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  1. "FX Artist"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can meet many global peoples.

    Cons

    salary is too low Lack of license

    MPC2019-01-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "FX Artist"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MPC for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Environment is good thus far and there are opportunities to learn. The Montreal FX HOD it is exceptionally good, really cares, and does what he can. Overtime is paid & food included, fridges usually have soda, free coffee/tea, other free food/snacks, Friday beer o’clock, & department outings.

    Cons

    Compensation is horrible and politics don’t help which leads to unnecessary turn over. They refuse to increase pay much or match going rates on strong, loyal employees and would rather hire someone from from outside who doesn’t know pipeline or has less knowledge and sometimes even pay them more. You have to leave the company and return to get closer to industry standard salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please, pay employees, especially those who have invested years at MPC, proper. Stop taking forever on the promotion process. Get more Houdini license.

    MPC2018-03-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "This company needs to buck it's ideas up"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MPC has Great people, projects, talented technical support and hard working artists (the real stars). It's an honour to work here but that doesn't mean it's great.

    Cons

    The movie industry is all about budget, little loyalty to hard working staff and the pay is poor. They promise so much but deliver so little. Management is a joke and too many cooks !

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they're worth and make sure you make it a company worth working for.

    MPC2016-08-24
  4. "Great for short term"

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    Former Employee - FX Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are nice, there's alot of great projects (that's how they bring you in), overtime's food is good ? Good place to start building a demo reel

    Cons

    Lot. of. overtime. Production was ok on my side. Prepare to get underpaid while they're telling you that you get x1.5 OT salary (which will get eaten up by taxes anyway)

    Advice to Management

    Trying to have a better ratio junior/mid/senior would greatly help, but this is a great opportunity for a junior to shine.

    MPC2016-06-15
  5. "Good copany for start"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice people. Paid OT. OT meals. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work. Short contracts. Bad organisation of the teaching proccess at the first couple of weeks. You get a buddy who should explain how to work with some tools and pipeline process but some of them just forget about you so you have to find out everything through the work process when the studying is done.

    MPC2016-04-21
  6. Helpful (13)

    "avoid unless you are desperate to work in a sweatshop (Chinese style) and look forward to zero social life"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC

    Pros

    some good projects looks good on resume

    Cons

    lowest pay among the industry 90% of staff is juniors too many leads and sups really long hours with leads breathing down your neck, expecting updates round the clock zero social life overtime food that never arrives on time (read 11pm) coordinators with bigger ego stroking than sups one big floor for everyone with nowhere to hide, not even the toilets expected to work 6 a days a week and hit 60+...

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    MPC2016-03-13
  7. "Cadre très agréable"

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    Current Employee - FX Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tres bonne ambiance, et un vrai suivi sur le bien être des employés

    Cons

    Le pipeline un peu chaotique

    MPC2018-09-08
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