Method Studios Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2021

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3.5
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really nice people to work with(in 16 reviews)

  • "mostly good people (especially the Reception/Production staff)(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "nice for income bad for work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "You are likely to work very long hours during crunch time(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      No complaints

      28 Nov 2019 - Lighting Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people. Reasonable work hours when not on crunch.

      Cons

      The same as everywhere else.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Politics gets in the way

      4 May 2021 - Administration in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent amount of work to keep you busy

      Cons

      Politics, politics and more politics

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Method Studios

      9 Aug 2020 - 3D Modeler-artist in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked at Iloura/Method Studios Melbourne, and I am a bit suspect to say that as it was one of the best places I worked on so far. I can't really complain. Really good team.

      Cons

      But of course nowhere is perfect and the last few years with the studio growing bigger, it got a bit more disorganized, not enough people in some departments like pipeline, etc.. was making things not going super smooth, and I know a few people really having problems with short contracts, and visas.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Too unstable

      8 Apr 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Talented artists -Friendly staff -Free food from the kitchen -Catered lunch on weekends -Ergonomic workstations -Free beer on Fridays

      Cons

      -Short contracts -Low wages and inconsistent salary between staff with equal experience/skill -Poor planning -No shot breakdowns for showreels -Too corporate - focused more on rewarding management and production than artists -No opportunities for professional growth -No wrap parties The combination of low wages and short contracts means staff are unable to plan ahead, and even staff who have worked there for years are unsure if they'll have a job in a few months time. Many work overtime and have no time for professional growth or personal projects, so when the inevitable layoffs come they're also stuck with nothing for their reels.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Layout supervisor

      15 May 2019 - Layout Supervisor in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people and good projects

      Cons

      Lot of work. Overtime increasing

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great team of people

      20 Jan 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic atmosphere. great quality of work.

      Cons

      Can be a little corporate sometime

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

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

      4 Sep 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      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.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Horrible Work Environment

      11 May 2021 - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - honestly, none. There is little incentive to working as runner, because there is zero upward mobility. They just want you to bring their clients champagne till 3am so their viagra ad can be better, even though they’d already finished work on the ad.

      Cons

      - toxic work environment - sexual harassment - overworked - underpaid - I have trauma I’m still working through thanks to Method/CO3 - We’d be wasting our time early into the morning servicing clients that didn’t need to be there. They were just trying to party; all work has been finished. This led to no sleep which led to resentment and low job satisfaction.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      DO NOT WORK HERE

      5 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Coffee and use of a microwave

      Cons

      Long hours. ungrateful , narcissistic and unethical management.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      VFX senior animator

      4 May 2021 - Senior Animator in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company, amaizing people, small company, family fell

      Cons

      not big quality overall work

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