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Industrial Light & Magic Senior Technical Director Reviews

Updated 26 Apr 2018

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
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4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "VFX Artist"

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    Current Employee - Senior FX Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highest caliber of talent and professionalism. Lots of knowledge sharing. Coolest projects. Great location.

    Cons

    Unstable industry. Large amounts of overtime. Work going overseas. Quantity starting to take precedence over quality.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2018-04-27
  2. "Good people, good projects, good culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Creature Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at ILM 1year and a half. I loved it. I was in the creature department. I come more from a rigging background but I love Zeno, the soft for doing simulation. The first 3 months were really confusing, but the community around Zeno at ILM in all the different facilities is huge and made my life easier. You have a good perspective career if you stay and if you prove you are good and willing to not have a good pay.

    Cons

    Average pay, they play with the fact a lot of people wants to come. Lot of overtime but it's common in the VFX

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    Industrial Light & Magic2018-03-08
  3. "Great company"

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    Senior FX Technical Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a really great experience working for this company. The brilliant team of professionals, excellent management in the very friendly environment. Moreover, Singapore is an awesome city.

    Cons

    I did not see any cons

    Industrial Light & Magic2016-11-01
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Monumental disaster from interview to exit."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Director 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For people who haven't been at ILM it will look great in you cv, that is pretty much the extent of it.

    Cons

    The problem with ILM is the arrogant approach to doing things, from high-school Immature attitudes like grandstanding in the hallways perfecting their walk swing to the dismissive and condescending tone when they talk to even more experienced artists than themselves, they have not yet realized the artists are what drive this place, not the dinos up on high, the sups need to get a reality check before people start taking it personal. Sups talk in basic laymen terms, and give vague comments instead of precise direction mainly cause they have no idea which way is up. Pipeline is ancient, tools fidgety. It is sad really, putting so much time and effort in doing the good work when all it takes is being brown to advance.

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    Industrial Light & Magic2016-10-17
  5. "busy in a good way"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great projects, great resources, great collegues

    Cons

    lower pay than other companies, high peer pressure

    Industrial Light & Magic2013-08-24

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