Framestore Artist Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great until new management !"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breakfast Great projects Mail service Overtime after 40h Benefits- but bare minimum BIXI discount Not to much overtime until delivery Flex hours( 8-5 or 9-6)

    Cons

    Cliquey New management- two faced Harassment Political games Appraisal months late Have to get in with the right group to stay Studio environment grey and sad People don’t want to socialize Unethically get people to quit or fired Doesn’t follow labour laws HR not on your side Watch your back

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  2. "Friendly Environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Friday night party, clear feedback

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work late, but with extra pay


  3. "Great company to work for, a nice set up!"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - 3D Modeler and Texture Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Framestore for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work, fantastic projects, helpful creatives and leads! Learned a lot too :)

    Cons

    Some challenging timings as ever!

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Serious Privacy Issues"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Artist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Framestore for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice projects as expected, A lot to learn from other Artists

    Cons

    I did the mistake telling the beginning of the Avengers to a Friend. They Found out(monitoring personal computers and Mobile phones) they made clear that they had hacked my computer, they implied they have cameras in my house, threatened to hurt me etc. Dont Work there

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  5. "A great place to start a career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are very helpful, great projects, great office

    Cons

    Schedules can be tight but that is the nature of the industry

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Framestore"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Texture Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best vfx companies I've worked at in London. Lots of talented staff to learn from for both new and experienced artists. You'll be working on high end effects for the latest hollywood films.

    Cons

    Like all vfx companies there are a lots of deadlines to hit and there can be long days. Quite a heavy workload for senior staff.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - CG Artist in Culver City, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Framestore

    Pros

    They try not to have you do overtime if it can be helped. breakfast ( fruit, bagels, cereal etc) lunch and dinner if you have to work late. great people and most are often willing to help

    Cons

    For me at least they left it till the very last minute to let me know if I was extended or not which made it difficult to plan other jobs.

  8. "Pretty Poor Overall Experience"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - 2D Artist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Framestore for less than a year

    Pros

    Good machines, some scope to do varied work. Talented Artists to work with and learn from. Fairly good salary.

    Cons

    Long hours which is apathetically supported within the employee culture, unfortunate usual VFX artist response of just accepting it, rather than collectively changing it. Tough to break into the established artist groups, so doesn't feel particularly welcoming, but that could be luck of the draw. Incredibly disorganised Production at times (not across the whole board but with some), for example not even having the correct media ready before work is started. Or failing to communicate effectively with artists, such are ignoring emails etc. Don't honour all contract lengths. Poor, tired facilities such as the toilets, and terrible coffee. And critically, DON'T PAY ONTIME! Framestore may be opening their new building by 2018 which might help with facilities and feeling around the office, but even if you worked in the shiniest and most comfortable office in the world it wouldn't create an amazing company unless the management, hours, culture and care for employees vastly improved.

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  9. "Very good place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young environment, big Hollywood films, nice people

    Cons

    Old building, no benefits, TOIL earning instead of money when working in the weekends

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing! All the employees are great and all teach each other everything they know"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Roto/Paint Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free sweet Friday Lovely employees Great pipeline So much support Good facilities Good tech support Management are friendly Kitchens Free breakfast Multiple locations

    Cons

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