MPC Reviews | Glassdoor

MPC Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
163 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mr. David Jeffers
46 Ratings

163 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • You can end up working crazy long hours depending on the project (in 22 reviews)

  • You should stay for a lot of overtime (in 11 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Prairie du Chien, WI
    Former Employee - Operator in Prairie du Chien, WI

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

    Pros

    You get paid every week

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, 10 hour days almost every day


  2. "Great people to work with, very dedicated, talented and commited"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC full-time

    Pros

    The people, the quality of work and talent

    Cons

    Slow elevator, could do with more storage for personal items

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Stubbornly Selfish"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks, downtime to do your own thing, some cool people. People coming in from other vendors to teach their software and answer questions was cool. Dave W and Ryan M are the only people saving the CG department.

    Cons

    Management is permanently deaf - don't bother. They will all constantly "listen" to you and then do their own thing behind your back. Promises like salary increases never lived up to. Was brought on under the promise of a raise after 7 months and after being patient at the year mark they informed me I would have to wait another 6 months to possibly see if they could do anything. No asset library, no texture library, no shader library, no TD, no tools. Was very optimistic starting this job; Sad to be let down like this.

    Advice to Management

    Employees actually notice when you don't care. Acting like you do and then completely disregarding us doesn't sit right. Don't treat us like we're stupid. Have worked at over 20 studios in my 7 years in LA and this is the most deaf and self-serving management I've personally seen.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible leadership"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talented artists, friendly good vibe amongst artists. Artists care about their work, and their co-workers. Solid pipeline.

    Cons

    Coordinators and producers are clueless about the process of vfx making them extremely unpleasant to work with. NO OT FOR ARTISTS. Bought by a huge corporation making environment far from stress-free. Management either fires or lets all the good, smart people and the ones that care go. Very strict on working hours and clocking in and out. Junior artists seemingly have a hard time increasing pay levels and moving up in position.

    Advice to Management

    It feels like your modeling this studio (LA) on other studios that no one wants to work for. Plenty of potential but need to work out some serious kinks.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Artist Unfriendly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    Majority of artists are talented and down to Earth.

    Cons

    Production does not understand visual effects at all. They constantly compromise the artists to protect themselves. Schedules are very short, and pay is low. Management is obsessed with cost cutting.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves, no one is "lucky to work at MPC". It seems that management will continue to do everything in their power to screw over the artists and treat visual effects as an afterthought to profit margins.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "working as a nuke compositor at MPC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Producer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects, talented artists, lots of opportunity to learn if you're a self starter

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no support from management, no company culture, no flexibility as the needs of the business change

  8. Helpful (3)

    "CG Artist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can meet and work with all the talented artists.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, including weekend!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great artists, few good producers, terrible management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Talented artists with great personalities that are welcoming and inspiring.
    -There are only a few good people in production that treat others with respect and lead by example.
    -Free snacks
    -Beer o'clock on Fridays

    Cons

    There are some higher ups in production that simply do not lead by example. They give orders, place blame, inspire fear and invest zero time into getting to know/show any appreciation for the artists and lower level employees working under them. If appreciation was showed it felt forced and fake, as it was clear they were told to boost moral many times, but never truly believed in the need to do so themselves. Only time invested is with, of course the clients. In doing so, morale was lowered among the people putting the most hours out of everyone into the company.

    -Very hard to move up.
    -Very hard to get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of putting all your money into aesthetics and material things for clients who don't even notice or care, invest that money into the people working late nights and weekends. Show them some respect by treating them like people and not replaceable numbers in your books and in return you'll get some respect back. Furthermore, *maybe* there won't be such a high turnover of employees each month. All the free snacks and beer in the world won't help lift morale until you start instilling the proper leadership qualities in yourselves first that create a healthy and enthusiastic environment for everyone else.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "No Value"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animator
    Former Employee - Animator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Friendly people, Great projects

    Cons

    Favoritism, Constant Crunch, Lack of production structure,

    Advice to Management

    Reward Loyal employees, and offer more forms of compensation. Don't hire cheaper labor because it looks good on a spreadsheet, It'll cost you in the long run.


Showing 163 of 229 reviews
Reset Filters