Animation Intern (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 24 July 2017
They care about their employee's well being. They have very friendly staff and staff dedicated to making sure the work place is nice and manageable. The environment is filled with many great artists who are willing to help you improve.
free snacks, fruits, coffee and tea. Friday breakfast.
Director of Studio Operations (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 January 2016
A typical day involved overseeing the day to day operations of the studio, including troubleshooting issues that could hinder production schedules, short and long term planning, interacting with external vendors and other departments at Sony.
I was responsible for implementing and rolling out new projects in such areas as large scale build outs, security, health and safety, green initiatives, studio ramp up and down (headcount could fluctuate plus or minus 100 employees within a month).
I was also heavily involved in planning and hosting studio events. Internally there would be 2 company events a month, and larger external events would take place on site a few times a year.
Although I supported over 750 people at the studio, my team consisted of 6 direct reports. I partnered with other departments at Sony to ensure we operated according to company policy and procedures.
In terms of facility management, I oversaw the operation of 3 buildings, with over 80k square feet. I worked closely with the building engineers to troubleshoot mechanical issues, and, if needed, facilitated bringing in outside vendors to address the issue.
I was responsible for managing the facility operating budget, and oversaw all studio accounts (excluding production accounts).
No day was ever the same, which made the position interesting and challenging!
IT Senior Analyst (Former Employee) – Venezuela – 30 January 2015
Because it is a TV network across Latin America there is a lot of contact with different people and cultures. This job provided me a different point of view regarding the flexibility and good management and the influence of those factors in your productivity and development as employee and human being.
The Hotel Transylvania project should make its mark in the animation industry
CG Animator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 June 2012
Hotel Transylvania was a rushed project, but we made it! Most of the animation was done in Vancouver, Canada. It is a good, fun, and young city to work in, albeit's winters are cold and wet. The summers are said to be fantastic!