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Industrial Light & Magic CEO Lynwen Brennan
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48 Ratings
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. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Amazing talented team, great projects.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice for the management.

    Industrial Light & Magic2015-05-01
  2. "Senior Compositor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Compositor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great projects, great tools

    Cons

    lack of ability to move within the company top heavy

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-01-26
  3. "Things are changing but I still like it here"

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    Current Employee - Digial Artist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great projects, free disneyland tickets

    Cons

    Work being sent out of the US.

    Industrial Light & Magic2019-01-17
  4. 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.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money on improving infrastructure and workflows.

    Industrial Light & Magic2018-04-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good location, too many supes."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great projects, Singapore is an awesome travel hub to be able to see the rest of Asia. Income tax is very low. Super safe city with more and more to do locally.

    Cons

    Too many levels of supervision. Too many people to report to that have conflicting views on how work should be done. The company is a bit too too heavy for real advancement. Too many juniors in Singapore. Makes everything a bit slower. Too many project hires.

    Advice to Management

    The pipeline is complicated and constantly evolving. Please retain staff longer so that we don't have to train new hires constantly.

    Industrial Light & Magic2016-05-01
  6. Helpful (4)

    "People and work is great but pay is too low."

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    Current Employee - Creature Technical Director 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

    Great projects, people are the best and helpful, proprietary software is fantastic.

    Cons

    Projects get pushed and tight resulting in too much overtime. Pay is lower than most companies. Company seems to prefer working model of mostly contract employees. Little training for contractors leaving the burden of question answering to other people.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay all around especially staff employees who are making less than fellow contractors. More training for contractors. The burden of help is too great on other employees.

    Industrial Light & Magic2014-07-10
  7. "Top in the industry for a reason."

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    Former Employee - Animator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects, great work environment that makes artists and innovation top priorities. Deep bench of talent.

    Cons

    A large company, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. To distinguish yourself you have to make an effort, for sure.

    Advice to Management

    The split between management and production can lead to misunderstandings in employee reviews.

    Industrial Light & Magic2014-02-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Play with the A players!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great projects -Great innovation -Great talent -Challenging and diverse -Great accolades -Great support of personal ideas and research.

    Cons

    -Strange company belief of pigeonholing (and in turn blunting generalists) -No upward movement/promotion (in first 10years - life) -Somewhat chained to an old (and often proprietary) pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    They are on a great track, just stay the course!

    Industrial Light & Magic2014-01-02
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