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fast paced and fun
Working at IMAX was usually fun despite the fast pace. Adhering to MPAA guidelines to protect intellectual property is a must creating a focus on security.
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Very relaxed workplace
My co-workers were always very friendly towards me and took me in fairly quickly. They worked like cogs in a machine, and it made my job feel important in that sense. The customers were also very respectful towards staff too.
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Excellent and fun workplace which is stress free always.
A very good place to work. The management is amazing. All the reporting managers are friendly and very helpful. Stress free and worker friendly atmosphere with full support and. care from the management. I really loved working here and would like to get a permanent position in the future. Thank you Imax.
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Long hours are expected
The movie experience is a fun environment but the extreme hours and work load is exhausting and unhealthy. There is no work life balance. Most people burn out. Hard work goes in noticed because everyone is working hard.
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good place to work
A good place to work, but they onlu hire engineers when they are designing a new products, then you are gone. Otherwise a great place, lots of parties, even a Christam part for adults and kids, You also get to see movies for free!
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nice cafeteria
Cons
short contracts
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Thieves!!
This place is awful!! For all they did when the time came for 25 years, they make your job obsolete and tell you that you're over qualified for any other jobs available!!! Truth is the job name seemed to change and let me tell you they buy out your pension for less then it's worth and after 24 years they replace!!! You mean nothing to them except a number!!! Kept my education up did everything I was told...I was a team player and worked great independently. Let go only because they didn't want to pay me for all my hard work once I retired!!! Greedy disgusting company!!!!
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Free moives
Cons
Lots of school
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A great work environment
I worked in the legal department aiding them in data analysis and doing all of the type of work that a summer student would partake in, however it never felt like a chore because I got to work with great people and in a great work culture, I recommend applying
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Imax Head Quarters is located in Mississauga, ON. They have a cafe in house and provide free coffee / tea for everyone. Plenty of parking space available.
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Receive good working experience and the work culture is good
Received valuable working experience while there,however, product development workflow is still in its infancy and could be improved. Workplace culture is good.
Pros
Free movies
Cons
Expensive food (although good)
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Fun Workplace
IMAX was a very enjoyable place to work. The manufacturing side was very casual but organized and well thought out. Work was done efficiently and there was still time to take breaks.
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Not a good place to work
No opportunity to learn new skills
No opportunity for promotion

Zero Culture

Work related cost cutting

Middle/Top leadership doesn't know what's going on in reality and how product works

Bottom leadership has no clue about current trends in technology

MICRO MANAGEMENT
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Good company to work for
I worked at the Canadian headquarters on contract, from the time i spent there i can say that it is a very organized progressive place to work with lots of added perks.
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Bad Management but they pay well.
Internal politics; worst company to work for now (used to be good when older employees were there)
Engineering, procurement, quality are all fighting with each other.

Production is ok department to work with, so is camera department.

Optical engineering is mess (the leader is great but works on a very top level)
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Excellent employer
Fantastic place to work. Friendly staff in all departments and all levels of responsibility, from general labourers to management. Excellent training and ongoing support.
Pros
free new release movie showings for staff and family.
Cons
mostly contract positions that continued to be extended instead of hiring
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Good Employee
This company belongs to a very exciting industry which is the large format high definition high resolution movie industry. IMAX is the key player in this market therefore there isn't much competition.
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Visibility is required to move up
Hard work is appreciated but hard work with visibility is key to progressing here. Management is also more authoritarian than most companies so while there is room to convince management of your ideas, it is harder to do so.
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Great Place to work
Amazing atmosphere, great benefits and compensation. Great perks as well. Busy place to work the day goes by very fast. Managers are very supportive.
Pros
free movie screenings
Cons
none
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Good people, good environment
Coworkers and atmosphere are casual.
Depending on department/job type, work can sometimes be tedious.

Management is generally responsive to concerns.

Benefits and vacation time is great, if you can get full time.
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Great place to work!
I worked with some very smart and friendly people. Learned a ton. One of the few companies where the employees input actually matters. Above average salary. Almost everyone starts off as contract, and most end that way. Few contract employees are hired on full time.
Pros
Great workplace and people.Good salary.
Cons
Contracts workers are rarely hired full time.
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It is good industry, entertainment, employees are given out free movie tickets sometime. Workplace is nice and open that enhance social communication.
It is good industry, entertainment, employees are given out free movie tickets sometime. Workplace is nice and open that enhance social communication. However top management is so isolated and not easily to reach to, even direct report level.

Even working in finance, the most enjoyable part of my daily activities are working with engineering and manufacturing group.
Pros
free movie tickets
Cons
long working hours and not receive any recognition from top management
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Great people
Great place to work, most are very invested in what they do, and what the company does.
Idea's and suggestions seem to be very much encouraged.

Ranked in the 100 companies in Canada.
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3.8
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