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Industrial Light & Magic CEO Lynwen Brennan
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Pros
  • "Great projects, free disneyland tickets(in 14 reviews)

  • "Its really a good place to learn and some good projects to work on(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Broken pipeline, kept on life support by legacy ILMers who refuse to change(in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Uncertain future in SF"

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally great people, good projects, nice perks.

    Cons

    Leadership constantly assures staff of commitment to SF location, but bulk of work keeps going to competing divisions in Vancouver and London, and head count continues to go down. As such, management values its talent substantially less these days. No opportunities to advance, and raises have been replaced by meager bonuses. There's been a real disconnect/disinterest in day-to-day artist experiences and performance...

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    Advice to Management

    With all the incentives in Vancouver, Montreal, and London, it is admittedly tough running a VFX house in San Francisco. It seems like there's a lot of work in smaller US films that can be done (too small to be worthwhile working overseas?). Management also needs to change its DNA. It doesn't need to get all sweet and cuddly, but it does need to make an effort to really engage with productions/artists more to know who's...

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    Industrial Light & Magic2018-11-02
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Good company for cv"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good projects and amazing people

    Cons

    Bad management, low salary and low expectations about keepping the job

    Industrial Light & Magic2015-09-21
  4. Helpful (2)

    "It may be ILM but it's still a big corporate vfx studio"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    - They get A-list projects. - Good pay and benefits. - Some seriously smart and talented people. - Decent hardware and resources. - Located in the city, not the suburbs. - ILM management reasonably open and honest about what's going on. - Great on your resume. - All the Star Wars crap you could ever want.

    Cons

    - Proprietary software that is sometimes great but often frustrating. - Can be very corporate, especially where parent company (Lucasfilm), legal or HR is involved. - It's big and you can never know everything that is going on. - More Star Wars crap than you could ever want. If you are a software type try and get hired into production rather than the R&D department. They have been turning into a parody of organizational...

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    Advice to Management

    Not much for ILM management - they seem to be doing a reasonable job. Lucas management should get the different divisions to cooperate, or at least communicate, a bit better. The R&D department needs a reboot.

    Industrial Light & Magic2010-10-06
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