Method Studios Employee Reviews about "nice people"

Updated 28 Nov 2019

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3.1
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Ed Ulbrich
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff(in 11 reviews)

  • "mostly good people (especially the Reception/Production staff)(in 7 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. Helpful (1)

    "No complaints"

    5.0
    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
  2. "Senior animator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Dint find any yet so ...

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    Method Studios2019-10-27
  3. Helpful (3)

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

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lost its way"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Geniunely nice people, but fewer than there used to be as many have left/retired.

    Cons

    -Very low wages. -Poor management, planning, HR & artist management, and use of capital. -No one in management positions of any department stays for long (see: 'Very low wages') and those that are left are unqualified to do the job, leaving many projects and areas of responsibility with poor direction if any. -Very slow to deal with anything financial. Frustrating having any contract/benefits/raises/purchases questions answered, expect massive heel dragging regardless of situation or need.

    Method Studios2019-02-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere"

    5.0
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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 (7)

    "Short-sighted company (not uncommon in VFX, but still...)"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very good at handling immigration matters, good HR service. -Nice people to work with. -Nice film projects, they have all the Marvels, although not the most interesting work.

    Cons

    -Toxic management that gets rid of the best people unless they are willing to play politics. Slow bureaucracy that gets in the way of people instead of letting them do their best. -No interest for R&D, which is a real obstacle in making them the A-player that they claim to be. -Undersized software team that can't really serve that many artists (500 artists in Vancouver for less than 20 pipeline TDs, and that is including the Show TDs who of course develop less since they support shows). -In software, a tendency to throw away tools and starting again from scratch instead of trying to recycle them. No care is given about feedback from the artists, only the opinion of production counts.

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    Method Studios2017-09-11
  7. Helpful (10)

    "cg artist"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CG Artist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    nice people ( in artist room, production ) Free snacks. Talented artists with great potential.

    Cons

    Bad management Lack of interesting work. Worst political management culture I have experienced in my career

    Method Studios2016-10-30
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Modeller"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios

    Pros

    Great titles, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Unexciting and repetitive tasks; pipeline needs an overhaul; Shared machines for Zbrush and PS

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    Method Studios2016-09-16
  9. Helpful (8)

    "don't work there"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Met some nice people...just before they left.

    Cons

    Massive egos, very sloppy company, low quality work. The only good artists will leave after being treated like crap. Very corporate and filled with kindergarden level politics, backstabbing, no real desire of improving quality of work at any level.

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    Method Studios2016-05-23
  10. "good but not great"

    3.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Method Studios

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, very nice people.

    Cons

    Difficult to keep higher management. CTOs and CEOs turnover every year, difficult to make different offices around the world work together.

    Method Studios2015-06-21
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