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Luma Pictures Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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3.0
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51%
Recommend to a Friend
41%
Approve of CEO
Payam Shohadai
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "they have a dedicated culture team that takes good care of the artists(in 11 reviews)

  • "Interdepartmental conversation is strongly encourage also, which is a breath of fresh air compared to some studios(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay and no career advancement - you might as well work in Bangalore(in 8 reviews)

  • "They constantly re-assign shots(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Cool place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Artist in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I have been working at Luma Pictures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for 2 years now, Luma is a cool/small studio with good projects, the environment is good, the culture department is really active, so we have events and parties quiet often, and they treat as really good. As is a small studio, you have direct contact with the supervisors which is really good to me, you can grow as an artist.

    Cons

    They payment is not the best, and sometime they take too long to give you answers about salary raise and this kind of matters.

    Luma Pictures2019-06-23
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and brilliant people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luma Pictures full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Literally every single person I worked with whilst I was there was brilliant. Normally, there's at least one person who's about as much use socially as merengue life-jacket, but everyone was lovely. You get taken care of with regards to food and all that sort of thing. And, as over-time goes, it's pretty tame compared to places like Weta Digital.

    Cons

    The budgeting of funds spent on events and other work-related expenses is sometimes a bit confusing. Spending a heap of money on something that could quite easily have been half the price. Environmentally, it's not as cutting-edge as it should be. The company is at the forefront of VFX, but the amount of food and energy wastage is pretty insane. This aspect of the company isn't really in keeping with the image that...

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    Luma Pictures2019-01-15
  3. "A good place to start your career"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at Luma Pictures full-time

      Pros

      -Fun company culture -The people are warm and inviting -Plenty of food/snack options -Opportunity to work on blockbusters including Marvel films

      Cons

      -hourly pay is below industry standards -conversion to full time and promotions are difficult

      Luma Pictures2018-10-08
    • "digital artist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Luma Pictures full-time

      Pros

      free trips and great culture

      Cons

      low pay and no career advancement - you might as well work in Bangalore

      Luma Pictures2018-08-26
    • "Good as a short term job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Luma Pictures for less than a year

      Pros

      * Free unlimited snacks * Great Location * Many food options around

      Cons

      * Company culture is off. You're either part of the clique or you're seen as an "odd ball". Very high schoolish mentality * You're almost required to hang out with everyone after work. If not, you'll seem like an outsider

      Luma Pictures2018-08-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "they pretend to be a cool place to work..."

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

      I worked at Luma Pictures full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good shows, free snacks, good location.

      Cons

      Too much OT. They can't manage work properly so you end up doing a lot of unpaid overtime. They don't provide accommodation so its up to an artist to find a place to live which can be hard if you coming from another country. They constantly re-assign shots. They say they are "mates and not colleagues" but its not true - nobody wants to hang out, everyone is too exhausted or they just don't care, they never gonna be...

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      Luma Pictures2018-08-12

      Luma Pictures Response

      August 14, 2018Head of Culture

      Thanks for your feedback. It's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. As always, we try and take this feedback on and improve the way we do things. We would like to clarify a few points on your feedback ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Luma Pictures - Anonymous Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Luma Pictures

      Pros

      I worked at Luma Pictures at the Melbourne studio for a short term contract. Here were my following impressions while working there: - Friendly staff and colleagues - Nice and open environment with all the desks grouped into circles so it's not rows like a factory. - Nice variety of culture events including regular snack bar and afternoon snack break, Friday night drinks too. - A great outdoor deck to view the city.

      Cons

      - Lack of documentation to help artists with their work and you do need to rely on asking for help all the time when you first start out at the studio. - Delayed communication between the Melbourne and LA studio which causes issues with receiving feedback and knowing if your contract is going to be extended. - Early morning start at 8am is not the most ideal time to start work.

      Luma Pictures2018-06-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "compositor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Luma Pictures part-time

      Pros

      great place to learn and grow.

      Cons

      long hours as most VFX places

      Luma Pictures2018-06-04
    • Helpful (6)

      "All work and no time off to be seen"

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

      I worked at Luma Pictures full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The only pro is that the company does work on some exciting projects.

      Cons

      Expected to work all the time (over 60 hours a week) for very little pay. Management is very unprofessional and workers are treated very poorly. There is no job stability. A blind eye is given to bullying and harassment.

      Advice to Management

      Grow up

      Luma Pictures2018-06-03
    • Helpful (14)

      "Stay Away"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Luma Pictures full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The location is a 10-15 minute walk to the beach, readily available snacks, good place to get your foot in the door if you are a young artist fresh out of college, free screenings of the films we work on, OT meals if they ask you to work through lunch or stay late, there are some good people with kind hearts that you can find if you look hard enough.

      Cons

      Certain people have created an environment that can be compared to high school. They take roll at 9am every day (lunch is dedicated to 1-2 pm), incredibly fake human beings, will talk behind everyone and anyones back, and try to enforce policies that are illegal. Not to mention that for Halloween last year they threw a Fetish themed party at the office where they decorated the office (during work hours) with porn and...

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      Advice to Management

      Find someone that can reign in and manage the culture. You've lost a lot of valuable employees in the last 6-12 months due to petty issues. There is a common trend to the reviews people leave on here, it might be time to actually listen to them.

      Luma Pictures2018-04-17
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