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Method Studios Reviews

Updated February 26, 2019
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  • "Even for the industry, the overtime and lack of work/life balance is very bad" (in 8 reviews)

  • "some long hours, some pipeline issues nothing too serious" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great projects, good people, good memories

    Cons

    pay was a bit lower than normal rate and hard to change - short bookings


  2. "Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good artists, free coffee, nah.

    Cons

    Management team is a joke. CEO CTO etc.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's a Corporation, Not a Boutique."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    - Free breakfast, if you're early
    - Charming individuals
    - Complimentary dinner for overtime workers
    - Good parties

    Cons

    - Very corporate
    - A lot of lip service and lies from higher ups
    - Layoffs
    - No upward growth for staff
    - Even for the industry, the overtime and lack of work/life balance is very bad

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  4. "Nice and Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great people and most are often willing to help

    Cons

    No overtime for staff positions


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Method EXP was the worst experience of my career"

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    Former Employee - Interactive Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Interactive Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some talented and professional artists working there.

    Cons

    I produced the worst product of my career with the worst lead I've ever had.
    Working on VR and having CG supervisors absolutely clueless as to how to produce interactive content may not be so bad if they actually listened to the people they hired who do. But no, they are know it all's, in fear of losing their status as the studio alphas.
    Working in the game industry I found my leads and teammates to be supportive and collaborative, this environment was the opposite, competitive and ready to throw you under a bus if they will personally benefit from it. (no matter what it does to the project)
    Not surprising its run by ex Digital Domain people, they successfully ran that studio into the ground too.

    Advice to Management

    Either hire experienced interactive producers and directors to run your interactive projects or get out of the business.


  6. "Incredible Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Working with 'hands down' some of the best CG talent in the industry. Very well laid out pipeline, with heavy emphasis on overall structure. Well oiled machine.

    Cons

    Bit of a corporate vibe, can be overwhelmingly at certain points.

    Advice to Management

    Create more social events both inside and outside of company walls.


  7. "good studio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    amazingly talented people and get to work on good projects

    Cons

    management could use some help

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    - fully stocked bathrooms
    - big name projects

    Cons

    - non-existent work-life balance
    - overcrowded artist rooms
    - low level production/artists/support staff treated like disposable commodities
    - unrealistic demands coming from management, constantly

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you treat your clients.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FX TD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    cool project and talented artist

    Cons

    render farm software is not good enough


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Scheduling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Method Studios full-time

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere with standard benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours for being salary