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  1. "Animator"

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Animator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great projects and fellow peers, poor schedule and budgeting."

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking to gain experience, the projects you'll work on tend to be very good. You'll learn a lot from the project and the people around you. They tend to go all out at their x-mas parties. Always a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Time and time again, they always seem to have very small budgets for their projects. Because of this, the scheduling is unrealistic. They expect high quality with little time. When people can't make their deadlines because of the amount of revisions coming back, they wont hire more people to help. It falls on the team to stay later and work weekends.

    I feel like management likes to pretend people aren't working overtime for free. They rely on people to put in that free overtime, and the problem is, people do! So they continue to budget their project accordingly because the work always manages to get finished in the end, at the expense of the employee that will surely be burnt out by the end of the project. But that's ok, animators are disposable, there is a line up of other animators clamoring for a chance to gain experience and you can easily be replaced with a fresh animator, and the cycle continues. No loyalty, or care for a work life balance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the well being of your employees and ask them questions, listen to them on how you can better serve them. Management listens to their clients %100 and rarely says no to them. How about listening more to the employees that work so hard for you and fight for THEM. Stand up for your employees and when clients have unreasonable demands, speak up.

    It is possible to compromise with a client. Find a way to not have the majority of your employees burnt out by the end of a project. There is a very high turnaround rate with employees at your company. I would love it if that wasn't the case and you showed that you care about the well being of the people that work for you and strive to create a work/life balance.


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