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DHX Media Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very pleasant work environment where people work together to solve issues" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and RRSP program with great access to advisors" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management doesn't seem to understand animation pipeline and terms" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The pay is relatively low, especially considering the cost of living in the Vancouver area" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun projects are all around

    Cons

    Stupid people screw up fun projects and then the wrong people get fired.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP ! Look through your archives and check out the neat projects you over looked


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unpaid overtime"

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

    I worked at DHX Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy place to get hired for entry positions.
    Health benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    Turn over rate is high.
    Depending on the production, management fails to mitigate excessive workload.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Pay accordingly and fairly. Create attractive IPs. Or else valuable artists will just work elsewhere.

  3. "FX Artist"

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    Former Employee - FX Artist
    Former Employee - FX Artist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DHX Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to expand your skill set and provides opportunities for empolyees to work in different areas of the company.

    Cons

    Can feel to corporate at times.


  4. "Great place to develop valuable experience and work with amazing people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DHX Media full-time

    Pros

    -Lots of great people, a friendly environment where everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand.
    -Good work-life balance. Ability to work from home when needed.
    -An amazing barista who serves caffeine with a smile every morning.
    -Valuable opportunities to develop great experience and learn new skills.
    -The company welcomes interns and whenever possible, keeps them on after their internship.

    Cons

    -Communication between senior management isn't the greatest, although it looks like the company is taking corrective measures.
    -The company operates in silos and there isn't enough collaboration and communication between the different offices/departments.


  5. "Good place to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DHX Media full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No room for growth, a bit top heavy.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Making animation an office job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DHX Media full-time

    Pros

    Excellent building, lots of different jobs, some great artists, chance of growth (although very relative)

    Cons

    Way too hierarquical, upper management only listens to supervisors and above. No open doors culture: people are afraid of making complaints because they fear retaliation. People are seen as numbers and the obvious low morale is only noticed when they start leaving. And even so, the problem is seen as keeping the others, not on fixing the roots of the dissatisfaction.
    There are many career opportunities, but once you get stuck in an undesirable position it is extremely hard to get out. I have seen many excellent artists getting extremely frustrated for being thrown on mechanical non-creative jobs and having to put up with bureaucratic nonsense for months (even years) to end. Then some would leave the company and magically started to do great somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Try to actually listen to the artists making the shows. Make it not a non-menacing environment for people to tell if something is going wrong, even if it is through anonymous questionnaires. If many people from a team are complaining about a supervisor or a project in general, openly ask the others if it is also affecting them instead of assuming there is a small group of rebellious lunatics.
    Be open to actually letting people look for a different path inside the company. Sometimes someone is not doing so well at a task/project but could be great at another. Workers' happiness matters!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sacrifices workers in name of the bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DHX Media full-time

    Pros

    - Health Benefits
    - RSSP
    - Nice location/Office space

    Cons

    - Unreasonable Deadlines
    - Unnecessary Studio Politics
    - Demands for Unpaid Overtime
    - Favouritism/ unfair treatment
    - Promotions not based on skill level but on "personal" connection

    Advice to Management

    A reasonable schedule won't kill your company and would probably attract more talents and projects

  8. "good working environment"

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    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHX Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    medical benefits, nice environment to meet people and learn

    Cons

    not much area of professional growth


  9. "3D Lead animator"

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    Current Employee - 3D Lead Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Lead Animator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at DHX Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the environment here, Our team is amazing and this is a studio that you can grow up a lot and get great opportunities.

    Cons

    Maybe the salaries are not that high on the mid level positions, but benefits are a great thing.


  10. "3D Animator"

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DHX Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - They allow you to go on vacation and make up time so you can get paid and don't fall behind.
    - Extremely friendly community

    Cons

    - Dailies can get tedious


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