"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've been around the block and I like ILM a lot because it is much more well-oiled in process. You have to learn a bit quick the processes, but this place has been good to me and building up my career. Senior leadership trained me well, and now I feel more than prepared to do anything and capable as an artist. Benefits are really nice and they pay for OT. All the medical, 401K is good, when you first receive vacation...

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    Cons

    I'm a bit concerned with the studios in Vancouver, London, and Singapore. I don't think they get the same standard of training as San Francisco. Sometimes jobs are so bad, they always come back to San Francisco. Training and leadership (maybe incentive for SF members to move to other places?) I think is definitely needed. I got hired at the cusp of Disney buying Lucasfilm. I know this place was ran a little differently...

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    Advice to Management

    Training is not equal across the board.

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-06-17

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