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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
  • "Limited exposure to the entire pipeline process(in 11 reviews)

  • "You need to have your nose completely browned out to get a few decent shots(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "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 Out of date.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
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Stagnant and Declining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get the opportunity to work on some of the best projects, and with some of the most talented people in the industry, at least on the artist and technical side.

    Cons

    Forget about advancement, it happens at a glacial pace. Pay does not keep up with cost of living so prepare to make less each year. Also pushing innovative ideas through, that go beyond what you can accomplish on your own without impacting their pipeline, will be a challenge. If you are up for the challenge, don't even bother with the original San Francisco office. Disney...

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    Advice to Management

    The management team does not come from within the pool of artists and technicians, making it impossible for them to make educated decisions regarding technology, or to properly value the people actually doing the work. Fire half of your selves.

    Industrial Light & Magic2016-12-30
  3. 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...

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    Advice to Management

    Please quit.

    Industrial Light & Magic2016-10-17
  4. "Lighting TD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Industrial Light & Magic full-time

    Pros

    Great atmos, very talented group of artists. Strong compositing department

    Cons

    Ancient pipeline, frequent network outages. Little personal space

    Advice to Management

    Bigger desks, fewer people. It gets very crammed during crunch time

    Industrial Light & Magic2016-03-29
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Expected more. Where's the magic?"

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    Current Employee - Compositor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good shows, more easy going than most studios. The building and office is awesome.

    Cons

    Not as organized as expected. For such a renowned company, I expected better organization, planning and quality. Lots of the employees not keen to stay after contracts are finished. Pipeline is archaic. Overall just ok.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning of upcoming shows and work distribution. Lots of people waiting for work and seating around and other seniors overloaded.

    Industrial Light & Magic2015-06-18
  6. Helpful (13)

    "Amazing artists and engineers, strong company leadership, messy and disorganized technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Unlike many other VFX facilities, ILM makes it clear that they value art and the artists who make it. They value and invest in quality and creativity, where many other facilities are focused only on being cheaper. They have a rich history and keep it alive by retaining more 20-30 year veterans than I've seen anywhere else. They really do have some of the brightest people in the industry and these people are truly inspiring...

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    Cons

    For anyone new to the company, there can be a deep sense of anxiety and uncertainty from day one. The most troublesome practice here by far is the lack of sick/vacation/holiday pay for production hires, which make up the majority. Meanwhile "STAFF" employees receive all of these things, though they may have an identical job description, and there is no clear path to go from production hire to staff. To "make up for...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, invest in your tools. Make employees feel like they have a future. Just a simple thing like sick and vacation days will go a long way towards preventing burn-out, improving work-life balance, and increasing employee commitment, satisfaction and contribution to the company and culture. Also, don't fall for that stupid trend in the industry to abandon internal tools and fall toward off-the-shelf...

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    Industrial Light & Magic2014-11-09
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Once great company now follows the worst trends in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the films you get to work on.

    Cons

    Pipeline for some departments in started anew with every projects as the software changes and there is no rush to make it work properly. Ultimately the artists bear the brunt of making everything work by working 10-12 hour days for months on end. Management could use some people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations, you made it. Cross your fingers because now you are at the mercy of Disney.

    Industrial Light & Magic2014-08-09
  8. "awesomest"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    respect for artists, empowering employees, good rates, good scheduling

    Cons

    sometimes it can take a great deal of effort to get answers to pipeline questions, or organizational questions; database is arcane;tools are poorly documented; for new hires there is a ton of jargon to decode

    Advice to Management

    keep going! yay Lynwen!

    Industrial Light & Magic2014-03-28
  9. 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
  10. "Awesome talent pool supported by bunch of hackers and sloppy technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Industrial Light & Magic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -> the pool of talent you would meet is just too brilliant -> nice place to learn, grow and move out -> Brand name on your resume

    Cons

    -> Politics -> Not transparent management. -> Easily you will lose trust in the management and their decisions. -> Purely a business or money oriented firm -> The technology team and their developments really sucks. Its only coz of the artists the company survives. -> No good vision or principle towards making the production pipeline better. Just band aids

    Advice to Management

    Think about employees a bit. Pause and check out the technology and pipeline given to the artists. How much time does each artist spend on buggy tools and doing workarounds.

    Industrial Light & Magic2012-09-06
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