Bardel Entertainment Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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3.4
72%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, occasionally fun projects, not too much OT(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good place to start a career in animation(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "In animation, though your hours may be flexible, you may be doing a lot of unpaid overtime(in 15 reviews)

  • "They often demand unpaid overtime and are unwilling to address bad professional practices including sexism from stronger animators(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "The studio has changed from what it once was."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Storyboard Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great rates. Kind people. Fair deadlines. Awesome Projects.

    Cons

    A tiny bit disorganized but the artists don't pay for it, they often extend the project so it doesn't fall on the artists now.

    Bardel Entertainment Response

    March 1, 2021Senior Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share feedback! We appreciate hearing about your personal experience. We are glad to learn that you enjoy working with your team members and that you love the projects! Our development team works hard to bring in high-caliber projects. Additionally, we care very deeply for our employees and are doing our best to hear what challenges our artists are facing, and how we can streamline processes for efficiency. We've recently launched a Transparency Committee whose goal is to foster a work environment where employees feel open to feedback based on trust and respectful communication. We will use the findings to make positive changes in the company.

  2. "Bardel Reveiw"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Layout Artist in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to start animation at.

    Cons

    Not enough consistent work for layout artists.


  3. "PA at Bardel"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and projects

    Cons

    Odd management and policies for myself and others

  4. "Little Depresing place"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animator in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Too much over time, mostly a cold attitude

  5. "Good to get your foot in the door."

    2.0
    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get hired and get good credits on popular shows ; Not alot of hassle from management.

    Cons

    Very aloof management; Not much room for growth or stability; Mostly junior staff.

  6. "Great place to learn animation"

    3.0
    Former Employee - 3D Animator 

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    A lot of talented animators here to learn from

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work unexpected overtime

  7. "Great environment to work at, supportive colleagues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Friendly teammates, Not severe OT up until now (this prob varies depending on the projects), supportive sups

    Cons

    Some delay in-between projects which would require you to hang on to EI for some time. Thankfully, they always manage to find shows for us to work on

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Bardel Entertainment part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always surrounded by fun, creative people Annual company events Snack and coffee bar

    Cons

    Toxic culture in upper management

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  9. "Great place to work, enjoy and learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bardel is a company that impulse you to be a better artist, they make you feel in a big family and have a nice policy of worker wellness

    Cons

    I can't complaint about Bardel, I am very greatfull worked there

  10. "Best people in the industry!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bardel Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The leads, the tech team, the admin staff- all helpful and friendly. I feel like I've worked here forever!

    Cons

    Not their fault, but working remotely is hard. I keep seeing pictures of in-studio events and wish I had been here then!

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