Method Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, great work, but spotty leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Method full-time

    Pros

    The project work is fabulous. There's a lot of variety of exciting work across many different industries. You get to do blue sky concept work for the most forward-thinking global companies. People are friendly, wonderful office culture.

    Cons

    Long hours. Not a huge focus on employee value or retention. No clear long-term company strategy or executive vision.

  2.  

    Best people, great clients, lacking mission.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart, 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    Get an inspirational leader up top. Stop hiring print designers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good place for a bit..then move on

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    Current Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    culture 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 ManagementAdvice

    promote more readily and reward good people with incentives and better salaries.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Top notch company, great opportunities, flawed executive level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Great company, enormously talented people

    Cons

    Little career development and mentoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on the promises made to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Lead Interaction Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Interaction Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Close 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a better system for feedback, mentorship and goal management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Method

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a vision and stick with it

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Company for Branding/Design

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Method

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

    More feedback with employees from ownership alone - not from mid-level management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    small company that fights the giants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Method

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a little crazy sometimes and not profitable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on improving sales rates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Method as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    When 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great clients, interesting projects, poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager

    I worked at Method

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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