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2.4
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Ed Ulbrich
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  • "Even for the industry, the overtime and lack of work/life balance is very bad(in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Roto Paint"

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    Former Employee - Roto/Paint Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, Good ppl, Flexible.

    Cons

    No cons at this studios. All good.

    Method Studios2018-12-10
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Crew Planning, VFX struggles, and lot and lots of OT"

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    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Formerly use to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Terrible staff appreciation. No wrap celebrations. Terrible Crew planning -- entire productions run in OT from start to end. Very unclear direction -- notes from clients are misunderstood and guided incorrectly by supervisors. Terrible reviewing of work -- shots sit in review queues all day, and notes given at 530pm to deliver that day. Terrible producers -- lie to staff about deliveries and failure to manage creative...

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    Advice to Management

    Get department leadership down, by managing tasks and expectation more clearly. Clear leadership. Actually, just leadership would be awesome in Montreal. Having departmental supervision from another country is crazy! A studio that runs on day-to-day goals, without long-term strategies, will only ever survive productions. The current management staff doesn't have the ability do anything but respond to issues, and there...

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    Method Studios2019-01-08
  4. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff.

    Cons

    No pipeline, long hours - like everywhere

    Method Studios2018-11-16
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, a little rough around the edges."

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people: this company mostly has a great, collaborative culture with a very low tolerance for the toxic individuals who mess up certain other VFX houses. Produces great work. Commitment to ongoing improvement at the management level.

    Cons

    The pipeline is a work in progress, to say the least. Needs to choose one renderer. Too long with Marvel as the main client is hard on the crew, because the way Marvel treats its vendors makes for intense crunch periods. Too many different heads of studio in Vancouver over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify client base. Spend money on the pipeline. Keep hiring good people.

    Method Studios2018-07-30
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Environment artist"

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    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Method Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere - good people, pretty high salary.

    Cons

    Mainly constant OT, always some trouble with software or hardware.

    Method Studios2018-07-22
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Could be a cool place to be ! but not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    -Few really talented and helpful people there. -Nice pay. -Area is nice.

    Cons

    -'Lay off' culture is too strong to build a team here. Such a waste of talented peoples ! -Lack of pipeline and technologies are too old. -Too many disrespectful behaviors towards artists due to politics and bad egos.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your communication skills and stop promising things that you can't honore. Update your pipeline asap if you want to attract new great project..

    Method Studios2018-06-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    it was a good place to work.

    Cons

    depends on the department, u may have a manager who ganna mess up the department. do not take so serious of what the manager "promise” u, cuz they could change their mind in the last mins and tell u "I am sorry but things changed now" u can not bump up ur wage contract to contract cuz u need to have an annual review. even u had it, u may still stay where u r or how much u get cuz" I m sorry but things changed"

    Method Studios2018-05-04
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Be warned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive rate. Some great people.

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Overbooked. Bad politics and horrible pipeline. Treat artists worse than anywhere I have been. Lost some key people. And clients. Turnover is insane across departments and management. Lack of company culture, and accountability. People got away with murder.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the arrogant free loaders.

    Method Studios2018-05-24
  10. Helpful (11)

    "At least give us time to say goodbye to the team."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    I had great opportunity for film.

    Cons

    They laid off many people before contract ending and Manager told me that was my last day at that same day 5:30 pm I couldn't even have say good bye to my team.

    Advice to Management

    At least give us time to say goodbye to the team.

    Method Studios2018-04-16
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