Bardel Entertainment - stay far, far away | Glassdoor
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)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (10)

"stay far, far away"

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

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

Pros

inspiring people, interesting projects, they now have benefits, and the locations of both studies are nice. Beatty is right by skytrain and west 3rd has granville island.

Cons

Super cramped desk spaces, lots of growing pains, constant server problems, bad communication from production, weird pipelines (yes, they do reinvent the wheel on every project), conflicting direction for artists from the creative lead vs your producer, and a general sense of complacency because the people who want to make things better either leave or get booted. Oh and they will tell you their projects are solid and will last for years, but don't believe them. They can get pulled with no warning. Because of the working conditions, people are leaving like crazy. And make sure you know what you're worth going in, or they'll walk all over you. Overtime is expected without compensation.

Advice to Management

You have a lot of really talented people who care deeply about what they're doing, but if you don't listen to them and help them do their jobs, they'll keep leaving. And if the quality keeps dropping, the big name studios will drop you guys. Looks like it's already started...

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Not a place worth working at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to the Skytrain
    I cant think of much else to say

    Cons

    Everything else about the place, pour management, Sweatshop, Don't care about their employees and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Give up and let someone with knowledge and experience take over


  2. "General review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

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