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Prime Focus Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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Prime Focus CEO Namit Malhotra
Namit Malhotra
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Environment to Attain Confidence and work with peak pressure times and relax times(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn and start your career(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Have to do freshers work also, working hours 10-15 hours(in 8 reviews)

  • "Didn't updated pipeline as it has to update(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, no stress, coworkers are really nice and the place is really enjoyable

    Cons

    No health care before one year of employment (at least in my case)

    Prime Focus2017-10-22
  2. "DNEG/Prime Focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Prime Focus for less than a year

    Pros

    -Beer every Friday -Friendly people -Work on current Hollywood films

    Cons

    -Disorganized managers and pipeline -Low salary -Very little notice given when overtime has to be done -Disorganized structure

    Prime Focus2018-06-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "You start here.! You don't stay here!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prime Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice Staff. It's the place to start your career. Beer Fridays.

    Cons

    Poor management. No place to grow. Nobody wants to stay their long term. HR is a joke. Management have no respect for staff. No benefits. The company has many flaws but no-one cares about fixing problems.

    Prime Focus2018-03-26
  4. "Slow sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prime Focus for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good coworkers, pretty chill environment - Free breakfast and EOD beers on fridays.

    Cons

    - Lack of communication across the studio. My supervisor was shut out from any plans or strategies for a long time. - Little to no HR presence. Many employees struggled to get HR meetings to discuss various issues. - Corporate takeovers. PF took over my previous company, gutted it's employee base, shipped most of the work to India, and took the clients for themselves. - No consideration from employees on the direction...

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    Advice to Management

    - Give your employees reasons to care. Make them feel valuable. Give incentives for hard work, and compensate people appropriately.

    Prime Focus2017-12-20
  5. "Going downhill"

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

    I worked at Prime Focus full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks Great people Lots of OT if you want it

    Cons

    Upper management has power issues and treats employees as minions

    Advice to Management

    Don’t act like you’re better than those who give you a job.

    Prime Focus2017-10-13
  6. "VFX Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Prime Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of work when your employed

    Cons

    Try to make you work 18 hour days

    Advice to Management

    Be reasonable

    Prime Focus2017-05-16
  7. Helpful (3)

    "A dysfunctional mishmash of management personalities with no management skills."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prime Focus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Meet some really cool people - Learned how to deal with unreasonably stressful situations - new hires lift morale for a little while.

    Cons

    - Met some of the most disorganized and patronizing people. - Minimal facilities : nowhere to sit for lunch, forcing employees to sit at desks. There are 2 large balconies perfect for eating areas yet have remained unfurnished for over a year now. - If you have a problem with another staff member, Don't worry, your complaints will be swept under the rug and completely ignored by HR. - HR is unbearably difficult to...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your Artists and Admin staff with more respect; Earn that respect. Don't demand it. Only then will find the workplace morale rise anywhere above its barely adequate level.

    Prime Focus2017-03-07
  8. "Information Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Prime Focus

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, great vacation package

    Cons

    There are no bad points about this company

    Prime Focus2017-01-31
  9. "going downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Prime Focus

    Pros

    great artists. good movies to work on. not a lot of pressure. overall good teams

    Cons

    terrible management. can be fired and replaced by friends of management. even if replacement is underqualified.

    Prime Focus2016-09-17
  10. "Lacked cohesion & know how"

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    Former Employee - Animation Department in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prime Focus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Met some good people. Beer fridays? Paid decent if you negotiated for what you wanted.

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized. My conversations with other senior staff in different departments confirmer my suspicion that head office was stubborn and didn't understand how the company needed to be run. It was like if you went upto someone and asked them if they knew how to build a bridge. They'd say yes, even if they had never heard of a bridge before. Then you try to cross the river and it all you saw was a pile of rubble....

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    Advice to Management

    Not much advice I can supply. Prime Focus merged with Double Negative, and when that happened they scuttled their own VFX department. I can't offer advice on a company I'm pretty sure doesn't exist in the same capacity anymore.

    Prime Focus2016-02-04
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