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Method Studios Reviews

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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2.6
44%
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff(in 11 reviews)

  • "great projects, good people, good memories(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "nice for income bad for work-life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "some long hours, some pipeline issues nothing too serious(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - VFX Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant team of artists and production staff.

    Cons

    There are some old mindsets, clique-like groups that do not foster a sustainable and healthy work culture. Upper management should not be reluctant to address.

    Method Studios2020-02-17
  2. "Challenging but Educational"

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    Current Employee - VFX Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like a challenge for show production, you've come to the right place. Nice Facilities Excellent Location Nice Employees Good Company Spirit

    Cons

    A lot of projects are poorly managed and under resourced. Overwhelming amount of work; not evenly spread out. A lot of overtime is a must; not really optional in many cases (feel pressured to stay often) Neglect from Management

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    Method Studios2020-02-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "No complaints"

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    Current Employee - Lighting Artist 

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people. Reasonable work hours when not on crunch.

    Cons

    The same as everywhere else.

    Method Studios2019-11-28
  4. "Vancouver versus Montreal"

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    Current Employee - VFX Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Method is a good company to work with in Vancouver. I do not work in Montreal but my fellow artists tell me that all Montreal vfx vendors are expanding in Montreal. This happening while we are seeing some shops sizing down a bit in Vancouver.

    Cons

    The "race for the rebates" is continually in full swing. The trade off is that Vancouver lifestyle is very nice. The rental prices are sky-high in Vancouver while the rental prices in Montreal are lower. The big however here being the provincial tax is higher in Montreal so there is a bit of a wash in that respect for the cheaper housing in Montreal.

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    Method Studios2019-10-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place"

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    Current Employee - Roto/Paint Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great shows, not much OT, available if wanted though. Good experience and opportunity for promotion. You gotta push for it though.

    Cons

    Management changes can be difficult as they switch styles. Some are very laid back other sare micromanagers

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    Method Studios2019-10-11
  6. "Good to work here - but sudden layoffs in 2018"

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    Former Employee - Lighting in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good studio and quality movies. Great Lead and Supervisors. Tools worked. Maya and Nuke.

    Cons

    Sudden layoffs the studio lost a movie maybe more than one. Layoffs were not handled well...people notified late Friday were not able to say good by etc.

    Method Studios2019-09-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid if you're serious about VFX"

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    Current Employee - Lead Compositor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good wage if you're coming while crunch times

    Cons

    - Low quality expectations - Terrible pipeline and methodology (ironic) - Non-existent personal growth opportunities and management

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    Method Studios2019-09-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly artists. - Talented people. - Good facilities. - Fairly paid. - Some dupes are nice but they are swamped in the global messy management.

    Cons

    - Awfull underbid projects. - Supes and prod. people are unexperienced and you have to deal with their big egos. They never listen to you even when you flag issues, resulting in delivery struggling months after. - The management doesn't care about their employees. The company is now a big sausage factory delivering cheap vfx. - They layoff people without any explanation ("Hey! By the way, today is your last day")

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    Method Studios2019-09-20
  9. "Awful"

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

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beer Fridays and that's about it to be honest

    Cons

    Everything else, including old technicians who work with outdated technology and are simply waiting to retire or the company to shut down. Avoid.

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    Method Studios2019-09-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "I've worked here for 4 years. Not a place I would return to."

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    Current Employee - Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team. Some good projects. Good facility. Some nice people here and there.

    Cons

    lies fed to employees in studio meetings. big projects turned away because it doesn't fit the brand. Artists and production staff let go from team to make a higher margin. Urinals always overflowing. Food truck operators caught sharing homophobic ideology still scheduled by studio. More craft service people than actual artists at this point. Off-site parking 20 to 30 minutes away depending on train crossing or traffic. Not many food options close by.

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    Method Studios2019-09-08
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