Weta Digital Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2022

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4.0
87%
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Pros
  • "Wellington is a great place to work and live(in 16 reviews)

  • "It has numerous things you could learn at weta(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours, could be politics stuff(in 30 reviews)

  • "Rent in Wellington is quite expensive(in 17 reviews)

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    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work

      Jun 9, 2022 - Junior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      New to software development, I have found Weta Digital to be a welcoming and friendly place. The complex VFX tech stack here is extremely interesting, and there is a free exchange of ideas. A great place to work.

      Cons

      I got stuck in some confusion as a new hire during the acquisition by Unity Technologies.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 3, 2022 - Rotoscope Artist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay and perks for overtime, heaps of OT hours

      Cons

      No sick leave, no annual pay and no public holidays

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good company

      Mar 4, 2022 - 3D Animator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It was a very interesting work, and I was excited just by looking at it. I also want to do my best to study at university with the goal of one day I can work for this company.

      Cons

      It's far from my country. Hard to work.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Super fun

      Mar 2, 2022 - IT Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Cutting edge of VFX and dynamic workplace

      Cons

      Can be chaotic and hectic

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Company. But Also Very Large.

      Jan 25, 2022 - Senior Compositor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Weta is incredibly organized. They do some of the best work in the industry, and work on some of the most amazing projects in world history. Everyone is really friendly and professional, and great at what they do. They're very conscientious and make a concerted effort to treat their employees well. Generally, I was never overworked while at Weta.

      Cons

      It's nearly impossible to make any meaningful impact on this company without 1) years - even decades - at the company 2) working on site in Wellington (I was working remote). Practically speaking, nearly all wetafx employees are machine operators. While I honestly admire Weta, their organization, professionalism, culture, high standard, friendliness, etc. This was probably the least fulfilling position I've ever held at any vfx company. But that's likely because of my sorta 'overly-ambitious' personality, and the covid/remote circumstances.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Jan 14, 2022 - Junior 3D Modeler in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awesome project, great team, good salary

      Cons

      Working long hours, short contract

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Get in for a short period of time and get out quickly

      Nov 18, 2021 - Senior Technical Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Wellington / NZ is a nice place, great for kids to grow up Short commute Pockets of very talented and kind people Big blockbuster projects Lots of opportunities if you fit in and know the right people, or being a white American / British male. Paid OT Stay for no more than 1 year would avoid lots of politics and HR interactions.

      Cons

      Lots of politics. Long hours. Lots incompetents in management/leadership positions. Dishonest and incompetent HR People are promoted by how confident they sound, whom they are friend with, rarely by competence. No other big studios to jump to locally (unless you do it remotely) Virtually no pay rise after entering - get your entrance rate as high as possible otherwise don't expect a significant pay rise for the next 5-10 years. Latest company restructuring is just lip services, people are not changing the way they behave. Every team has different culture, every department feels like a different company. All-women-and-men-for-themselves working environment.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      None

      Nov 29, 2021 - Software Developer in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      None None None None None

      Cons

      Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good experience

      Oct 10, 2021 - VFX Coordinator in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Network opportunity - Great projects - Challenging

      Cons

      - Big company - No paid holiday

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Sep 6, 2021 - Nuke Compositor in Wellington, Wellington
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good team to work with, pay overtime

      Cons

      long hours, could be politics stuff

      1 person found this review helpful
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