Nerd Corps Entertainment

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Nerd Corps Entertainment Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a fantastic culture that makes you feel like you belong. A fantastic location that lets you go for lunch on Commercial Drive which is full of tasty restaurants.

    Cons

    They've done so well that they're growing massively and being bought up by DHX so things might be about to change.

  2.  

    The worse if not one of the worse 3D related company in Vancouver

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're lucky. You could meet some great friends here. (def. not management)

    Cons

    Check every other reviewers' reviews
    -Managements are lying, greedy and don't give a damn about their employees
    -lowest pay in town, if you somehow gets pay relatives HIGH ( in nercorp's standard of course) you'll be lay off as soon as management can find a way to rid of you
    -expect high quality work without giving reasonable time and put a timer on you.

    -etc... just check other reviews... if you have a choice , DON"T ever work for NerdCorps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, cuz you're rotten into the core

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start your animation experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animator
    Former Employee - Animator

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to start your experience in animation industry. You'll learn a lot about how the industry flows, not only in animation but also in films and video games too.

    Cons

    Tracking system is extremely stressful, sometimes people ignores quality but chooses ways to catch up the tracking time. Wage is too low despite its entry level for an animation industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to stay long

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

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people love their work and try to do their best.

    Cons

    Some of the leads and seniors are great, but some of them are promoted just because they have been in the company for many years. They don't have any other industry experience and are not qualified for those roles, moreover some of them won't hesitate to bully any new employee with better skills. Bad culture environment.
    A tracking software keeps the team stressed constantly.
    Poor management. They don't appreciate the hard work of the artists.
    Salaries are well below standard. No benefits and no overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to appreciate your artists and treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    "You care too much"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hugely talented ground troops.

    Cons

    Where do I begin.

    Tracking system( SPARX ) is grossly misused in order to instil fear in ground troops. Whole sets are given 2 days for completion. Management is clueless and also don't listen when technical problems are flagged, even though solutions are ready to deploy. Supervisors are behind closed doors and NEVER held accountable, have been using the same tools for 10 years. Salaries are well below standard. Frequent use of "high technology" exemptions of emoyment standards act of canada ( overtime, ect... ). They hire from outside, overtop of employees of several years, then expect them to train thier new boss (who doesn't speak English). Frequent, almost daily network crashes resulting in hours of lost time, which is not compensated on SPARX.

    I'll stop here because it's pointless to go any further. Will be looking for new job shortly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't the 90s anymore. Fire your incompetent supervisors for all departments. They refuse to innovate in a rapidly changing industry and take responsibility for anything, if fact everything on my current show that is problematic comes from development. Provide any incentive for your employees to perform instead of draining all artistic vision. If you don't, you will have to sell the company you've built from the ground up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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

    I have been working at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are good.. some company events good too.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime used as tool by managers to keep costs down. Pay and benefits are less than market rate. Management doesn't appreciate or respect employees, and don't have a good understanding of what's going on. High turn over of employees. Work environment is over crowded, depressing, and un-healthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Band-aid fixes won't solve your problems. You needmore than a few changes here and there to make things work right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    China's slave labor conditions in beautiful Vancouver, BC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Modeler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can't got wrong working with artists.

    Cons

    Depressing and overcrowded working environment.
    Senior staff look at everybody else with contempt.
    Very low wages for very expensive Vancouver.
    They will lie to your face during the interviews and reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep feeding your competitors with your talent, so someday the industry won't hear about you ever again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    .........

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the largest TV series animation Studio in Vancouver.
    People, co-workers and directors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Very unique and poor time management using a certain 'timer' for animators.
    Lacks balance of continuity and quality of work.
    No reviews or meeting for animators to communicate as a team.
    Very POOR Quota - average 60 sec per week, animators do layout aswell (no layout artists in the studio) all overwhelming quantity work to be done using overtime, which is ofcourse, unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really hope these can be fixed in the correct way through a sincere communication if they are willing to support and respect artists who work for them. So people won't leave the compnay as many as they did recently due to poor.. working environment (all the cons above). I could fore-see how the company will turn out in a near future :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to get experience with fun people; difficult to make a career there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Lots of fun and like-minded people
    -Work life balance is pretty good
    -Some company events
    -Management that seems to care about its reputation and company culture

    Cons

    -Pay
    -Possibilities for growth and learning, depending on field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have senior people with lots of industry knowledge and experience mentor juniors or people who want to learn more. Give people a reason to want to stay, if you can't do it with pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place for working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Compositor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    most people are juniors so it's usually a happy team work

    Cons

    they have a software called SPARCX. It gives everyone too much strees. sometimes you're supposed to comp 15-20 shots per a day and you really feel you're a machine after a few months. they don't provide with tablet and stands. very poor accommodations. All I can say is that I really had bad experience working there and the staff were NOT friendly at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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