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Digital Domain Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "Some of the most talented people in the industry" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good pay and typical perks in correlation to industry standards" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of communication between the parent company and employees" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Severe lack of leadership and direction that is reflected in the code base and the product" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place for software development"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The decision making is split well between locations, at least for software development. So it does not feel like one location is just at the whims of the other.

    Cons

    The history of the company may give a bit of reason for hesitation but it seems that it is on a very good trajectory now.

    Advice to Management

    More could be done to develop the culture of the company. More events and parties.


  2. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, fair wages, good co-workers

    Cons

    Uncertainty concerning employment beyond current contract

  3. "some great talents but supervisior/producer/manager doesn't care about artist"

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    Former Employee - FX Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - FX Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent project
    some great talent
    standard industry pay

    Cons

    no respect for artist and burn them in the production hell instead of doing and preparing right .
    senior supervisors and managers doesn't care about artist on the floor.
    broken promises

    Advice to Management

    keep treating and doing the same and watch all the top talents leave.
    remember that artists did the work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A history in visual effects worth being proud of.
    - Compensation is roughly in line with the standard.

    Cons

    - Backstabbing, political environment.
    - Carrots waved in front of employees with no intention of following through.
    - Ancient, frustrating pipeline.
    - There seems to be a gung-ho attitude by senior staff members that we can burn through newer contract workers by brute forcing everything as opposed to careful planning and organizing your core business efficiently.
    - No interest in advancing the pipeline towards modern, efficient ways of working which is costing them work and turning away the most top level talent.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear sense of direction of your visual effects business.
    Address the political issues. Modernize your pipeline.
    You can't live off your history forever, understand that your reputation is being tarnished by allowing a festering back-stabbing environment to thrive, and the best artists are actively avoiding your company.


  5. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company needs to update equipment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty unorganized and awful management"

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    Current Employee - Lead Artist
    Current Employee - Lead Artist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of co workers

    Cons

    Management are awful at dealing with core issues and complacent staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep hold of the good team members and cut loose the unproductive ones.

    Talk to and listen to the artists on the ground doing the actual work. You are nothing without them.


  7. "Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice team to work with

    Cons

    Operational process and employ benefits

  8. "After waiting for years it never seemed it would regain ground"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Domain full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing engineering department lead by some of the most forward thinking minds in the industry.

    Cons

    It never was the same post bankruptcy, many questionable business practices.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Producer of top-notch work now suffering from brain drain--not a good sign"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Domain full-time

    Pros

    Nothing leaves the facility without looking awesome.
    Some projects are extremely high profile.
    The level of artistic sensibility and technical knowledge among the artists, TDs and supervisors is impressive.
    Pipeline is very robust in all departments.

    Cons

    Many of the people who made the company great are leaving, and management doesn't work hard enough to retain them.
    Feeling of "team" and "work family" are weaker than in past years.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize your core business--visual effects. Cut loose all the extra ventures. Spend money to get back the great brains who left.


  10. "Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting people to work with.
    Very nice recruiting team and HR people

    Cons

    No work
    Bad leadership
    Constantly changing department structures
    Lack of communication between parent company and employees
    Lack of cohesiveness across multiple office sites