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DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra
Namit Malhotra
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  • "heavy pipeline which would need a proper redesign(in 20 reviews)

  • "When you start at DNEG no matter how experienced you are it can be hard to be recognised and given any sort of challenging work(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Environment is good, people are nice

    Cons

    Cant find any Nothing as such

    DNEG2019-04-21
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good qualified employees and the infrastructure is good

    Cons

    Work pressure, over time

    DNEG2019-04-11
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Had fun but couldn't live with the expenses and rain found in Vancouver."

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    Former Employee - Creature Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good projects, talented people, lots of work.

    Cons

    Pipeline sucks, takes twice the time to do half the work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to review their supervisors BEFORE they decide to leave the company.

    DNEG2019-03-21
  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Very professional and great career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes you are forces to work weekends

    DNEG2019-03-22
  5. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    People, Projects, Atmosphere, Facilities, Coffee

    Cons

    I dont see any cons to working here.

    DNEG2019-01-15
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dissatisfied"

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    Former Employee - Generalist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, generally great artists to work with.

    Cons

    Management. They seem to reveal in breaking people down. Poor artist management. Below average wages.

    Advice to Management

    Why so cold? Put people first, after all, we are the ones that do the work!

    DNEG2019-01-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good place for experience with practically no pay to live on"

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    Current Employee - Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing artists great environment cool projects Great and knowledgeable leads Opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Management ignores artists Management doesn't offer comparable payments in comparison to the competition. If you are a junior this might make you feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place with a lot of work for little to no reward. Little to no communication between management and artists. When addressing an issue be prepared to be told to wait several weeks over and over again until you decide to...

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    Advice to Management

    Value your artists. Offer artists training during downtime that is during work hours and not outside working hours. ( you have no work for us, so train us so we can do more for the company when our department is missing in work). Stop ignoring your artists. Your artists are people with feelings and problems and work doesn't help when it pays under the market value of the work your employees produce.

    DNEG2019-01-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at DNEG full-time

      Pros

      Great team atmosphere and good career advancement within the company.

      Cons

      Only minor things like a dishwasher being broken.

      DNEG2018-12-06
    • Helpful (4)

      "Would not recommend to anyone"

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      Current Employee - Production in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Some friendly coworkers Regular pay Monthly events

      Cons

      Pay is low compared to companies within the same space Employees are either micromanaged or completely overlooked Political and not a professional environment Quite a cold environment despite lauding themselves as a "family company" Do not provide the right tools to get the job done efficiently ie. old ineffective computers and software A lot of time and skills wasted due to improper management and lack of resources...

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      Advice to Management

      I have worked for a few studios and the DNEG environment feels contrived and cold. Outwardly, the company states that they are a family company while inside employees are made to feel undervalued and often disposable no matter the hours they put in and a positive work ethic they show. DNEG is a notable VFX studio- the equipment, resources and tools should reflect that. By having the right software, tools, resources...

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      DNEG2019-01-11
    • Helpful (4)

      "Could be much better"

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      Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good and talented coworkers everyone friendly

      Cons

      Pay was pretty low, they like to promote talent without compensation bad pipeline poor render software (clarisse) not the best shows

      DNEG2018-10-27
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