Method Studios Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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2.9
43%
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21 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. "Layout supervisor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too unstable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 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.

  4. "Great team of people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. Helpful (10)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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  6. "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

  7. "Restructure Needed"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Producer in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Employees are amazing; great social aspect.

    Cons

    Poor management in every department.

  8. "Great Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator 

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

    Pros

    Personal and professional life balance

    Cons

    Management can do better. Scheduling can be done more efficiently.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Third-rate with a big title portfolio"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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  10. "Company Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VFX Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant team of artists and production staff.

    Cons

    There are some old mindsets, clique-like groups that do not foster a sustainable and healthy work culture. Upper management should not be reluctant to address.

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