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Pros
  • "The culture is good in that they strive for the best and Wellington is overall an OK place to live(in 10 reviews)

  • "great people, great work, lots of potential for growth if they manage the place right(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, especially around deadlines(in 17 reviews)

  • "This is the only facility in Wellington(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Terrific Company, Location, and Professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    great county, lifestyle, and work.

    Cons

    separated departments can lead to miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    start beer oclock at 5, not 6

    Weta Digital2019-05-13
  2. "animator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Weta is a great place to work

    Cons

    This is the only facility in Wellington.

    Weta Digital2019-03-15
  3. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was a great company to work on great projects really fun team and amazing software and hardware.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lot of overtime and management wasn't always as good as it could be.

    Advice to Management

    I would have over time management carefully so that artists and required to work so many hours during crunch.

    Weta Digital2019-03-07
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great people - terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The friends you will make there , the Christmas party is cool, the discounts, free food and alcohol on fridays

    Cons

    Politics , bad management , production is a joke , egos with cliquey type groups with a boys club mentality .

    Advice to Management

    Do everything better

    Weta Digital2019-01-11
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Weta Digital

    Pros

    Paid Lunch Break. Good salary. Beer O'clock

    Cons

    Some people like animators work too many hours.

    Weta Digital2018-01-30
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Senior Animator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Living in New Zealand and some wonderful co-workers. Some fun projects, but now all big budget. Take care of foreigners. Access to viewing big budget film process.

    Cons

    -long hours -poor management politics -animators treated like technicians, no creativity. -management cares only about themselves and bottom line. -treats creatives like button pushers. -management does not credit or pay creatives. -no collaboration with insecure senior staff. -too political, overall -hard to advance even when u kill yourself on overtime

    Advice to Management

    Tell PJ to stop treating animators like uncreative, button pushers! Try listening to creative team! Support your animators and acknowledge that most animation is not mo Capped! Pay creatives what they are worth!

    Weta Digital2018-01-15
  7. Helpful (18)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Get paid for overtime Food provided for overtime workers High profile projects

    Cons

    Expected to work overtime constantly for months during a project Little care for people's health and well-being in spite of company policies Severe shortage of accommodation in city, assumed you'll share housing if single Every project like starting at a new company Politics and interdepartmental bickering has become ridiculous Often incredibly disorganised Lack of QC from one department to another Now hiring leads...

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    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, your company has become a factory where staff are pushed to the brink of severe mental and physical exhaustion to meet deadlines. Deterioration of their health is clearly unimportant if it interferes with the delivery of your projects. This is in spite of your policies which have very obviously been put in place for the company's benefit, not the staff. Stop taking on more work than you know you can...

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    Weta Digital2017-12-05
  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - ATD in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of interesting things to do, cutting edge technology, really good beer o'clock, fun people, lots of opportunity to expand skill sets. Fun projects

    Cons

    Long hours, poor project management for timelines,overtime was requires in some circumstances when there was no work to do. No guarantee of job security even if there long-term

    Weta Digital2017-07-27
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital

    Pros

    I didn't work here long , but it was a fantastic experience. The talent and drive at this company is the best in the world.

    Cons

    Long hours but OT food was always provided. Not really a whole lot of bad things to say about this place. NZ is a great country to live in.

    Weta Digital2016-10-24
  10. Helpful (11)

    "money is good, people are good, management is... not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital

    Pros

    work with high-end technology work with lots of big names in the movie business good experience

    Cons

    management is all over the place, lots of gossip and work politics is through the roof, everyone is out for themselves and there's a lot of inter-departmental bickering hours are long and you're expected to do everything yesterday, even if you're not the one it's waiting on

    Advice to Management

    curb egos, improve communication

    Weta Digital2016-10-12
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