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terrible management
animator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 December 2017
The management at this company dont care about their contracters. They cut you down and keep a lazy eye on their projects even though there is a very heavy load under their belt they blame their workers instead of themselves. The office is a sweat shop and the management is disorganized and has fallen apart several times through out he companies recent history
Cons
too much work for individuals - labour laws breached
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fewer long term employees than other animation studios
Line Producer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 September 2017
Bardel's HR management has room for improvement. Its turnover rate is very high and not sure if the past employee information is well kept or not. They don't contact the good past employees to come back to work when they post jobs.

However it is lack of a management, each production LP or PM can motivate his or her team freely.
Pros
Less corporate, more freedom
Cons
lack of fair management
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Great Company to Work For
Lighter/Compositor (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 August 2017
Great Company to work for, not enough positions available within the company at the moment.

They don't have enough employee evaluations so there is never a time to discuss salary raises.
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False Advertisement
2d animator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 August 2017
Bardel falsley advertises their pay for 2d animators. They pretend to encourage work/life balance on one hand yet create a system that assumes you will work overtime by making it impossible to reach quota without doing so. Do not trust this company.
Pros
Co-workers are great! Good IT team.
Cons
Long hours. Low pay. Blames animators.
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Really Stressful
3D Animator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC7 October 2016
For managing work for junior animators was extremely stressful and almost near impossible quotas. Mainly working almost every weekend and very low wages.
Cons
Very long hours
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Unbalanced teams
Harmony Build Artist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 February 2016
The team I was on was pretty ok, but there were many problems with many of the other productions. I had many friends working insanely excessive hours for months with very little compensation. Not only was it the entire team, but it took many months and a complete overhaul before things got fixed and work and schedules were normalized. I still don't think the people were compensated for the 6 day work week and the 10+ hour days. Also pay from each team was not balanced. My team was paid much more for less work than the aforementioned team.

I also was given no notice of the studio "losing the show" I worked on and no chance to move to another team or another production.
Cons
Long hours, unbalanced work
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Fun, Relaxed Workplace with Self Motivated Workers.
Background Paint/Layout Artist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 March 2015
Great Place to work. They are growing fast so there is lots of opportunity to move around. The company has two locations in Vancouver very close to downtown.
Pros
Nice Building, Lots of Employees, Friendly People, Good Lunch Room, Talented People work there.
Cons
Layoffs
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Friendly artists and staff.
artist (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 February 2015
New manager was insecure and treated some individuals unfairly. Management could be more professional. Co-workers were great.
Pros
friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Cons
not treated fairly
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Positive transition from Toronto to Vancouver
Production Coordinator / Assistant Prod. Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 April 2013
Working at Bardel was a great experience in that I was introduced to the industry in Vancouver, from Toronto, in a supportive, productive and constructive environment.
Pros
great management
Cons
challenging team mates
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