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MPC Compositor Reviews

Updated March 29, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good projects but again it's a place for more Technically skilled people than artistically" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Great people, very good at their job" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lot's of over timing, long hours, big salary differences among peers" (in 29 reviews)

  • "A lot of overtime depending on show" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "working as a nuke compositor at MPC"

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    Current Employee - Nuke Compositor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nuke Compositor in New York, NY

    I have been working at MPC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nuke compositors are really nice people.

    Cons

    2D department is not well organized, you end up working long hours and they continuously ask you to work on the weekends.


  2. "Its Nice"

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    Current Employee - Compositor in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Compositor in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better employee treatment than rest of the industry

    Cons

    Slowly scumming to the doctrine of social justice

    Advice to Management

    please concentrate on meritocracy

  3. "Good for junior out of school"

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    Current Contractor - Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at MPC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good ambiance friendly environment

    Cons

    Poor organisation, no shotgun, lack of communication between departements
    Poor salary


  4. "Pretty good place to work, if you don't mind making a bit less"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great place to work and meet fellow friendly industry folks
    - Contracts vary in length too much, I know it's a part of the beast, but it's kind of hard to keep up with bills from everywhere when you have a contract end date looming in the distance.
    -Free snacks and meals if you are working OT

    Cons

    - Low Pay compared to other places, my advice if you have an interview? Always negotiate your rate, and know your worth.
    - Upper management seems to forget just how long things take to complete, even with decent render farms and workstations


  5. "try it"

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    Former Freelancer - VFX Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Former Freelancer - VFX Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MPC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Interesting pipeline that works very well with the comp department. a lot of opportunities to pick up some interesting shows and also get to learn inhouse tools etc

    Cons

    downside is, sometimes you have to work in the same room as some of the lead artists and clients in the same room, which can put an extra pressure on your self, and the work you are doing.

    Advice to Management

    My advice will be to see a good balance of artist there, and not taking advantage of graduates who are trying to impress, and end up leaving with a bad impression. i think that will help MPC recover their bad rep.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Compositor"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Compositor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good artist colleagues
    Good location
    Not too much to say here - shockingly

    Cons

    - Disconnected childish, management
    - If you want a race to the bottom personified - see inside this company
    -,Internal engagement is facile and Kindergartenesque in the extream
    - No respect for the art/craft. Soul destroying and disharmonious.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the floor, do some training - even broadly in why people would want to work in the film industry.
    Respect those on the floor actually doing the job that is the core business.
    VFX isn't like working in retail or sales or commerce - understand how artists best thrive...


  7. "MPC short term contract"

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    Current Contractor - Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome comp team, awesome shots

    Cons

    bad salary, long hours of work

  8. "Digital Compositor"

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    Former Employee - Digital Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Compositor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Excellent quality projects to work on and work produced.

    Cons

    Very intense. LOT of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities, challenges, underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    AAA films, opportunities and challenges, friendly colleagues, good artists progress quickly, robust but frustrating pipeline, as much 1.5x overtime overtime as you want

    Cons

    Underbid shows, tighter than reasonable deadlines, not enough seniors for the amount of juniors, non-competitive salaries - resulting in a high turnover rate.

    No interest in providing training, clunky pipeline, not enough render farm, average computer hardware, intentional under-staffing to save money by relying on overtime during peak months, employee feedback ignored.

    As much work as possible is outsourced to Bangalore, including all roto/paint/prep, compositing, assets and more. The content they pass on to other MPC sites is substandard and half the time has to be redone significantly. Communication with them is difficult, quality control isn't effective.

    As much 1.5x overtime overtime as you want

    Advice to Management

    - The policy of under-staffing then relying on overtime to make up for the lack of man power at peak times demonstrates a lack of regard for employee's life, health or general welfare. 'Crunch time' that lasts for months on end, year after year, demonstrates this is intentional policy.
    - Adjust your junior/mid/senior percentages - hire more seniors
    - Invest time in knowledge sharing and training
    - Increase retention rates - Pay more. This isn't a hard one, everyone leaves because they are paid less than what they are worth
    - Stop undervaluing compositing department, they are the heroes that can take average input and make it amazing. Bangalore compositing is A over B and the quality MPC puts out has taken a step back because of this.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "MPC Bangalore: A compositor's factory"

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    Former Employee - Compositor in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Compositor in Bengaluru (India)

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good projects.
    -Few good artists and leads

    Cons

    Very Bad management. (especially HR's) they are focusing only on filling numbers not see qualities and eligibility. It's a Factory for compositors. If you wanna be a compositor and you have just a basic knowledge of vfx, animation or you don't know anything you can join MPC-Bangalore anytime. The HR team is dying to fill the position numbers.

    There was the time when they have great compositors and other artists and now very few left in all departments.

    -No growth, no respect for the old and good artist. Managment thinking they are the slaves.
    -No Over Time
    -Crazy working hours. minimum 12- 15 hrs in a day.
    -Very low salary.
    -Artist being exploited the name of his brand.
    -No food if you working late.
    -There are few good leads and few are Inefficient and incapable leads.

    Again the HR's team is dumbest. they are the moron.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your valuable old and loyal employees. They are your real assets, not the incapable crowd which you guys have filled.

    They made a significant role to make today's MPC. Not those guys who are sitting on top today. There is no one on top management who has been part of MPC from long time or old employee.

    That is why no one bothers about the old artist.