Method Studios Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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2.9
41%
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12%
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22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great atmosphere also nice people and the stuff(in 12 reviews)

  • "mostly good people (especially the Reception/Production staff)(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "nice for income bad for work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "some long hours, some pipeline issues nothing too serious(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Method Studios"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Method Studios

    Pros

    Nice people, bug set up

    Cons

    Technology sucks, lots of politics

  2. "Not great."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "It's okay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small team so the team was pretty close, easy communication with team members

    Cons

    pipeline is a mess too many higher ups having an opinion how things should work

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  4. "Hectic and professional"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Envoironment Artist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Chill atmosphere , yoga and beer o clock

    Cons

    Long hours and quick turnovers

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  5. "So so"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Pipeline Technical Director in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, variety of work

    Cons

    low pay, no space for grow

  6. "Method Studios"

    4.0
    Former Employee - 3D Modeler-artist in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I worked at Method Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at Iloura/Method Studios Melbourne, and I am a bit suspect to say that as it was one of the best places I worked on so far. I can't really complain. Really good team.

    Cons

    But of course nowhere is perfect and the last few years with the studio growing bigger, it got a bit more disorganized, not enough people in some departments like pipeline, etc.. was making things not going super smooth, and I know a few people really having problems with short contracts, and visas.

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  7. "good place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Layout Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun shows, seems like they want the company to move forward and are taking necessary steps with new leadership etc

    Cons

    The investment in doing fun things around the studio started to go downwards a bit, but I think everyone is going through a rough time right now

  8. "Optimistic but cautious"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun projects (mostly) Lots of OT because of production Good benefits if you're staff New management seem better than the last two

    Cons

    Old pipeline and systems issues cause too much pain and frustration Local management and production are terrible Each site works as if they are independent Pick a communication tool, we have too many Very difficult to push shots through pipeline Poor project planning means too much OT and artist stress Little to no benefits to contract workers

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  9. "Don't care about Production"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people are supportive and nice - Snacks and free food and drinks - Casual and chill work environment - Good benefits - Yoga and art classes at lunch

    Cons

    No work/life balance. They do not tell you that you are expected to work overtime until the last minute. Very poor organization. Inexperienced management that listens but never changes any problems. The artists are paid way more and treated like royalty whereas production is expected to work 60-100 hour weeks with no recognition. Artists are valued way more. Promotions are all very political. They promise you will move up and grow but they do not offer support nor do people who deserve to move up fast. Deluxe/Method are also going through leadership change, there is no end to the amount of changes that happen, new news everyday and the leadership seems sketchy.

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  10. "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

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