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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. "Production Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Projects provide quality experience.

    Cons

    Extending work hours beyond 9 in a day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great projects, bad compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, great people, loads of work perks (breakfast for free, movie nights, paid OT lunch or OT dinner, massages)

    Cons

    There is a lot of OT (but now its paid) and Paycheck

  3. "Great stepping stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VFX Production Coordinator
    Current Employee - VFX Production Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides opportunity to work on great projects
    Great to establish good networking

    Cons

    Mismanagement of resources across all departments
    Except for key positions, they tend to hire the cheapest, not the best


  4. "Production Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Projects to work with.
    Good career opportunities.
    Work space and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Longer working hours though it is not stressed upon.
    No work life balance.
    Salary and Compensation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MPC review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many job opportunities, climbing up the ladders with vast knowledge on each project.

    Cons

    Lot's of over timing, long hours, big salary differences among peers.

    Advice to Management

    Need a more stable management in order to help multiple projects.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A very hit or miss company."

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to work on some cool projects.
    - The studio is well renovated and nice looking.
    - Beer o'clock is well stocked.
    - Amazing group of artists.

    Cons

    - Poorly managed; management often asks for suggestions on how to improve but very rarely actually takes action on them.
    - They promote people into positions they're undertrained and unqualified for.
    - You can end up working crazy long hours depending on the project.
    - Company hires quantity of quality.

    Advice to Management

    - Take on fewer projects and do them in a more realistic timeline.
    - Increase your wages to bring on more qualified people rather than just a lot of under qualified folks.
    - Get rid of salaried employees who aren't pulling their weight.


  7. "Great Projects/Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The projects at the company are top notch and is a great opportunity to work on some of the biggest movies of the year. The people are also excellent.

    Cons

    The hours can be quite long which is how it is but it can be grueling when it is for several consecutive months especially without overtime compensation.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be something done in terms of how compensation and salaries are dealt with, it leads to a lot of people seeking opportunities elsewhere.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Production Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always working on interesting, popular or well-known shows, which makes friends and family very encouraged and gives a great sense of recognition outside the work place. Also, MPC mainly hires from within so if you fit in well with their model (drink the kool-aid) you can potentially work your way up. They also do provide plenty of coffee/tea and Friday night drinks and mingle hour.

    Cons

    Generally, the work and structure is highly disorganized producing a very hectic and stressful work environment. MPC also provides very little in the way of benefit and no bonuses. They also try to work around some labor laws here and there so as to not have to do things like pay certain employees OT or workers comp, etc. Oh, and they chrun through people super fast! They're attrition rate is very high! They're always hiring because they burn their employees who are quick to move on - except for those who did drink the kool-aid and are in management positions. Ie only those people are still left from when I started - most artists I worked with first couple months are gone!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your artists with more respect and pay a better wage.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Sweat shop"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Artists and colleges are incredibly talented and fantastic people.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, too many politics. Producers are bullies. They like to install fear, and overwork the artists without proper scheduling. They hire juniors to save up on money and make them do senior work resulting in horrible quality. Forget about having a life.

    Advice to Management

    We need people who know how to lead.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great artists, poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Awesome artists
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Management cancelled pay review (that were retroactive...)
    Lots of unpaid extra hours
    Fake promise of promotions