Imageworks Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated 17 Nov 2020

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Pros
  • "Strong technology stack and great people(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great location, good benefits(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Living costs in vancouver are expensive(in 26 reviews)

  • "Animation tools suffer from feature bloat(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Better than most."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Nuke Compositor in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Treated better than most places (which is kind of sad). Good benefits. Good projects. Work is usually high quality. Good pay for some. Most people are very nice. Tools are good. Office is a good location. Better organized than most places.

    Cons

    Very corporate. You'll likely be overworked. They have trouble winning bids because of race to the bottom nature of VFX. You'll probably get sick a lot if you're like me.

  2. "Animator"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people, good pay,great location, friendly work place

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work


  3. "Has potential, but lacks a personal touch"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great people - Innovative history - Good pay and benefits - Free snacks and coffee

    Cons

    - Super cold and impersonal workplace - Projects are all regurgitations (sequels) and not very exciting - Management doesn't really go out on the floor and mingle with the people - Very corporate - Bad attitudes in employees isn't dealt with, but rather poked fun at, instead of making the hard decisions to get in better people

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  4. "Senior Technical Animator"

    1.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks

    Pros

    Short hours, good pay. I think the mean well.

    Cons

    A soul-less, passion-less place. If you care about your work there's no place for you here. If you're prepared to coast and don't care about the poor quality of the work or terrible inefficiency of the pipeline, then you'll probably get promoted.

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    "not bad for vfx"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - CG Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, nice location, some great supervisors and a mix of live action and animated features.

    Cons

    slowly moving away from the good managers who look after crew. some supervisors are not the best but thats the same everywhere.

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  6. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imageworks

    Pros

    Good pay, great location, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of shows compared to other studios.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Coming from TV animation, this place is amazing"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Character Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I worked at Imageworks for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, PAYED OVERTIME, amazing pipeline

    Cons

    A lot of OT (but still... it's payed), you never know until the last minute if you are renewed for the next project

  8. "Good place that is unfortunately heading in the wrong direction"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time

    Pros

    Efficient pipeline, nice people, good pay and work benefits. Ability to work on both feature and VFX shows.

    Cons

    Beginning to feel like things are too underbid- features starting OT too early in production with stressful unrealistic deadlines. Sustained long overtime and compressed deadlines make it feel factory-like and it will not bring out the best in the artists.

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Good on some films, bad on others"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Imageworks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart people who know their jobs. A solid well supported pipeline with some of the best tools in the industry. Good pay (in the past), and fair benefits. A great place to learn and grow as a VFX artist (in the past) Decent hours and paid overtime. Grownups with families can work here.

    Cons

    If you are on a VFX film, there will be some huge egos. Poor to fair producers who are terrible at planning the front-end of production. Unhealthy competition between doltish CG Sups who are all clawing for recognition and stabbing each other in the back for advancement. No advancement based on merit - need to be a maneuvering politico.

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  10. "Industry leader in vfx and animation."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Director in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imageworks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people Good projects Good pay Overall a very cool environment

    Cons

    Last few years there is a big shift in moving a lot of the work to Canada. Not imageworks' fault, but the entire vfx/animation industry is in growing pains now, and it can be felt all across.

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