Animal Logic Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2020

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  • "I have no cons, it has been great working there(in 4 reviews)

  • "Short contracts, Animation pipeline is good but could be improved(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic full-time

    Pros

    - Good social environment - Great people - Fairly organised compared to other studios - Robust pipeline compared to other studios

    Cons

    - Teething issues when the Vancouver studio first opened.

  2. "A great company to push technical boundaries"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lighting Technical Director in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Logic full-time

    Pros

    Heavy focus on RnD Great people and team culture Studio amenities (fortnightly lunch, Friday pastries, free espresso, etc)

    Cons

    Sometimes too much focus on building everything themselves instead of buying other solutions Large technical history and old code Lack of documentation - lots of “tribal knowledge”


  3. "Pleasant company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Solid and fairly well organised code base (for a production house) - Inspiring and fun environment, with plenty of highly knowledgeable experts - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - Slow adoption of newer technologies due to certain senior members - Lots of conflicting interests with no appropriate objective liaison between agents - Significant time difference between the two sites. - Lack of ability to work remotely. - Lots of proprietary systems that need support, but could be replaced with a better product (from job security aspect, this is a pro, I guess)

  4. "Good Company for Animation Industry"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People cool projects fun office environment

    Cons

    Legacy technology can be a bit of a problem lack of transparency too many video calls with overseas office. hard to work that way

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Everything is Awesome!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Technical Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved working at AL, cannot recommend it enough. The social environment is positive and inspiring, the facility is beautiful, clean and well maintained, with an outdoor roof patio area for lunches or beer Friday time. They bring in free lunches every other Thursday and free breakfast every Friday. They even have an artist management team that checks in with you periodically to ask about your over all career goals at the company and offers ways to help you get there. Even after my contract ended, they continued to take care of me by sending my resume and reel out to other companies with their reverse recruitment program, and I started getting interviews right away, before I had even begun job hunting on my own. I appreciate that so much! Great projects, great people, great place to work.

    Cons

    We had to work some Saturdays during crunch time. There was rather alot of OT toward the end of the project, but I think that's become an industry standard unfortunately, and not really specifically a problem of this company.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, 3D animation"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Logic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The talent is great, and nice people to whether with

    Cons

    No room to grow, don't expect high raises.. If any. Get in high! Because that's all you'll get. Too many production people. Unecessarry .

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "I've had a positive experience working for AL"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Logic

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a large enough team to support the studio infrastructure. I actually feel like I have the support of my team and managers.

    Cons

    The communication between the locations in Sydney, Vancouver, and LA is still a work in progress. No clear indication on what to expect in the future.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place, cool movies but no work life balance"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic for less than a year

    Pros

    Seems fun and simple yet nice staff perks like nice coffee machine, breakfast, beer friday and pastry thursday AM.

    Cons

    Work life balance doesn't exist - long hours 8-6 and no paid break. This adds up to quite a bit when calculated hourly over a year and salaries don't match this.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Animal Logic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful work and great atmosphere!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

  10. "ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Animal Logic full-time

    Pros

    good food, nice people, good pipeline, fast farm

    Cons

    too many working hours (6 days a week standard) , no communication from management

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