Method Studios Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.5
74%
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28 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

      Nov 28, 2019 - Lighting Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people. Reasonable work hours when not on crunch.

      Cons

      The same as everywhere else.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Politics gets in the way

      May 4, 2021 - Administration in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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

      Aug 9, 2020 - 3D Modeler-artist in Melbourne
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Layout supervisor

      May 15, 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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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Too unstable

      Apr 8, 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
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great team of people

      Jan 20, 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.

      Sep 4, 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Environment

      Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awesome people and great workplace environment

      Cons

      Not many cons, I can’t complain

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of talented co-workers but poor company values and culture

      Jul 30, 2021 - CG Creature Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of talented co-workers and enthusiasm to deliver great work. Decent benefits package especially for an employer in the VFX industry.

      Cons

      Failure to embrace objective evidence based decision making. Many decisions were clearly politically motivated. Tolerance for poor, anti-social and autocratic behavior from members of the leadership team. Only those voices that are in close proximity to senior leadership are heard.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Its fine

      Jul 14, 2021 - Animation Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good people, Talented production team.

      Cons

      Long Hours, Expected to work weekends.

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