DNEG Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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DNEG Chief Executive Officer Namit Malhotra
Namit Malhotra
101 Ratings
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  • "Dneg is not support employee for salary(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience, solid support through 1 year remote working"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits after 3 months Great resources and workshops for mental health, burnout, leadership growth Production contract extensions average 6 months or more Committed to supporting career advancement and personal growth Management is understanding, flexible, and supportive in finding a job title that best suits personality and work style

    Cons

    More overtime than initially outlined, but that's typical of the industry Premature career advancement in leadership roles, not enough experience Each site has very different pipeline/operations, which makes it difficult when working on a cross-site show

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Overall great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Production shown efforts to better the system/promotion/pay. Great team environment! Awesome benefits. Surprisingly, didn't have to do so much overtime.

    Cons

    Need to have higher management to loosen pockets a bit more, especially after pay cut of 20-25%. Lots of other studios are offering better pay, and flexible opportunities to move up the ladder. Way overdue with yearly performance review/raise (due to Covid), but we can only blame so much on Covid..especially given the fact that there are numerous shows awarded to the studio. They have to compensate the artist and production team better so that they can keep the key people.


  3. "Interesting"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creature TD in Montreal, QC

    I worked at DNEG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice projects, ping-pong table, fruits, happy hours, etc...

    Cons

    lack of work, but that's not a problem anymore

  4. "Cool project and overall nice job but hard to stay"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Look Dev Artist in Montreal, QC

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Nice team to work with

    Cons

    Always offer 6 months contracts and Hard to get contract extended even if you do a great job

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Prime Focus + MPC = DNEG 2.0"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The local team, from the Supes to the artists are great (and even amazing for most of them)... but most of them are now gone or about to leave. - Lots of high-profile projects... but for how long? - Room for internal promotion (at least it used to)... there will be a lot of positions to fill x') - Lots of talk about inclusivity/diversity/... but no real action outside of that. It's something to talk about something to look good but if you don't actually act on it you just make it worst.

    Cons

    - Worst CEO - completely disconnected from his +6000 employees and the Industry, only want to make money even if it means sacrificing 20 years of work. - No respect for the core team that actually built this company and earn multiple awards the past few years. - All the work is way underbid (not respecting the supes original bids) and 90% of it ends up in Mumbai... and then come back as a last-minute 911. Ends up costing dozens of time more with OTs. - All the upper management is now based in India. As all the decisions have to go through them it takes weeks to hear back from them... and that's how you lose artists by dozens every week. - Vancouver office lost +50% of their core crew the past 9 months. People leave for other companies who actually want to invest in them.

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  6. "Great in general"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    respectful good packages good work/ life balance calm environment

    Cons

    just low money. promotions are slow and raises are barely something

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  7. "One of the Best VFX Houses to Work at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Lighting Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good team of artists to work with on projects - Fun projects to work on - Good creation of tools for artists to use - Good at exploring new technologies and integrating them into the company - Good HR department and artist managers with keeping the workspace healthy

    Cons

    - Not good at retaining talent in senior positions - Needs to be more transparent about overall company plans and income

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  8. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly -Perk -Extended Insurance -OT meal -Nice office

    Cons

    Difficult to move around department. no actual bonus referral

  9. "yes"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Runner in Montreal, QC

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    nice culture and helpful people

    Cons

    minimum wage is not my fave thing

  10. "good starter position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paint/Composite Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    met some really nice people and received training- learned a lot in this position.

    Cons

    not much room for creativity.

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