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MPC Reviews

Updated 6 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good projects but again it's a place for more Technically skilled people than artistically" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Provides opportunity to work on great projects" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lot's of over timing, long hours, big salary differences among peers" (in 28 reviews)

  • "A lot of overtime depending on show" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Best In class VFX"

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    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Junior Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time

    Pros

    gets chance to work on Great Shows

    Cons

    Overtime (It's not a big deal)


  2. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Lighting Artist in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Lighting Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, frienly people

    Cons

    salary is not to much, really cold in montreal, pipeline could be better

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    - great to learn
    - awesome team

    Cons

    - low salary
    - long hours


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at MPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly environment and Awesome projects

    Cons

    Non well organised in the way they think about assigning duties


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    - Great team
    - A lot of fun around the office
    - Great projects

    Cons

    - Low salaries
    - Always in a rush always lacking resources
    - Too stressful


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Just as everyone warned me it would be"

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    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent people, cool shows, nice facilities.

    Cons

    High-stress atmosphere. Not enough senior talent. Outdated scheduling and tracking. Disorganized, even hostile top level production. Uneven scheduling makes it harder to hit targets with a high level of quality. Heavy OT expected to make up for poor planning.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is fixable if the entrenched mentality can be changed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "What is even happening"

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So many talented friendly people. Snacks.

    Cons

    Horrible pipeline. Questionable shot casting

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and respectful with your crew.

  8. "Pretty good place to work, if you don't mind making a bit less"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great place to work and meet fellow friendly industry folks
    - Contracts vary in length too much, I know it's a part of the beast, but it's kind of hard to keep up with bills from everywhere when you have a contract end date looming in the distance.
    -Free snacks and meals if you are working OT

    Cons

    - Low Pay compared to other places, my advice if you have an interview? Always negotiate your rate, and know your worth.
    - Upper management seems to forget just how long things take to complete, even with decent render farms and workstations


  9. "Great projects, bad compensation"

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, loads of work perks (breakfast for free, movie nights, paid OT lunch or OT dinner, massages)

    Cons

    There is a lot of OT (but now its paid) and Paycheck


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Average company with good shows."

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    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work on big shows.
    -Not particularly stressful work environment.

    Cons

    -Slightly low salary.
    -Outdated pipeline tools.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of time wasted due to the outdated tools, investing in updating the tools, would save a lot of time and money.