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DNEG Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra
Namit Malhotra
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  • "heavy pipeline which would need a proper redesign(in 22 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 5 years

    Pros

    Environment is good, people are nice

    Cons

    Cant find any Nothing as such

    DNEG2019-04-21
  2. "great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Animation Supervisor 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great working environment, great people, you are treated with respect. Highly recommend.

      Cons

      Need bigger projects and shows. Its a new studio, should improve with time.

      DNEG2019-06-15
    • "Good"

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      Former Employee - Senior Executive 
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good qualified employees and the infrastructure is good

      Cons

      Work pressure, over time

      DNEG2019-04-11
    • 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 3 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
    • "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
    • "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
    • Helpful (4)

      "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 5 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
    • Helpful (4)

      "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 a year

      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
    • Helpful (5)

      "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 less 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 (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
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