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Industrial Light & Magic Reviews

Updated 12 Mar 2020

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
Lynwen Brennan
50 Ratings
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  • "Broken pipeline, kept on life support by legacy ILMers who refuse to change(in 13 reviews)

  • "I don't think they get the same standard of training as San Francisco(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great workplace"

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    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Amazing talented team, great projects.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

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    Industrial Light & Magic2015-05-01
  2. "Very creative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Generalist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    top of the industry quality job

    Cons

    lack of the concistant work volume

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    Industrial Light & Magic2020-03-12
  3. "Good Company - Crazy Hours"

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    Current Employee - Producer 

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work. Solid Company

    Cons

    Long, unpredictable hours. Difficult to have life/work balance.

    Industrial Light & Magic2020-02-06
  4. "Great role good progression ."

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    Current Employee - Matchmove Artist in London, England

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Yes I like the role

    Cons

    Not any that i can think of

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-12-30
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management Hell"

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    Former Employee - Visual Effects Production Assistant Therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people who actual do the Visual Effects work are incredibly talented and fun to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Executive Production leadership corrupted by a few, key, Class A talentless harpies who know more about Sex In The City than the history of Cinema. Work day interrupted on more than one occasion by production women literally crying to me about their treatment working under this tight group of Executive Mean Girls. Everyone: go where you’re creatively valued and can make way more $$.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2019-12-15
  6. "Role for pipetd"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Good benefits from Disney, and you can work on star war/marvel movies.

    Cons

    Hard to promoted, need more time to become a senior role.

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-11-18
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Protect Artists, Not Toxic Supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Animator in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    - Very talented team with some of the most experienced people in the business. When there's challenging work, there's lots of opportunity to learn from them and grow as an artist.- Reasonably laid back working style. There's not a lot of pressure forcing artists to work unpaid overtime during the weekdays. Weekend work can be necessary during crunch time but the artists are always given the choice of saying no if they have other commitments. - HR is helpful and understanding if there are personal issues interfering with work. - Nice facilities including bicycle parking and showers with fresh towels. Very useful for people commuting with bicycle or going to the gym before or after work. - Better pay compared to other VFX Facilities in London.

    Cons

    - While most of the team consists of friendly people who are great to work with, the occasional toxic personality can really bring the entire morale down. Especially when it's a supervisor who has been complained about to the HR multiple times and the company has chosen not to take any action against. It's very discourging to see decent and talented artists being subjected to abusive and condescending behaviour, not being protected by the employer and leaving the company or refusing to return at a later time, as a result. A company of this size and reputation should protect its employees over a single individual no matter how "important" they might be. - Little to no job security. They are unable to compete with other VFX vendors in London and cannot get decent amount of quality work as a result. And this means lots of people being let go on the regular. Unfortunately ILM has become very unreliable for artists who want to have a stable and reliable income.  - Bad management of projects causing financial loss on the regular, which in turn means Christmas bonuses are cancelled. It would be hard to complain about this, considering it's just a nice gesture and not promised or guaranteed. But it's incredibly frustrating when you're being bombarded by coorporate Disney about how amazing the company is doing, while artists are not only not being rewarded for their hardwork but are also in risk of losing their jobs. It feels like a slap in the face when the big boss gets a yearly bonus that could pay everyone's salaries for a decade.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2019-09-18
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Alright company but London doesn't have the ILM culture"

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great artists, amazin talents. If you like franchises, really good projects Good for the CV Good salaries There is a will to change things, but things take very long to materialise Some good Disney benefits (free parks entries)

    Cons

    old pipeline artist management is not great contract renewal usually done at the last minute London office doesn't get the same benefits as SF, ILM SF has a long VFX culture that didn't not reach London. uneven quality of supervisors, some are great some are bad They struggle to get new work, which resulted on a massive wave of lay off. More and more work is sent to 3rd party companies. No much space to grow, limited career development.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2019-09-12
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - VFX Production Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good health benefits, Disney benefits.

    Cons

    So much overtime. Poor management.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2019-08-30
  10. "Amazing office for film buffs - plenty of talented colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Work with motivated, talented super smart colleagues on blockbuster movies. Drink coffee with supervisors who have won multiple Oscars

    Cons

    It's long hours, but we all know what we are getting into.

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-08-18
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