MPC Reviews

Updated May 31, 2020

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3.2
65%
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54 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, especially for juniors(in 35 reviews)

  • "MPC is not any longer in Vancouver(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Fantastic Opportunities and People"

    5.0
    • 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 5 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.

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    MPC2019-04-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Computer Page in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food was always around

    Cons

    Everything else wasn't super great

    MPC2020-02-05
  3. "The place where you never grow"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Layout 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    Free breakfest in the morning

    Cons

    Always crunchtime going on in the company.

    MPC2019-09-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate rules."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Executive Producer 

    I worked at MPC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office space and snacks.

    Cons

    Top down management style with little regard for anything outside of revenue ultimately.

    MPC2019-06-24
  5. "Good name, bad culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VFX Artist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MPC on a resume, nice office, a good group of co-workers.

    Cons

    Too many creative voices, too little valuable input. EPs are only concerned with getting the job at any cost, and that means an artist is secondary. Barely any room for growth Good people get frustrated and move on

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    MPC2019-05-27
  6. "Long hours with little payoff"

    2.0
    • 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
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Decline of the MPC New York Office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented Coworkers, great office locations, great 401k matching, good health/dental benefits.

    Cons

    - Career advancement only seems to exist in the Production department - Clients are all that matter and employees are reminded of this constantly. - Salary increases are minimal or non-existent - "Time-crunch" culture is prevalent and exists on every job - Atrocious work-life balance. An employees time is never truly respected, and employees are expected to work at any given time regardless of initial job expectations. - Many of the executive staff and senior positions promote a toxic work environment - Reliance on Freelancers means that full time employees are given little incentive to stay

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    MPC2018-12-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great effort but falls short"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    They really try to make a pleasant work environment. I guess making up for years of horrible reputation in the VFX industry. -Free snacks, beverages -Nice digs -Great Culver City location -Some great people there -Good communication from leadership

    Cons

    For our smaller sized group there were some issues with personnel that they really didn't want to deal with. It seemed like they wanted to look the other way rather than confront and implement consequences. This was because the underlying soul of the company is still all about getting the work out of people rather than putting a priority on a safe, respectable work environment.

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    MPC2018-08-31
  9. "Runner"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Runner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MPC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks include industry connections, seamless (if you think that is a pro)

    Cons

    Office culture is tense and toxic

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    MPC2018-07-10
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Digital Matte Painter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MPC full-time

    Pros

    Work experience They hire juniors You get to learn a lot from very talented people Great movie credits Easy to find a job after working here Great location

    Cons

    Low salary Bad management Unreliable on the contract

    MPC2018-05-02
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