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DNEG Reviews

Updated 5 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "People are nice and our head of animation is fantastic, the shows are getting more exciting projects to work on" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Same problems as larger industry but great people who treated you well" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "can be long hours and sometimes need to train yourself" (in 8 reviews)

  • "start always as short contracts" (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Company that Cares"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and pay. head of dept is really developing the team and discipline

    Cons

    needs better communication between sites and depts

    Advice to Management

    hire more production


  2. "Could be much better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time (Less 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

  3. "Jr. Compositor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Fun projects
    Room to learn

    Cons

    Salary reviews always delayed
    Horrible communication between sites and leads.
    Primefocus is not the umbrella you want to be under

    Advice to Management

    Pay your artists better.
    Communicate with each other in facility and to other facilities better.
    Don't ignore your artists.


  4. "very professional company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at DNEG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall very professional. Best HR department I've come across.

    Cons

    Company culture a bit cold. Not much "team" sense. A bit hierarchical.


  5. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company growth, culture, studio and love my team

    Cons

    I would say needs more social events

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  6. "So far so good!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people, fun projects and something new every day!

    Cons

    I have to pay for my diet coke cans now


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Human Resources in Dneg Vancouver is a Joke."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VFX Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - VFX Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its owned by 80% India 20% UK that pretty much says it all.

    Cons

    I can't stress enough DUMB is the HR section at Double Negative Vancouver. Extremely unqualified recruiters that are NOT hiring well versed and Industry professionals with far more knowledge than the most of the workforce. I am super surprised as to the kind of feedback they give out. 3D hires and Compositing section hires are extremely disappointing as the two girls that are in charge have no HR experience and think they are way knowledgeable than everyone else. The reason no one sticks around in the company is because of poor hiring skills and HR department that isn't from a VFX production background.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE BC TRAINED HR and NOT some random snubs from the UK.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Production"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time

    Pros

    Great office
    Nice people (artists)

    Cons

    Definitely fake it till u make it
    short term contract


  9. "Company culture - great fun!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNEG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dneg know how to include everybody when it comes to getting people together and growing as a wider team. Dneg is a global company - usually it feels 'ugh' with time differences at a global company - alas Dneg make it work very efficiently with good scheduling. Outstanding VFX and Animation talent too.

    Cons

    As most big companies are... There is vigorous in-house loops and it takes a small while to grow in any capacity. In other words, a little bit of 'pigeon holing' can happen for juniors. It should be noted that during this time, juniors are still encouraged to learn and train on the job which is certainly a good aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a little ;)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard working fun company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DNEG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    young employees, fun company, great kitchen and supplies, coffee shop inside building, great insurance, accepts applications from different countries, diverse employees, pays all costs to allocate employees to Vancouver

    Cons

    Nothing special, artists sometimes have to do over time working which is normal for this industry

    Advice to Management

    keep up doing what you are doing


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