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Nerd Corps Entertainment Reviews

Updated Feb 15, 2018

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  1. "Great learning compnay"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment for less than a year

    Pros

    You will learn. New skills and abilities. You will use your new skills and expand your range of knowledge ans you progress.

    Cons

    Tight schedules. Steep learning curve. Not always able to receive good input as to your progress other that your accomplished work load.

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2015-10-23
  2. "its okay for starting out"

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

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - friendly people - employee appreciation events

    Cons

    - quick fast animation, never get time to be proud of your work - basic rigs - sparks -very poor pay for the cost of living its so absurd you cant make 30-50 and hope to have a savings in this city. -cap on how much one can make they all follow same wage system which is the lowest -

    Advice to Management

    - increase pay -increase production time

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2018-02-15
  3. "I have worked there for a year as an environment designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very motivated team and passionate people made my experience there a total paradise professionally speaking ! Everything was there for everyone to develop his/her skills

    Cons

    After a year in their basement in the absolute darkness, I now need to wear glasses Their building is a total disaster

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2016-10-29
  4. "the good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Modeler in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect for new artists. Got to be a generalist- which is rare. Found it both challenging and rewarding. Take ownership of your projects, you start and finish them. If you do well you are treated well, but if you do poorly- See Cons

    Cons

    If you do poorly on your deadlines you are treated really bad and given little support. Basically no proper training. Wildly varying experience depending on team. Bad case of jaded senior artists. generally everyone sees it as a stepping stone unto better things - justifiably.

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2016-08-18
  5. "Potentially A Great Studio"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Got to work on some cool projects with some great people. Enjoyed stable employment for many years. Received raises and promotions in a timely manner. Excellent employee benefits package. Work environment was pretty casual.

    Cons

    Nerd Corps was a company with exceptional employment stability. Since being acquired by DHX Media, things started to change a bit. I watched a handful of employees let go, some of which I did not expect. The shot tracking system was very good in most aspects, but the fact that it had a built in timer that would tell employees how far behind they were was quite stressful and did not always accurately reflect the work...

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    Advice to Management

    Employees need to be paid more, especially now that DHX does not provide stable employment like Nerd Corps did otherwise the studio won't be able to entice or retain people. Check in more with employees to make sure they are still engaged by the work they are doing and are happy with their role in the company. Keep up to date with industry standard hardware/software and provide training for employees so that they can...

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    Nerd Corps Entertainment2016-02-13
  6. "Aniamtor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment

    Pros

    nice place, interesting, good environment, nice people, good managment, easy pipeline

    Cons

    funny coffe! some times long hours,

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2016-01-31
  7. "Good for juniors"

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool projects. It's a good first job to get into the industry. You'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    It seems like the company is going through some growing pains. The quotas are high and it's kind of a sweat shop

    Advice to Management

    Try and find out what is happening on the floor. It would be beneficial for management to get to know the staff more. The high quotas can be chaotic at times and it is important than management is on top of managing the teams.

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2015-10-24
  8. "I learned a lot, the work load was too much."

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    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Newly introduced benefits are better than you will find at most places in the animation industry. The people were great. The directors were patient. A great place to find your footing in the industry.

    Cons

    Low wages. Probably the lowest in the industry. The work load was too much. Animation quality was lacking. A tracking system was used that overloaded it's employees telling them they were cronically behind. Felt like a career at a factory rather than a dream job.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the rate of pay to a new realistic standard of living in Vancouver. Bring higher quality and budget IP'S into the company. To allow your Sr. Staff to grow.

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2015-11-13
  9. "semi positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nerd Corps Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job security and early training

    Cons

    outdated software, disconnect between higher ups and workers, improper leadership, inflexible hours, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    have more of an open communication with leads, seniors and employees in general.

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2015-09-17
  10. "Good people, tough management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nerd Corps Entertainment

    Pros

    great coworkers cool shows forced to learn quickly

    Cons

    old software company uses a business model to treat employees unpaid overtime

    Advice to Management

    ease up and treat your artist fairly

    Nerd Corps Entertainment2015-08-18
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