Employee Review

  1. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Relaxed place to work

    Oct 20, 2016 - Lighting Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly environment. Opportunities to move up in the company if you stick around. Little to no OT- This is a great place to work if you want to have a life outside of work. You're able to come in at 9 and head home at 6 with no pressure to do OT as long as you're getting your work done during the day. Decent facilities with a large kitchen and balcony to hang out and eat your lunch in the sun. A great place to start out, as they are willing to hire new grads as junior artists, or as PAs and train them to move up into an artist role. Beer friday every week

    Cons

    The projects aren't that exciting - mostly straight to DVD projects. The work can get a bit monotonous and not a ton of opportunity to learn new things unless you are a junior artist. While OT is pretty rare, any OT you do work is not compensated Pay may not be as high as VFX studios in the city, but is probably on par or higher than other similar animation studios.

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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place and fun atmosphere

    Apr 21, 2021 - Storyboard Artist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Mainframe is really diverse and full of people that love what they do. The environment was great to work in and people were really supportive and active to make each project easy and fun to work on.

    Cons

    If you want to work on other shows inside the company, it can be difficult to switch even if there is an opening in your current job title.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Contractor, more than 3 years

    Mixed bag.

    Dec 14, 2016 - Surfacing Artist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Nice people for the most part. -On some shows it would be a good place for juniors to learn and experiment. -In a nice location, but not so great for transit.

    Cons

    -Unpaid overtime on some productions. -Poor equipment/hardware. -Not using the latest software. -Projects. -Budgets. -Lack of viable public transit, the bus route is packed beyond being reasonable. -Low pay, and raises are usually a battle. -Always felt like the company might be in danger of closing. It has more lives than a cat.

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