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Updated 26 Jan 2019

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Industrial Light & Magic President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan
Lynwen Brennan
70 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

    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. "Artist"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Mostly very skilled people in artist positions. Great projects.

    Cons

    Artist management is random. Cliquey. Low pay, even for very senior staff and leads. Way too much OT. The people who do the least have the safest jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Higher ups are distant and invisible. Care about your staff rather than your interviews on Variety.

    Industrial Light & Magic2018-09-24
  5. 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
  6. "ILM digital artist"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Star Wars and history, veterans, collegiate, great projects

    Cons

    Can feel corporate, is shrinking in SF

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-08-08
  7. "ILM"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    Great projects, good artist, nice environment

    Cons

    ILM more and more is working like any other VFX company.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-07-27
  8. "Like any other VFX house"

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    Former Contractor - Animator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A bit more established - high security - unstoppable great projects

    Cons

    Take advantage of prestige name and do not offer competitive pay - insane overtime like any other VFX house - zero transparency

    Advice to Management

    Figure out if the London office should be a family child or pet.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-05-22
  9. "best in a messed up industry"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic

    Pros

    great projects, connection to film history, excellent creative direction

    Cons

    Difficult politics and career paths in SF due to the distorting effects of subsidies and tax incentives in Canada and London. Presidio location is a challenge unless you're commuting from Marin or nearby SF neighborhoods.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to ease the hire and fire cycle of creative crew. People do better work when they're not worried about the next job, and when they're working with seasoned teams.

    Industrial Light & Magic2017-01-27
  10. Helpful (1)

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

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     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
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