At IMAX, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 94 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 7.05. It was published on Aug 12, 2016. 1180 Visitors

What Employees Say

I can be myself around here.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
94%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
92%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
90%
 
People care about each other here.
89%
 

What They Do

We asked IMAX to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

IMAX specializes in immersive motion picture technologies. Our network is among the most successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX 3D, and IMAX DMR technology.

About this Company

Website: www.imax.com Industry: Media
US Headquarters: Los Angeles, California US Sites: 8
Major Locations: San Diego, California; Rochester, New York; New York City, New York US Employees: 275
US Revenues: $373.8 million Worldwide Revenues: $373.8 million
Employees Worldwide: 685 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: IMAX Founded: 1967

Night Out with the LA Dodgers

Perks and Programs

We asked IMAX to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • IMAX Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Each year, IMAX employees take one day out to come together and help a family in need build the house of their dreams.
  • Wellness Allowance: IMAX provides each full-time employee with $500 per year to use towards increasing their wellness. Employees typically use their allowance to purchase items such as bikes, surfboards, gym memberships, and many other items and services that are wellness-related.
  • Friends and Family Screenings : Employees, along with their friends and family are invited to private screenings of IMAX's blockbuster titles.
  • Achievers Recognition Program: IMAX Achievers is our company-wide recognition program providing employees with the opportunity to recognize and interact with IMAX peers from all over the world. The program is designed as a tool to help recognize and show appreciation for day-to-day support and contribution as well as for efforts and achievements that go beyond to help drive IMAX’s success. Employees that go 'Above and Beyond' are given points -- which can then be traded for items such as gift cards from popular retailers, household goods, jewelry and more!
  • IMAX Cycling Club: The IMAX Cycling Club is a company-sponsored team which encourages employees to get out and ride the local coastline during the monthly lunch-time bike ride. While most of the team brings their own bike to the ride, courtesy IMAX-owned bikes are provided for those that don't have their own.
  • Night Out with the Dodgers: Each summer, IMAX sponsors a night out to watch the Los Angeles Dodger's play baseball. The night includes courtesy transportation to/from the game and a nice dinner at a local restaurant. The evening provides the perfect ambiance to bring everyone together and watch America's favorite pastime.
  • Lunch-A-Month: A delicious lunch and dessert are brought in for everyone to celebrate the birthdays that occurred that month.
  • Global Corporate Challenge: Each year, IMAX partners with Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) to create a challenge where teams compete to get the highest step count before the end of the 100-day challenge. Employees are encouraged to walk, bike, run, and/or swim towards meeting and beating their personal health and fitness goals – all while creating a 'healthy' competition amongst IMAX offices around the globe.
  • The Fun Initiative: The Fun Initiative is a committee of IMAX employees whose initiative is to host monthly fun and exciting activities for the office. The Fun Initiative has played host to activities such as -- bowling nights at the local bowling alley, a day at the horse races, lunch-time screenings of IMAX documentaries, as well as a number of other fun events in and outside of the office.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary83% Company-paid health coverage for employees
73% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $3,200 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Dry cleaning
Hawaiian Shirt Day

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

17 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

144 days Job-protected maternity leave8 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
75 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take5 days Job-protected paternity leave
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)144 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
8 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Elder care resources

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Flu shots

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$277,072 Philanthropic donations in last year $16,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
IMAX Holiday Party

Demographics

 
Charity Walk

How to Get Hired

We asked IMAX for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Our workplaces are engaging and dynamic, a home away from home where our employees feel appreciated, recognized and rewarded for their contributions. Our team spans the globe, but we're united to deliver the ultimate entertainment experiences. We set a high bar for talent where passion, engagement, innovation, and collaboration are cultural requirements.  Whether you have a passion for film, business, engineering, marketing or technology, we’ve got opportunities that match your interests in markets around the world.

 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees will exhibit an Entrepreneurial Spirit, have Passion in Everything They Do, and exhibit Creativity and Innovation.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Candidates should share our passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should visit the IMAX Careers page and follow us on LinkedIn for available opportunities. 

hiring Outlook

122 Job openings forecast for coming year 9% Job Growth
70 Average applicants per opening 15,845 Applications received
226 Positions filled in past year 1% New hires by employee referrals
55 New positions created Yes Recruits on college campuses
40 New graduates hired 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
40% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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