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Updated May 22, 2019

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Ed Ulbrich
4 Ratings
  1. "3D Artist"

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The office is located at a nice downtown area

    Cons

    Fake culture and bad management.

    Method Studios2019-05-22
  2. "Roto Paint"

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    Former Employee - Roto/Paint Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, Good ppl, Flexible.

    Cons

    No cons at this studios. All good.

    Method Studios2018-12-10
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Crew Planning, VFX struggles, and lot and lots of OT"

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    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Formerly use to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Terrible staff appreciation. No wrap celebrations. Terrible Crew planning -- entire productions run in OT from start to end. Very unclear direction -- notes from clients are misunderstood and guided incorrectly by supervisors. Terrible reviewing of work -- shots sit in review queues all day, and notes given at 530pm to deliver that day. Terrible producers -- lie to staff about deliveries and failure to manage creative...

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    Advice to Management

    Get department leadership down, by managing tasks and expectation more clearly. Clear leadership. Actually, just leadership would be awesome in Montreal. Having departmental supervision from another country is crazy! A studio that runs on day-to-day goals, without long-term strategies, will only ever survive productions. The current management staff doesn't have the ability do anything but respond to issues, and there...

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    Method Studios2019-01-08
  4. "Lookdev Artist"

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    Former Employee - LookDev Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    -telnet people -people are nice and helpful -some OT but not too bad ( ot hours highly depend on which project you with) -good projects during my stay(2017 oct- 2018 Sep)

    Cons

    -poor texture&groom&lookdev pipeline -unstable render farm -too many people got lay off unexpectedly

    Advice to Management

    studio need to upgrade the tool to improve the work efficiency and also manage project schedule more wisely

    Method Studios2018-09-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Environment artist"

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    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Method Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere - good people, pretty high salary.

    Cons

    Mainly constant OT, always some trouble with software or hardware.

    Method Studios2018-07-22
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Consider carefully before accepting a position here."

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    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They had a pretty good culture in some ways. Lots of pub nights, lots of friendly decent people on staff and on contract. The local Head of Production was superb and cared a lot about making the place a decent place to work. She was constantly thwarted by the LA management who completely disregarded the staff.

    Cons

    Insane OT on every show because of overbooked shows. Staff would roll over really late into the shows from the previous projects. Forcing everyone into a panic because they were always behind schedule. And instituting a hiring freeze in the middle of that madness?!?! Local Supervisors were pretty good,but they were always using their LA supervisors who rarely even came to Vancouver and had no relationship with the...

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    Advice to Management

    Curb your arrogance. I hear you have just lost your two biggest clients. Not surprised at all.

    Method Studios2018-04-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Artist Management"

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    Current Employee - Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    Supposedly trying to improve lighting pipeline. Changing to usage of Katana & Arnold or Renderman will be more in line with vfx industry standard.

    Cons

    Bad Lighting Artist Management that results to Lighting Artists getting layoff right before knock off time or return from vacation and told to layoff. It should be more professional rather when you're about to take your bag, prepare to head home for dinner and asked to layoff. This kind of action will result lighting artists in Vancouver to avoid Method Studios.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more professional of telling artists when they are layoff.

    Method Studios2018-04-17
  8. "Awesome place to work, good vibes, there's room for improvement."

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    Current Employee - Artist 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    -a huge majority of the people that work there are very nice and friendly, good vibes -cool projects and assets

    Cons

    -running out of room, the space is starting to get maxed out -compensation could be better -there is room for improvement in communication from production

    Method Studios2017-10-29
  9. Helpful (2)

    "A place where all garbage accumulate."

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    Former Employee - Texture Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    They still pay you something every month but I heard stories that some people are paid unfair for overtime and if you wont calculate double check it they can deceive you.

    Cons

    First of all its very stressful industry on its own but Method Studios Vancouver wins a special prize here in my opinion for making it even worse. I have worked in many places. Weta, ILM, Scanline and few others and to be honest its a hard work everywhere and lots of overtime but METHOD really makes it tough. The building is really bad. Its old and you feel unhealthy there. You might have sometimes impression that...

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    Advice to Management

    You need to start all over again. This place requires true earthquake not small changes.

    Method Studios2017-10-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "This place is an organized crime against people."

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    Current Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    -I am happy to say that I'm leaving to another company very soon.

    Cons

    I'm not happy that I've started to work at method studios. I regret that decision. What they do to people is indescribable. Shame on you.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for you. You don't deserve it.

    Method Studios2017-09-27
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