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5 February 2020

What is the salary like at Cinesite?

Pros

* You can work on some fun projects and can have good portfolio from projects. * They learn from previous projects and want to bring more existing Feature Animation projects. * Lots of international talents all around the world, such as France, Spain, Mexico, US, Japan and England etc.. * Mixture of good talents and juniors. * You can learn from good talented artists. * As their Animation is sort of newish, they have worked with seniors and leads who didn't know what they were doing. They had to wipe off some bad seniors and leads. * Free coffee, drinks and snacks

Cons

* Salary is low. Even lower than some TV animation studios. I assume that they are saving money to invest on their IPs and expanding. However, they don't value artists. I get 1 week extension for another contract. They can use talents like toilet papers. So don't be emotionally attached otherwise you will hurt yourself. * They have a creative director/producer from LA who acts super positive and energetic in front of the crew but talked behind back instead of being honest and sincere with people. No one wants to work with him and I've seen people who worked under him and artists left because of him. I don't understand why they still haven't fired him although he made toxic environment. I guess he has connection in the industry? But why he moved to Montreal then? Maybe bad rep in LA? In tech, I've seen they do performance review and if they find someone in bad rep, they let them go immediately and keep everyone in safe and healthy environment. They should apply this in Animation industry as well. * There is no benefit, which I think it was super weird, especially this size of the company. * Montreal is cost of living is lower than other Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver so they use this as excuse to pay their employee as low as possible. *

Advice to Management

Be respectful to people who you work with. Don't act like you are boss and treat artists as factory workers. At the end you are just another employee too.

* Montreal is cost of living is lower than other Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver so they use this as excuse to pay their employee as low as possible.

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