Framestore Employee Reviews about "pipeline"

Updated 18 May 2020

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4.0
74%
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William Sargent
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are very helpful, great projects, great office(in 17 reviews)

  • "Some really great projects, very heavy on Creatures and DMP(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no overtime, small pipeline team(in 21 reviews)

  • "Montreal studio don't get good sequences as in london(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Cool Projects, Great Technology, Too Many Politics"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - CreatureFX Lead in Montreal, QC
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great proprietary tools, established pipeline, always looking to improve the quality of work and tools used

    Cons

    Politics aren't fun and deadlines are getting shorter.

    Framestore2020-05-19
  2. "Nice company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Groom Technical Director in London, England

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Good Company and nice environment

    Cons

    small team so its hard to get promoted

    Framestore2020-04-10
  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive of staff, management were great, work on huge film projects.

    Cons

    Long hours when deadlines, as expected.

    Framestore2020-04-05
  4. "Friendly Environment"

    5.0
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    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
  5. "TD"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Generalist Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, good level of diversity, interesting projects, good location.

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime, small pipeline team

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    Framestore2020-02-08
  6. "Terrific work plagued by poor management"

    2.0
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    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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    "Mismanaged Mayhem at Framestore LA"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - VFX Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers Overtime Pay Snacks Good Location Valet Parking for Staff

    Cons

    Production is Mismanaged Studio Too Small - but they're working on it Impossible to get fair pay Impossible to Move Up, they only hire Producers, not promote them. Pipeline is tough to work with, very inflexible, if we have a good idea that will help everything, pipeline declines requests often claiming its impossible, despite having seen it at other studios.

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    Framestore2020-01-03
  8. "Good and stable place with good support"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Lead FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    stable, planned, quiet, default, some benefits

    Cons

    slow, too french, not much fun

    Framestore2019-11-29
  9. "great HR"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Compositor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community spiri, creative place to work.

    Cons

    it's big and you can get lost

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    Framestore2019-11-19
  10. "Best VFX house in Montreal"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing pipeline, a little weird at the start but you will love it once you get used to. -Some really great projects, very heavy on Creatures and DMP. -They trust the artist 100% if you have a problem or need to push a version they will help. -Documentation for every show, pipeline step, tool, etc. -Overtime is very well planed and minimized -Additional learning including French classes

    Cons

    -Can be a little boring. -A little far (Metro Laurie) -Ambient can be a little dry, most people go to work 9@6 and then go home with their families. -They have 5@7 only once a month.

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    Framestore2019-11-18
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