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3.3
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87%
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Rick Mischel
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to start a career in animation(in 13 reviews)

  • "Alongside the great shows, Bardel has great people(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "They often demand unpaid overtime and are unwilling to address bad professional practices including sexism from stronger animators(in 14 reviews)

  • "Awful pipeline hence, expect lots of UNPAID overtime(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool projects to work on. Nice beer Friday and dogs. I was told it was a sweat shop by previous artists but so far it’s been great. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Short contract would be nice if it is longer

    Advice to Management

    every studio has the next “big” project they can’t name coming. Would be nice to know more so we don’t keep looking for the next gig.

    Bardel Entertainment2019-05-04
  2. "Bardel is fine. Great I.T . some good projects but upper management can be two faced."

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Mostly project based. Either the show appeals to you or not. Standard pay. Standard get the most bang for their buck

    Cons

    Anti social vibe . every project is managed differently

    Advice to Management

    Sharing thoughts, reviews and critiques on individuals performances should be kept private and professional . stop favoring those with the gift of gab

    Bardel Entertainment2019-04-06
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Punching above weight class"

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    Former Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and possibly move up the ranks if you work hard . Efforts are openly being made to improve productions and the studio as a whole. Generally everyone is pretty friendly, some fun events and learning sessions every now and then.

    Cons

    Middle management is a mess and have no clear direction to work towards. Miscommunication is rampant with a lot of politics and people who aren't right for the job title they hold. The studio space is a dive. Productions frequently have OT because of poor planning or pipeline issues. Most capable people end up leaving for better jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting the right people from top to bottom. Don't aim too high, get good at running smooth productions and building an environment people want to work in before taking on ambitious projects.

    Bardel Entertainment2019-03-13
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship"

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

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Still a handful of kind and talented artists in the building

    Cons

    Management are only out to serve themselves and fill their bank accounts. Loyalty and hard work don't really pay off in this environment. There is one core team of people that benefit at Bardel and the rest get discarded as need be without regard for their commitment or length of tenure. There is a lack of accountability for decisions, and it's not quite the team atmosphere that it pretends to be. Don't work here unless...

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    Bardel Entertainment2019-03-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Club"

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    Former Employee - Animator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    If you're part of the club, you'll have a blast and feel creatively fulfilled

    Cons

    If you're not part of the club, it wears you down slowly. Poor benefits, no communication, terrible work-life balance.

    Bardel Entertainment2019-02-27
  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Storyboard Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Great team

    Cons

    No paid overtime Had a few issues with a former director

    Bardel Entertainment2019-02-26
  7. "General review"

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    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

    Bardel Entertainment2019-01-17
  8. "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time

      Pros

      - good projects - cool coworkers

      Cons

      - oftentimes requires overtime to meet quota

      Bardel Entertainment2018-11-20
    • "More than a year"

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      Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great place Awesome artists where you can learn from

      Cons

      Tight schedule They don't pay overtime

      Bardel Entertainment2018-11-24
    • "3D Animation"

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

      I worked at Bardel Entertainment part-time

      Pros

      Lots of different work and good people, usually lots of work

      Cons

      Production needs improvement as well as time and resources for each project need to be better

      Bardel Entertainment2018-10-12
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