Mr X
2.4 of 5 5 reviews
www.mrxfx.com Toronto, Canada 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 10, 2014

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Dennis Berardi

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great internship experience.

VFX Intern (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Mr X as an intern for less than a year

ProsI worked as a student intern in my last year of post production education, and I really caught a glimpse how the industry is, and fell in love with the environment.

ConsThe only down side I could think of, wasn't really a fault to mr.x, it was just my internship was only a month long, and it felt too short for me.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good projects, bad pay and low morale

Artist (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Mr X full-time for less than a year

ProsGood projects to work on, and generally good production artists on team.

ConsHigh turnover. Working on holidays. Hard to get time off. The only way to get compensated for working holidays was to get the legally obligated payout upon resignation. Peoples reviews were constantly delayed to put off issuing raises the employee would be expecting. There was low morale the entire time I was there. As mentioned above there was a Mafioso management style that had a lot of people fearful for their jobs much more than anywhere I have ever worked before or since. I remember a very senior person at the studio referring to employees as Cattle while I was there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very mixed experience, good projects but an old school harsh management style.

Post Production (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Mr X

ProsGood projects, variety of work

ConsHarsh and critical management, little positive feedback, only negative
Mr X has sometimes averaged almost a 50% per year employee turnover, excessive even in this industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnless this studio changes it's work culture, it will remain on the B-team. Mr X could be a better studio and a bigger studio, but historically has not been able to hold on to core talent. To get to the next level, Mr X needs to reinvent itself.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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MrX : Good... if you can stand the heat.

Lead (Former Employee)

I worked at Mr X

Pros- Good people trying their hardest made for a good team vibe.
- Fun projects if you like horror movies.

Cons- People crying in the studio on a weekly basis is not good for moral.
- Despite constant growth, there is a very high turn around of employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake it easy on the artists! Everyone wants to help, it could be a really great studio with just some small tweaks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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the good the bad

Compositor (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Mr X

Pros- you got paid
- you got vacation days
- you got sick days

Cons- lots of politic involved
- lots of backstabbing among employers
- long hours + beyond (no after hours pay)

Advice to Senior ManagementTry appreciate and balance out what employers did. After all it's the artists that actually did the works.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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