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Weta Digital Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2019

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Pros
  • "cutting edge tech, great shows, great people(in 11 reviews)

  • "scenery in and around wellington(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, especially around deadlines(in 19 reviews)

  • "Pressure / Wellington is boring(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "animator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Weta is a great place to work

    Cons

    This is the only facility in Wellington.

    Weta Digital2019-03-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Post Production Artist"

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    Current Employee - Post Production Arist in Turangi, Wellington

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. Upper management/HR is getting all the perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate structure in full swing. No room to breathe, very tight schedules. Not artist friendly...sweat shot mentality. Projects are not as good as they use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Overhead costs are driving company losses not the artists.

    Weta Digital2019-09-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Still give hopes for the Future Weta-ers."

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    Former Employee - Paint Artist in Wellington, Wellington
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Good project Home away from home Beer Friday! Fish and chips!

    Cons

    Long hours but reasonable. It's all about connection no more skill-set test. For no valid reason they just don't extent contracts.

    Weta Digital2019-08-05
  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary / Working freely / Challenging works

    Cons

    Pressure / Wellington is boring

    Advice to Management

    Great management. It would be good to have less meeting.

    Weta Digital2019-08-04
  5. "Senior modeler"

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    Current Employee - Senior Modeler 
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best project you can work with

    Cons

    Not good treatment from hr for the exist artist

    Weta Digital2019-07-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Good and clever people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management that do not understand the process

    Weta Digital2019-06-15
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Once great but no more."

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    Current Employee - Senior Matchmover in Wellington, Wellington
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money. Just the money and nothing else, unless you are American, then you're sweet. Leaving at the end of my contract.

    Cons

    Unless you are from the USA you will not be given any chances to progress. Management lies to workers routinely. They came to my building, and misrepresented NZ legislation pertaining to overtime hours, stopping most of it in Rongotai, while all other buildings were unaffected. Did not honour training schedules that were written in contract firm with crew. Chose not to renew experienced crew in order to employ... unqualified friends from overseas (Americans....). Middle management is an overstatement in Rongotai. Peter principle personified. Senior management is at lest as bad. Executive producer treats crew as expendable at all opportunities. Runners progress to producers or HR in double quick time without being ready. Computers are inadequate. Facilities are barely usable. Overtime hours have been eradicated.

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    Advice to Management

    Resign before you run it any more into the ground. Don't lie to workers. Honour your deals.

    Weta Digital2019-07-09
  8. "Awesome People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Things are improving but there there is quite a bit of inconsistency, and the pipeline is a mess.

    Weta Digital2019-05-29
  9. Helpful (12)

    "sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    Good money, high profile projects

    Cons

    Toxic culture, infighting, management is in all over their head is combined with highly outdated technology and change resistant. Don't bother nothing magical going on. Might be worth for a few months if you want to visit New Zealand anyways, just don't bring a family here and watch your back.

    Weta Digital2019-06-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrific Company, Location, and Professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weta Digital full-time

    Pros

    great county, lifestyle, and work.

    Cons

    separated departments can lead to miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    start beer oclock at 5, not 6

    Weta Digital2019-05-13
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