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Bardel Entertainment 2D Animator Reviews

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Pros
  • "Alongside the great shows, Bardel has great people" (in 12 reviews)

  • "They have the coolest shows to work on hands down" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "They often demand unpaid overtime and are unwilling to address bad professional practices including sexism from stronger animators" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Shows are often under-staffed causing people to work long hours in order to meet tight deadlines" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "2d animator"

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    Former Contractor - 2D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - 2D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work experience for beginners.

    Cons

    Not many perks, no overtime pay.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Full time 2D Animator"

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    Current Employee - 2D Animator
    Current Employee - 2D Animator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have the coolest shows to work on hands down. People are all really nice. The equipment is excellent, and facilities are good. Training is decent in the 2D department. Plenty of work.

    Cons

    Contracts are constantly being messed with, as if they don't mean anything, which adds a lot of stress to an already highly stressful job. Pay is ridiculously low. Like minimum wage low which means quality of life is poor. Quota requires you to work at 100% capacity 100% of the time or you fall behind. So no room for a very humanly 'off' day or any hopes of working hard enough to give yourself a half day as a reward. Management doesn't seem to really know what's going on half the time or have any real hands on involvement in productions other than occasional smooth talking.

    Advice to Management

    Either raise the base salary or lower the base quota. Or better yet, just give folks the median rate as a flat salary like they deserve and create a quota based on average performance of non-senior animators.

    Remember that contracts go both ways. Show some respect to your animators. And not just with pretty words. Show them you respect them the way a decent company would - with money.

    Stop trying to expand so fast or your balloon will burst.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Animator"

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    Current Employee - 2D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 2D Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented and nice co-workers. You learn a lot.

    Cons

    You´ll only be a number for the heads of the studio. Bad planning on their projects and impossible deadlines just to get the client and later they blame the people working on the project for the delays and the lack of immediate results.

    Bad payment and lots of overtime. Difficult to make a living working there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people on salary if you request so much commitment to a project. Be loyal to your employees and don´t dispose of them just as replaceable gears of a huge machinery.