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Method Studios Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2019

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Ed Ulbrich
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  • "nice for income bad for work-life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "some long hours, some pipeline issues nothing too serious(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Layout supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Layout Supervisor in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and good projects

    Cons

    Lot of work. Overtime increasing

    Method Studios2019-05-15
  2. "Too unstable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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...

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    Method Studios2019-04-08
  3. "Great team of people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere. great quality of work.

    Cons

    Can be a little corporate sometime

    Method Studios2019-01-21
  4. Helpful (9)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe not hire over 175 people from all over the world in less than a year and then decide to close down the office because you couldn’t find work. Sad.

    Method Studios2018-09-04
  5. "Talented team and artists but high-ups and management could be better"

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    Former Employee - CG Artist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome, challenging and fun projects with a very talented team and artists.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. High up leaders don't seem to care about artists...

    Method Studios2019-08-09
  6. "Fast pace isn't for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Production Technical Service Technician in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do an outstanding job and your name can get in movie credits. Great foot in the door experience. Two kitchen areas where they stock a wide variety of coffees and snacks. The building is pleasant to walk around in and look at Company get-togethers were always fun since there is a stocked bar, board games, an upstairs patio, and kitchen.

    Cons

    Work was either overly fast-paced or overly slow Bummed when you didn't get your name in credits lots of "politics" when certain decisions that can affect your job are made they are very hesitant to hire you full-time, promote you, or give you a raise super-secret projects cannot be named in resumes which don't allow you to prove you did work unless they phone your boss and they tell your next potential employer that...

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    Advice to Management

    Happy workers = better workers. don't overload your workers with too much work and not give them a raise for working the amount of 2 people. Listen to the teams when they say they are understaffed. think about expanding to a bigger building, last i was there buisness was outgrowing their building.

    Method Studios2019-06-27
  7. "Talented and nice people, but misquided management."

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    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are really talented supervisors and artists here, and a great production crew.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't know how to run a studio of this type in Los Angeles.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more engaged local management to keep the studio vibrant and busy.

    Method Studios2019-06-11
  8. "Talented team and artists but leadership and management could be better"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on fun projects with a very talented team and artists.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. High up leaders don't seem to care about artists...

    Method Studios2019-06-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "The Titanic was doomed long before they called for evacuation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some great talent, coworkers all friendly and helpful, nice space, internal sister company has lots of celebrity filmmakers wandering the halls. Because of layoffs the men's room is not constantly full and smelly. Work/life balance is great since there's no work.

    Cons

    Work has dried up, a lot of top billing senior talent has left for another local post facility, many rounds of layoffs, morale is completely tanked. CEO just sent a company wide email that essentially says "Have a good summer to recharge and reconnect with family and friends." So.... we have no work all summer? Rumors that the entire company being sold.

    Advice to Management

    We just want to work. Find work.

    Method Studios2019-06-20
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Creature Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady place if you prove yourself. Good pay. Good people

    Cons

    They don’t like criticism. They let you go the same day if they see you complain too much or get angry quickly

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pros. Don’t hire too many juniors

    Method Studios2019-04-23
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