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Method Studios Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 13 Sep 2019

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2.6
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Ed Ulbrich
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff(in 10 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. Helpful (1)

    "The worst career decision of my life!"

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    Former Contractor - Production Coordinator in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    The films, snacks and Friday night drinks. But that’s about it.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Long hours and tight deadlines. Terrible pay and no training. No career advancement because the production managers have been there for years and think they own the joint. The biggest bunch of rude incompetent human beings I’ve ever worked with. Very very two faced and unprofessional behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Management you need to get back down to reality and treat your employees with some respect.

    Method Studios2019-09-13
  2. "Not great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Some really great talented people to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, unpaid overtime. Not much of a team spirit.

    Method Studios2019-03-28
  3. "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
  4. "Senior Compositor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Method Studios

    Pros

    The atmosphere in the office is positive and I really like to location for it's proximity to the seawall, Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant.

    Cons

    You are likely to work very long hours during crunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to grow so quickly and put more resources into your pipeline.

    Method Studios2018-10-11
  5. "Great talent"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios

    Pros

    Amazing peers to work with. Reasonable senior management.

    Cons

    -Long hours depending on show. Can last from weeks to months. -Not much to do other than work. Culture and community vibe went downhill in the past year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.

    Method Studios2018-09-27
  6. "I love it"

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    Current Contractor - Lead in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment, people, projects, culture

    Cons

    some long hours, some pipeline issues nothing too serious

    Method Studios2018-08-24
  7. "Getting better, they're trying"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Just started MSP coverage -improving pipeline and farm, though it doesn't get communicated outside the people working on it -good culture though it can feel pushed aside by the mountain of work left to do.

    Cons

    -some rude/incompetent people playing office politics: that's in any company. Welcome to the real world -long hours: you have to option to say 'no', though no one will tell you that.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in upcoming improvements, maybe revise some roles that would be better staffed as permanent than contract (support roles)

    Method Studios2017-09-26
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Unprofessional Gossipy Mess"

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     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios

    Pros

    Roof deck was nice when not reduced to "only client facing staff". Pay was ok.

    Cons

    Endless gossip, infighting. The office is a popularity contest. Everyone rips on people behind their back. It feels like a high school run by the "mean girl" clique. Just a toxic environment. No one is happy. Constant focus on clients with no focus on artists. Long hours. Bad clients.

    Advice to Management

    Change management completely, basically. Terrible higher ups. Needs a complete overhaul - replace them with people who actually care about the industry and artists instead of about how cool they think they are.

    Method Studios2015-06-24
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Method"

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    Compositor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Method Studios

    Pros

    Strong lead artists who are fun people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and a lack of appreciation

    Method Studios2015-01-08
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