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Framestore Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Framestore Chief Executive Officer William Sargent  (no image)
William Sargent
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are very helpful, great projects, great office(in 17 reviews)

  • "Some really great projects, very heavy on Creatures and DMP(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours(in 20 reviews)

  • "Advertising pipeline is a bit shaky but improving(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Best VFX house in Montreal"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing pipeline, a little weird at the start but you will love it once you get used to. -Some really great projects, very heavy on Creatures and DMP. -They trust the artist 100% if you have a problem or need to push a version they will help. -Documentation for every show, pipeline step, tool, etc. -Overtime is very well planed and minimized -Additional learning including French classes

    Cons

    -Can be a little boring. -A little far (Metro Laurie) -Ambient can be a little dry, most people go to work 9@6 and then go home with their families. -They have 5@7 only once a month.

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    Framestore2019-11-18
  2. "Good and stable place with good support"

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    Current Employee - Lead FX Technical Director in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    stable, planned, quiet, default, some benefits

    Cons

    slow, too french, not much fun

    Framestore2019-11-29
  3. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Technical Director in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    great pipeline in VFX industry

    Cons

    pipeline tools used with other DCC applications

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    Framestore2019-10-22
  4. "Awesome Pipeline"

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    Current Employee - LightingTD in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good shows, good environment, efficient workflow.

    Cons

    French environment is not really good for English people.

    Framestore2019-08-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people, nice work, nice project, clean and quality shots, low amount of OT unless you want to, breakfast, and treats

    Cons

    Low salary, low evolution, getting more and more desorganised and rushy, production is less and less qualified same with artists, more and more fixes to do

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    Framestore2019-02-27
  6. "Animator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, work with high quality

    Cons

    Far from the metro (winter conditions)

    Framestore2019-02-07
  7. "Runner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Framestore part-time

    Pros

    Great entry level to get into the industry.

    Cons

    Runner job is basically menial jobs and office errands.

    Framestore2018-11-07
  8. Helpful (5)

    "not too sure if it is as good as it sounds from the outside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amenities are well managed. There is fruits/food in the studio. Studio are very well taken care of.

    Cons

    it feels like they are very open, but once you point out something bad, they will turn around and blame you. Middle management can be rude to artists and get no repercussions. Montreal studio don't get good sequences as in london... so beware.

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    Framestore2018-10-11
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Great until new management !"

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    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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    Framestore2018-10-07
  10. "Good company ... but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Framestore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Framestore is a great employer, they take care of their employees. Great benefits and interesting projects. Overall they try to have a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some departments are very fraternal. Difficult to break the ice. Company positions herself more as a "printshop" then a creative studio.

    Framestore2018-10-08

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