Method
3.8 of 5 10 reviews
www.method.com San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Method Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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3.8 10 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

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Kevin Farnham

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Top notch company, great opportunities, flawed executive level

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company, enormously talented people

    ConsLittle career development and mentoring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through on the promises made to staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best people, great clients, lacking mission.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart, talented, modest people. Client work that many studios would kill for. No marketing work, this place is a pure product and brand design studio. People are trusted and given autonomy.

    ConsThere's something missing, a lack of urgency, of leadership, of motivation. No body is driving the company forward, so it doesn't feel like an energetic place. Shame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet an inspirational leader up top. Stop hiring print designers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place for a bit..then move on

    Producer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosexcellent reputation in the industry which allows for the ability to work with great clients. beautiful surroundings and some really nice people.

    Consculture is too much like a club. the few at the top dont see the value in the others around them and some of the key talent has been there way past their prime. some producers are too junior to handle the responsibilities given to them. limited room for growth.

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote more readily and reward good people with incentives and better salaries.

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    Working at Method is a very collaborative, inspiring and challenging (in a good way) experience.

    Lead Interaction Designer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsClose knit, extremely high level of talent present, collaborative, good place to grow especially if you are interested in getting a view into all sides of running a design studio.

    ConsSometimes resources are tight. Could be better at giving feedback and helping employees realize their goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement a better system for feedback, mentorship and goal management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Proscreatively focused working environment
    good people from varied and interesting backgrounds
    interesting projects if you are lucky enough to work on one

    Conslong hours due to uneaven project management
    unfocused management appears distracted from core values
    unclear direction and communications from the leadership

    Advice to Senior Managementfind a vision and stick with it

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    Excellent Company for Branding/Design

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsExcellent reputation for cutting edge design - proven successful branding. Method is the real deal for those interested in design/branding - no Mad Men egos here - (ok there is 1 - but not in design)
    There is an opportunity to build an excellent reputation in design/branding.

    ConsExtremely quiet work environment - ichat encouraged instead of personal conversation during working hours - not enough communication with employees which leads to misunderstandings re; work performance both negative and positive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore feedback with employees from ownership alone - not from mid-level management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    small company that fights the giants

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslots of challenging situations, change is constant and very focused on green

    Consa little crazy sometimes and not profitable

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on improving sales rates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best R'n'D companies, with best atmosphere

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat company, very sensible management and good atmosphere, you get to work with blue-chip clients under Method, with real-life problems that companies meet. Very high standard on production quality and level.

    ConsWhen I started working in Method, I was working with other contractor/consultants, which was good untill some of us started to leave project, and new contractors came. Some time had to be spent on training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great clients, interesting projects, poor management

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong reputation means high-profile clients
    Interesting projects such as device, television and web UIs

    ConsLots of angry, unhappy employees (not just me ;-))
    Management is well-connected but doesn't know how to run a business
    Poor direct oversight, without clear goals set.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the snipers and back-stabbers
    Get a handle on project scopes so margins improve
    More encouragement, guidance and valuing of employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a good time, but I think i outgrew it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCreative people, Amazing projects, smart group

    Consups and downs of bad clients.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication with employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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