MPC - First step, then just MOVE | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "First step, then just MOVE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lighting Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Joining the VFX industry. People, but there’s always good-normal-bad people in every company. Projects are attractive, they will give you a nice demo reel if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Cons

    I’ve found that their basic problem is an absolute lack of communication, between departments and even insise the same group. They don’t care about anything but deadlines. You don’t feel like a part of a team. No work for months and then full overtime. They have a big problem there and it doesn’t look that they will change anything, even with all the big companies coming to Montreal. Low salaries, dozens of academy people...

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    Advice to Management

    Just be clever, like in every other industry. People work better if they feel part of something and not just somebody in front of a computer trying to survive. Do real briefings of the sequences, of every global change, explain better the pipeline, destroy this “buddy” method as soon as possible, take care of the new people, of their needs, their learning process. Just make this company empathic, not with stupid meetings...

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    MPC2018-04-20
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Opportunities and People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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