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Employee Review

"Good place to start out as an animator"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Fast but manageable pace, fun crew, good coworkers, good shows to work on

Cons

Pay isn't that great - probably due to the double-whammy of working in BC and working in TV.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Adequate. Not great, not terrible."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are genuinely friendly, it can offer a good opportunity for someone to learn depending where they are in their career and the projects produced are relatively high quality. It's a small studio feel but at a large scale, which can be nice.

    Cons

    The upper management is a mess, there's absolutely no unified vision and the company is in a constant state of chaos, unprepared and last-minute decisions that end up hurting employee morale, client confidence and the studio's ability to consistently bring in work. The working conditions aren't great either given cramped spaces, inadequate furniture and mediocre wages. Not to mention the illegal practice of not paying overtime (which almost all studios have moved away from already).

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what kind of a studio you want Bardel to be, get a clear unified vision of the marketable strengths of the studio and actually invest & support your staff to make those characteristics great. Things like, having extra head count in between projects to help prepare for the next one and simple things like, buy good office equipment so people don't hate their day to day lives.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Animator
    Current Employee - Animator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, nice location, there is work

    Cons

    Bid too little on shows and demand over time.

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