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Method Studios Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Ed Ulbrich
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's a Corporation, Not a Boutique."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    - Free breakfast, if you're early - Charming individuals - Complimentary dinner for overtime workers - Good parties

    Cons

    - Very corporate - A lot of lip service and lies from higher ups - Layoffs - No upward growth for staff - Even for the industry, the overtime and lack of work/life balance is very bad

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Method Studios2019-01-27
  2. "Nice and Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great people and most are often willing to help

    Cons

    No overtime for staff positions

    Method Studios2018-12-17
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff.

    Cons

    No pipeline, long hours - like everywhere

    Method Studios2018-11-16
  6. Helpful (9)

    "Tries to be inde and cool, but is most definitely corporate."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios

    Pros

    - Free fruit - Free toast - Free parking (in lane cove lolz) - Free shirts - Free pens - Free water

    Cons

    - Shuts down office’s overnight - Massive lay offs. - Loves corporate, micro managing. - Crap location in Sydney - Aged and tired office, a relic of Deluxe.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe not hire over 175 people from all over the world in less than a year and then decide to close down the office because you couldn’t find work. Sad.

    Method Studios2018-09-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, a little rough around the edges."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people: this company mostly has a great, collaborative culture with a very low tolerance for the toxic individuals who mess up certain other VFX houses. Produces great work. Commitment to ongoing improvement at the management level.

    Cons

    The pipeline is a work in progress, to say the least. Needs to choose one renderer. Too long with Marvel as the main client is hard on the crew, because the way Marvel treats its vendors makes for intense crunch periods. Too many different heads of studio in Vancouver over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify client base. Spend money on the pipeline. Keep hiring good people.

    Method Studios2018-07-30
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Method EXP was the worst experience of my career"

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    Former Employee - Interactive Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some talented and professional artists working there.

    Cons

    I produced the worst product of my career with the worst lead I've ever had. Working on VR and having CG supervisors absolutely clueless as to how to produce interactive content may not be so bad if they actually listened to the people they hired who do. But no, they are know it all's, in fear of losing their status as the studio alphas. Working in the game industry I found my leads and teammates to be supportive and...

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    Advice to Management

    Either hire experienced interactive producers and directors to run your interactive projects or get out of the business.

    Method Studios2018-07-25
  10. "Incredible Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Working with 'hands down' some of the best CG talent in the industry. Very well laid out pipeline, with heavy emphasis on overall structure. Well oiled machine.

    Cons

    Bit of a corporate vibe, can be overwhelmingly at certain points.

    Advice to Management

    Create more social events both inside and outside of company walls.

    Method Studios2018-05-21
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