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Method Studios Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2019

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2.5
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49%
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35%
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Ed Ulbrich
13 Ratings
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  • "Even for the industry, the overtime and lack of work/life balance is very bad(in 9 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 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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Seriously consider your options before applying here and if you do get everything in writing first"

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    Current Employee - Digital Modeler in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are friendly The artists who are there are very knowledgeable Free coffee and cereal/ bagels in the mornings Work can be interesting... although not recently with all the recent rounds of layoffs. Benefits for staff if you can get it.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible. They don’t understand what they are requesting of artists most of the time or the timing required to complete the assigned tasks. When Artists are asked to give eta’s they disregard entirely. People are friendly but only because it’s a corporate environment. You’re not supposed to show emotion. When a ridiculous request comes through last minute (Which happens most weeks, especially around...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to care for your employees and don’t repeatedly lie to them.

    Method Studios2019-04-24
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Geniunely nice people, but fewer than there used to be as many have left/retired.

    Cons

    -Very low wages. -Poor management, planning, HR & artist management, and use of capital. -No one in management positions of any department stays for long (see: 'Very low wages') and those that are left are unqualified to do the job, leaving many projects and areas of responsibility with poor direction if any. -Very slow to deal with anything financial. Frustrating having any contract/benefits/raises/purchases...

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    Method Studios2019-02-20
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