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Method Studios Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    - fully stocked bathrooms - big name projects

    Cons

    - non-existent work-life balance - overcrowded artist rooms - low level production/artists/support staff treated like disposable commodities - unrealistic demands coming from management, constantly

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you treat your clients.

    Method Studios2017-09-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, but not good either."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Good people overall. Amazing projects.

    Cons

    deception and squeezing for all your worth

    Advice to Management

    take a good look at it yourself

    Method Studios2017-08-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely culture!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Method Studios full-time

      Pros

      I feel that Method has one of the most genuinely caring cultures of any VFX facility I've worked at.

      Cons

      Pipeline could use some work, which is happening.

      Method Studios2017-05-12
    • Helpful (15)

      "A Broken Studio"

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      Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Method Studios

      Pros

      There are no pros to working at this studio

      Cons

      - They signed onto a creature-heavy show with NO CREATURE PIPELINE in place. So with no creature SOP's in place, you can imagine how the show progressed as it neared closer to delivery. - The artists are worked way too hard and many are driven to quitting the industry overall after working at Method. - When production ramps up, say goodbye to your social life and personal relationships because you are expected to...

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      Advice to Management

      Revamp your entire studio - it's not working. Start caring for your artists. Don't overwork them. Don't bid for shows that require work you cannot provide.

      Method Studios2017-05-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "FX TD"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Method Studios full-time

        Pros

        cool project and talented artist

        Cons

        render farm software is not good enough

        Method Studios2017-04-10
      • Helpful (4)

        "good place"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

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

        Pros

        great projects, good people, good memories

        Cons

        pay was a bit lower than normal rate and hard to change - short bookings

        Method Studios2017-03-16
      • Helpful (2)

        "Scheduling"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Method Studios full-time

        Pros

        Great people and atmosphere with standard benefits.

        Cons

        Long hours for being salary

        Method Studios2017-03-07
      • Helpful (17)

        "Terrible"

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        Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Nice roof deck, free breakfast, talented teams, fun Christmas and Halloween parties. Pretty much all the surface level things to keep people working somewhere while you're treating them poorly.

        Cons

        - Terrible upper management - No respect for production staff or artists - Low pay - No work/life balance. No respect to staff when asking to work weekends/late nights - They close the office during Christmas and don't pay employees - so you either have to lose a week + of pay or take a week of vacation. This is disgusting! And makes any salary you agree to you in a contract a lie. To take money away from staff during...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop getting wrapped up in gossip and office politics and take a look at how you're treating your employees.

        Method Studios2017-03-28
      • Helpful (10)

        "would not recommend"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Method Studios full-time

        Pros

        Free cereal (although that makes you grow fat) and coffee (which shouldn't have to be listed as a pro), work on prestigious projects (which studio of this rank doesn't?), beer friday every two weeks, although you're being told not to enjoy it for longer than 30 minutes otherwise you have to subtract the time from your working hours - so don't have a beer friday at all if people are not allowed to enjoy it!

        Cons

        Not very organized, lots of OT, no sense of community, everyone seems to be for themselves, studio packs more people than it can hold, no health benefits, no sick days and no vacation days, very unfortunate room layouts,

        Advice to Management

        Start treating the employees better, offer benefits, proper payment, vacation days and sick days. And stop the hollow meetings and speeches but do something real for your people.

        Method Studios2017-03-30
      • Helpful (4)

        "Decent studio"

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        Former Employee - Senior Vfx Artist in Vancouver, BC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Method Studios for more than a year

        Pros

        - Smaller projects are easy going, great teams - Cool shows - Studio drinks every other Friday - Good pay - generally flexible OT

        Cons

        - Your experience will greatly depend on the project you are on/ the supervisors you work with - No paid sick days - Team sizes sometimes too small for work load

        Method Studios2017-02-07
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