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Zoic Reviews

Updated 2 November, 2018
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  • "Mostly contract work with no benefits" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Don't expect any Film work here" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, growing quickly"

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

    I worked at Zoic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great friendly atmosphere and most people are excited to drive the company forward. Management is starting to listen to people and are moving the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Lots of inefficiencies, many of which are because of time constraints or "because we've always done it this way". A few more developers or emphasis on training technical artists would do the company well. Accepting open source, both contributing to and and using, would benefit the company as well.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your heads of pipeline, they are working hard and want the company to succeed.


  2. "Business support"

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

    I worked at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    Free food (Fully stocked kitchen)
    Monthly food parties
    Christmas gift
    board game socials occasionally
    Salaries decent only if you're at the top of the food chain
    High end TV shows to work on
    Location close to skytrain station in downtown

    Cons

    - Not enough team bonding events/socials
    - teams departments work in silos
    - Company is relatively cheap
    - no monthies videos to show work done so far
    - Lack of leadership
    - no benefits for contract employees

    Advice to Management

    - make salaries more fair across the board, feels like people at top of food chain gets the most
    - have a long term plan of company
    - more social events, build a culture

  3. "Great studio"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    Various projects, great team, great environment

    Cons

    Tight deadlines for TV work, lots of crunch time


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Company cant get new projects"

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

    I have been working at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great people to work with, decent pay

    Cons

    Seems like the company is not getting any new large projects lately, only very low end TV shows, the company has lost all of its hige end shows and is unable to get new shows that respect the talent this company holds and is loosing talent as well.

    Advice to Management

    Loosing your film department was a big mistake and the complete lack of high profile TV projects is just waisting great artists also the talk that some of the executives are unliked in the film industry is definitely not helping Zoic.


  5. "Pipeline TD Job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and people
    Free food
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay
    Problems aren't all that challenging
    Not much room for growth


  6. "Zoic review"

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    Former Employee - 3D Generalist
    Former Employee - 3D Generalist

    I worked at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    friendly work environment fair pay

    Cons

    OT can be a struggle


  7. "Production Managment"

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

    I have been working at Zoic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open team environment with some great senior artists and IT minds. High end global TV projects. Management pushing to improve pipeline, software, and rendering. Great coworkers from all over the world. Decent kitchen. Nice Gastown location near transit. Pay OT after 8hrs and offer OT dinner if you work 12hr shift or on the weekend.

    Cons

    The occasional bad project with unrealistic clients and deadlines. Cramped quarters, one of the two offices can have temperature, noise, and smell issues, especially during the summer. Unclear company mission with LA head office and creatives.

    Advice to Management

    Global team BBQ

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stable life"

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

    I have been working at Zoic full-time

    Pros

    Best place to have a stable life, pay well, food, facilities, location

    Cons

    TV, Tight and stressful TV Schedules,


  9. "Really great place to work for. I would recommend working here, that's for sure."

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    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zoic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Leads really care about your success and help you in every way. Lots to learn and do.

    Cons

    Communication and IT. They limit your computer use tremendously (no changing wallpaper, wifi is heavily filtered and blocked....) I feel IT doesnt know what they are doing and they have very very poor communication skills.


  10. "Tv work aplenty"

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    Current Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Compositor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good shots, learn alot, variety

    Cons

    No benefits, mostly just contracts