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Moving Picture Company Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The artists are incredibly talented and are great people to learn from (in 16 reviews)

  • good projects and nice facilities (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely long hours, including weekend (in 20 reviews)

  • Expect to do lots of overtime due to bad planning (most of the time) (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "CG Artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "working as a nuke compositor at MPC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Moving Picture Company 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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great artists, few good producers, terrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Moving Picture Company (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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "No Value"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 Moving Picture Company 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Silly Place with some Decent People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Met some great people.

    Cons

    Heard a lot of things that could have caused HR controversy.

    Advice to Management

    Dont make it know that you promote based off of gender.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "3d artist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moving Picture Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get to work with the most talented people in the industry

    Cons

    -late hours
    -dictator-like environment
    -don't treat artists/designers well
    -close minded
    -the people up the ladder create a fearful and tense environment

    Advice to Management

    Listen and care about all the artists who are the ones that produce amazing work for you.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great fun, hard earnings"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Super fun, sociable environment. The artists are incredibly talented and are great people to learn from.

    Cons

    Hard to grow if entering a front of house, runner or entry-level position. Big wage gap between higher and lower positions.


  10. "Good art team, disconnected from production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moving Picture Company full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great art talent to learn from and work with, comfortable office with a lot of free food and down to earth culture

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, frequently unorganized, production is frequently disconnected from the work that's required for completing the job

    Advice to Management

    More organization and clarity, and better communication between art and production about what's actually going on in a job


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    food, office, projects, desks, chairs

    Cons

    overtime not paid and long shifts

    Advice to Management

    invest money in people



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