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3.6
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Pros
  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 13 reviews)

  • "cutting edge tech, great shows, great people(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours can get daunting and the lack of paid time off makes it hard to take a holiday(in 23 reviews)

  • "Pressure / Wellington is boring(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place for learning

      2 Mar 2021 - Assistant Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has numerous things you could learn at weta. If you are interested in the visual effect industry, here is the place you could learn and meet good skilled people.

      Cons

      Sometimes the number of tasks are coming all at once you need to work overtime on it.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Best company of vfx in the world

      23 Feb 2021 - Nuke Compositor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Beautiful country, great Atmosphere, level of artist and infrastructure

      Cons

      It was far away from home

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great variety and responsibilities

      27 Jan 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of variety, great people to work with

      Cons

      Company still needs a lot of growth, and needs to value their employees more

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Very interesting work, sometimes poor management decisions

      21 Oct 2020 - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      State-of-the-art and innovative technology; great to work on Avatar, with James Cameron, and with the highly talented and creative staff

      Cons

      Sometimes poor management decisions, lots of politics where some people get excluded on purpose, not transparent regarding promotion and monetary compensation, good people don't get promoted while not very competent ones do, limited flexibility regarding home office during pandemic, resistant to remote working, attitude: be lucky to work for us

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Too much work, No life

      5 Nov 2020 - Assistant Technical Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Got to work in multiple department

      Cons

      too much work, too much politics

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Big company

      16 Nov 2020 - 3D Animator in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get to work with amazing projects

      Cons

      Too much underground politics, long working hours with no Sick Leave.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great studio and a great team with really fun and challenging projects . Fully stocked kitchens and Friday Beer O'Clock

      16 Mar 2020 - Motion Editor in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great projects and people .

      Cons

      Tough to move up or around the company

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company overall

      5 Nov 2019 - Senior Systems Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Management takes great care of employees, making sure they lack of nothing, this helps maintaining an overall great atmosphere. Very talented peoples from who to learn. Great opportunities (different roles / team, ..)

      Cons

      Can feel a bit overwhelming when coming from smaller structures.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Once great but no more.

      9 Jul 2019 - Senior Matchmover in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Money. Just the money and nothing else, unless you are American, then you're sweet. Leaving at the end of my contract.

      Cons

      Unless you are from the USA you will not be given any chances to progress. Management lies to workers routinely. They came to my building, and misrepresented NZ legislation pertaining to overtime hours, stopping most of it in Rongotai, while all other buildings were unaffected. Did not honour training schedules that were written in contract firm with crew. Chose not to renew experienced crew in order to employ unqualified friends from overseas (Americans....). Middle management is an overstatement in Rongotai. Peter principle personified. Senior management is at lest as bad. Executive producer treats crew as expendable at all opportunities. Runners progress to producers or HR in double quick time without being ready. Computers are inadequate. Facilities are barely usable. Overtime hours have been eradicated.

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      17 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Still give hopes for the Future Weta-ers.

      4 Aug 2019 - Paint Artist in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits Good project Home away from home Beer Friday! Fish and chips!

      Cons

      Long hours but reasonable. It's all about connection no more skill-set test. For no valid reason they just don't extent contracts.

      4 people found this review helpful
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