Bardel Entertainment - Great place to work despite missteps from management. | Glassdoor.ca
  1. "Great place to work despite missteps from management."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Ample opportunity to work on many diverse, fun projects with big name companies. -Engaging and personable immediate leadership. (Leads/Supervisors) -Willing to teach -Amicable atmosphere on floor with artists -Studio located in a great location (Kelowna)

    Cons

    -Mismanaged production schedules put considerable pressure and stresses on artists. -Tight production schedules doesn't leave room for artists to practice, learn and grow. -Miscommunications on past projects between production and artists/leads/supervisors lead to negativity. However, Bardel has learned from those missteps and seems to be doing better.

    Advice to Management

    -Be Transparent -Fight for the artists -Work with us from the trenches, your example speaks volumes. -Be realistically optimistic. You don't have to be smiling all the time, but be realistic about the situation while optimistically seeking solutions.

    Bardel Entertainment2018-09-09

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Excellent People to work with, innovative, lots of opportunities, fun and creative atmosphere.

    Cons

    No real cons from me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great Work!

    Bardel Entertainment2019-03-22
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Get Some Experience, Then Get Out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment

    Pros

    -Studio has a fairly consistent stream of incoming projects to potentially join, and some are really desirable -Some great people; super hard-working, talented, and friendly -Studio's putting in effort to create positive company culture/community through events and such -My first project was a good learning experience; the second was quite tough, but I learned a lot through it -Some opportunities to potentially...

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    Cons

    Summary: There's a word a lot of Bardel employees associate with the studio but are scared to say out loud...sweatshop. -The culture the company's trying hard to create and project contrasts the reality, which is that employees are too overworked to take part in any of the fun community-building stuff. I would've loved to partake in it, but I was too busy putting in tons of unpaid overtime to meet unreasonable expectations...

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    Advice to Management

    People know this studio's reputation, and it's not a positive one. Address that. Address the actual core issues in the company's culture and management and treatment of employees instead of surface-level stuff. It seems like the studio doesn't care about its high burnout and employee turnover rate because there will always be eager, young artists willing to put up with poor working conditions to get their resumes started....

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    Bardel Entertainment2018-01-18

    Bardel Entertainment Response

    March 13, 2018Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor

    Thank you so much for this review! Honestly! It is so helpful to know what your experience has been and to see the areas that are opportunities for us to grow as a studio. We hear you. We do care. And we truly value your feedback. We will do all that we can to respond to these concerns.

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