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    "A Struggling Place - don't let my rating fool you completely"

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    Former Employee - Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -working with the talented artists in the building -the floor and people on it made the studio feel like home. -worked on some pretty great projects with strong leads and supervisors who I learned a lot from. -an incredible pipeline. Katana and renderman are easy to work with and learn. -people are given senior level shots early in their career which is a great opportunity and can lead to a strong reel very quickly....

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    Cons

    I personally had a great experience working at MPC but it started to fall apart a bit toward the end of my stay there. The amount of academies they were having put a bit of strain on the mids/seniors on the floor. There were so many juniors to hand hold that it became difficult to work on shots. A lot of our shots had to be given away because we didnt have time with the other responsibilities given to us (setups,...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to just open your eyes. Open your eyes to what is really going on in your studio, and be open to change. You pay the lowest wages by far throughout the entire industry, yet cant even get the bids to some major films. I understand the business model for having a larger amount of juniors via academy, but you need to limit the amount that make it to the floor and work on shots, so they aren't...

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    MPC2017-11-01
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    "Fantastic Opportunities and People"

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    Former Employee - CG Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - The talented crew - The positive vibe of the studio - The willingness to share ideas and methodologies - Junior artists are given responsibility, but have solid backup from seniors helping them grow. - Good communication between 2D and 3D department - Management’s willingness to cultivate creativity and openness - Free snacks

    Cons

    - Unpaid overtime as staff - Some projects have schedules that aren’t completely thought through, resulting in a lot of overtime for those projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open door policy you currently have, make sure to keep listening to feedback from the artists and make sure schedules are though through all the way. Artists are the ones paying with their time in the end.

    MPC2019-04-26
  2. "Long hours with little payoff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, food provided, monthly events

    Cons

    Long hours with little payoff

    MPC2019-01-08

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