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MPC Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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3.1
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63%
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80%
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Mark Benson
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good projects and good work environment(in 36 reviews)

  • "Great projects, great learning opportunities, fun colleagues(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pipeline could be more efficient(in 36 reviews)

  • "Lot's of over timing, long hours, big salary differences among peers(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time

    Pros

    - Great working environment - Friendly and talented people - A wide range of interesting projects - Rewarding work

    Cons

    - Unpaid overtime - Production could be improved (slightly disorganised during crunch time)

    MPC2016-12-27
  2. "always evolving"

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    Former Employee - Rigging Technical Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - awesome shows to work on - dailies, monthlies and other events. Good for team/ company spirit

    Cons

    - very short contracts - not much room for growing/ developing further as individuals

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into training and keeping employees long-term

    MPC2019-07-15
  3. "......"

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    Current Employee - FX Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice peoples, can learn a lot from them

    Cons

    Not stable contract , not secure extensions

    Advice to Management

    Good studio

    MPC2019-05-30
  4. "Good projects short contract"

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    Current Employee - Lighting Technical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects. Short project based contracts. Most of the work is outsourced to Montreal or India but the bidding is done in the UK.

    Cons

    Most of then are sent overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good people on dont just keep them project based or you will lose much more money hiring and firing and retraining.

    MPC2019-05-21
  5. "Low Pay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at MPC full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work on big films Great location Meet some good people

      Cons

      Low pay Mandatory overtime Crunch is everyday

      MPC2019-06-11
    • "Technical Animator"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at MPC

        Pros

        Great people, great project to work with.

        Cons

        Small room to grow. Production will squeeze your energy like an orange.

        Advice to Management

        Resources management could be better.

        MPC2019-05-05
      • "Hire-and-Fire"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at MPC full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        A lot of hard-working nice people work there. Because MPC is big, they have been getting good projects to work on, at least up to now.

        Cons

        A hire-and-fire company. Really high turnover throughout artist teams, support teams and management. They don't value people. Processes are very rigid. Innovation is discouraged. 'Evolve' initiative is actually a regression to old-fashioned practices. Insular culture; you mustn't express different views or you'll be terminated (with minimal notice.) They also get rid of crew on short notice just to reduce costs. Profit...

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        Advice to Management

        People are assets, not just costs. Beer and monthly awards don't make you a good employer. You need a fundamental change to HR, and to P&L policies.

        MPC2019-04-30
      • "MPC 3d Dept"

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        Former Employee - Texture Artist in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at MPC full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        The good things about MPC is the different people you meet. Have some long term friends from working here. You get to work on the latest large scale Hollywood movies. They are always pushing the level of work to better themselves every time. Usually well organized in terms of production deptmart.

        Cons

        Can be a very heavy workload. Pay increases are almost non existent.

        MPC2019-03-14
      • Helpful (4)

        "Poor pipeline will take years off your life"

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        Former Employee - Senior FX Technical Director in London, England

        I worked at MPC full-time

        Pros

        -It's paid work -People are generally nice/Friendly working environment. -Department hasn't yet moved to India.

        Cons

        Inadequate pipeline and infrastructure. Low memory workstations make working on complex shots unnecessarily difficult. The majority of your time as an artist/TD is spent troubleshooting random errors or inacting workarounds to solve issues caused by the poorly implemented and ill-conceived fx pipeline and tools or by limitations of the general infrastructure (latency/bandwidth, disk space etc.). Suggestions from TD's...

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        MPC2019-02-20
      • "Modeller TD"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at MPC full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        - Professional team work and great relaxing environ - Great opportunity to work on several titles at the same time - Leads and Sup listen to your needs and support you - Working hours can be handled quite well Overall I had a great time in MPC and I would come back there if there was the insurance of an higher stability.

        Cons

        - You must have the guts to say NO if you cannot remain for the overtimes, otherwise you'll be asked to stay over and over. - Job instability: I saw the company shrinking from 1200 to 300 in less than 1 year and there were always a lot of projects on going.

        Advice to Management

        I understand that between a project and another it may be necessary to shrink the team, but I saw really qualified people not being renewed after only 3 months of work, and then the same professional figure being covered by another artist only some week later. Job instability is a major issue, nowadays, so maybe it would be worth dealing with teams in another way.

        MPC2019-01-29
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