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Rick Mischel
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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 14 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons
  1. General review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, Flexible hours, goal oriented targets

    Cons

    In animation, though your hours may be flexible, you may be doing a lot of unpaid overtime

  2. More than a year

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great place Awesome artists where you can learn from

    Cons

    Tight schedule They don't pay overtime

  3. Review

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time

      Pros

      - good projects - cool coworkers

      Cons

      - oftentimes requires overtime to meet quota

    • 3D Animation

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

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment part-time

      Pros

      Lots of different work and good people, usually lots of work

      Cons

      Production needs improvement as well as time and resources for each project need to be better

    • Junior animator salary

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      A lot of unpaid overtime

    • Mostly good

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      Former Employee - Designer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great co workers and team mentality, fun team building exercises and fun shows!

      Cons

      Sometimes there can be difficulty gaining insight into new projects and what the future holds. Lots of poor communication and overwhelmed people in management roles.

      Advice to Management

      Organize better and be more transparent with artists and production. Be more accessible to those looking to inquire about general contracts, more professional discussion and emails that articulate the needs of managment and try to accommodate artists.

    • Great place to work despite missteps from management.

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      Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -Ample opportunity to work on many diverse, fun projects with big name companies. -Engaging and personable immediate leadership. (Leads/Supervisors) -Willing to teach -Amicable atmosphere on floor with artists -Studio located in a great location (Kelowna)

      Cons

      -Mismanaged production schedules put considerable pressure and stresses on artists. -Tight production schedules doesn't leave room for artists to practice, learn and grow. -Miscommunications on past projects between production and artists/leads/supervisors lead to negativity. However, Bardel has learned from those missteps and seems to be doing better.

      Advice to Management

      -Be Transparent -Fight for the artists -Work with us from the trenches, your example speaks volumes. -Be realistically optimistic. You don't have to be smiling all the time, but be realistic about the situation while optimistically seeking solutions.

    • Work here for the experience but don't stay for long

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      Former Employee - Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Lots of exciting productions that you can work at - Tons of great people to work with, talent and personality wise

      Cons

      - Awful studio, very cramped - Awful pay, took advantage on foreign worker's pay when they extend their work visa - Awful pipeline hence, expect lots of UNPAID overtime - Unfair & very unreasonable pay rise

      Advice to Management

      Should treat their employee better instead of just taking advantage of them. Pay them overtime, seriously. Fix your pipeline, they are the main reason why overtime is needed. When animation is not done properly, it should be send back to the animation department instead of having the lighter/compositor fixing it. It is the animators responsibility!

    • Animator

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      Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good colleagues you can learn a lot if you are junior or mid, some good projects to work on, is a good place for a first experience

      Cons

      Expect a lot of OT especially if you are junior, bad communication between the management and the employees, no OT paid, no OT dinner, lack of new projects

      Advice to Management

      hired more qualified people to avoid OT.

    • Lighting and comp artist

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      Former Employee - Lighting and Comp Artist in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The coworkers and supervisors are friendly and the project are awesome.

      Cons

      Too much overtime and short deadline .

      Advice to Management

      Need to imrpove the pipeline and task

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