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Industrial Light & Magic Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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Industrial Light & Magic CEO Lynwen Brennan
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48 Ratings
  1. "Best CGI company"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has some of the best people in the business, and despite what you know, there is always someone who you can learn from.

    Cons

    End of project crunch times can be quiet demanding.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-09-18
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing People, Tough Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Work with the some of the most talented folks in the industry, who also happen to be wonderful, fun, supportive human beings. Benefits are top-notch (Disney pass, private screenings). Clothes/hair/tattoos - can do whatever you want, very casual. Very fun annual company events, as well.

    Cons

    Heavy OT can lead to very long days; work/life balance can be a struggle. Certain positions undervalued and underpaid. Advancement can also be slow.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-08-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "SG Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Its really a good place to learn and some good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Wages are not fairly equal paid. And it can be very stressful at times.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-08-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Treats employees nice because the hours can be killer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Nice benefits on a beautiful campus with top talents all around. They bring food if you work late or weekends.

    Cons

    The ot hours can be grueling. They want you to work at any branch but SF. Full time employment in SF is not likely. Mostly project based minus a few core staff.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-07-06
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Incompetent lacking and messy"

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    Current Employee - Undervalued in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Comfortable office space with free coffee and biscuits.

    Cons

    I found the studio to be Incompetent and dysfunctional, the pipeline is left wanting and much to be desired. Out of date. Robotic factory culture and the movies and VFX are not what they use to be. After Star Wars there's not a lot left. Best avoided and look for a respectable alternative Vfxcw

    Advice to Management

    Display a backbone to clients. Innovation

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-06-27
  6. "Best place to work with"

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team. Join the force!!

    Cons

    Improve leadership and paycheck is bad in this place (Singapore)

    Advice to Management

    Need to treat the staff great

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-06-14
  7. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Needs better competitive wages for all employees.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-06-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Concept Artist"

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    Current Employee - Concept Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Although the wages are low the work environment is great. The experience gained is worth it in my opinion. Good luck!

    Cons

    Low wages. It's not the best place to work if you need an income over 100 k. Still a great place.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-06-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long Days - Talented People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Talent, dedicated colleagues. The best in the business.

    Cons

    Long work hours - plenty of stress.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-05-02
  10. Helpful (8)

    "ILM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of benefits and perks - run by women - beautiful campus - looks great on your resume - you can find some of the best artists in the world here

    Cons

    - legacy software hindering advancement - too many politics - advancement nearly impossible - pay does not keep up with the skyrocketing cost of living in the bay area

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-04-12
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