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Framestore Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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  • "Lacks in organisation, team works really long hours(in 18 reviews)

  • "Advertising pipeline is a bit shaky but improving(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. 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

    Advice to Management

    Hire better quality people and keep your good employees with wage that match their skills, better communication and trust in your employees

    Framestore2019-02-27
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (4)

    "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.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if any higher managements are reading this. But i think many artists voiced out their complains, but once they voiced out any complaints against anybody in the middle management, they seemed to get the bad end of the stick. I don't know if HR or anyone in the middle management is screening the complaints on purpose to prevent this from reaching the higher management. IF you truly want the truth, Do a... 360 reviews on all your supervisors, you will find out the problem.

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    Framestore2018-10-11
  6. Helpful (5)

    "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

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in artists by training and by their happiness. Stop treating them like machines instead of humans. Teach supervisors and leaders how to actually lead and how to lift up artists to their full potential instead of tearing them down. Stop putting insecure supervisors in charge that harass artists and don’t know how to talk to people. Stop hiring friends who are not qualified. Take a psychology class on... how to treat people and what being a leader means. Stop putting people in positions their not ready for.

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    Framestore2018-10-07
  7. "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
  8. "Best place in Montreal"

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    Current Employee - Lighting Technical Director in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supervision, open minded people, top notch pipeline that works like a clock. Constant feeling that they are taking care of their people. Almost no overtime.

    Cons

    A bit more London spirit wouldn't hurt. Office could be a bit more pleasant place, design wise, its just a bit to grey for my taste.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing amazing work.

    Framestore2018-08-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    - Nice office, cool projects, nice staff (mostly), beers and food given

    Cons

    - Lots of nepotism, not a lot of job security, but miles better than other competitive studios.

    Advice to Management

    Reward merit and faithful employees, not friends.

    Framestore2018-07-17
  10. "Fx td"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Framestore full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good facility. Nice area

    Cons

    Still young branch. Too French

    Framestore2018-05-30
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