Method Studios Artist Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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3.1
51%
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9 Ratings
  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.

  2. "Great Studio"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Roto/Paint Artist in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great studio with cool projects, nice people and good culture. It’s managed very well

    Cons

    No major cons to say

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Third-rate with a big title portfolio"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free bread and coffee - Extended health benefits for staff members - Good opportunity for junior artists and junior TDs

    Cons

    - No dental care for contractors - Lack of coverage (80%) in benefits kit for permanent employees (the GWL) - Studios are run by short-term contractors (3 months or less)

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  4. "Decent Studio"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Tracking Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    -pretty good location -mostly good people (especially the Reception/Production staff) -had a lot of great events

    Cons

    -bit of a messy pipeline, but I have seen worse so this one was alright

  5. "Awesome!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - CFX Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice work atmosphere, great artists.

    Cons

    nothing. I was very happy at Method Studios.

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  6. "Good environment"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - FX Artist in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Method Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice team to work with

    Cons

    sometimes a lot of overtime work

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. "Vancouver versus Montreal"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  9. "Great place to work in"

    3.0
    Current Freelancer - 3D Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented artists and exciting projects

    Cons

    Management sometimes lacks of ideas

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad experience"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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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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