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9 English reviews out of 9

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27 January 2020

Pros

Great projects from a lot of good places. Plenty of opportunities. Issues are resolved where possible. Hours are good.

Cons

At present, located in a basement so say goodbye to that vitamin D.

Great projects from a lot of good places.

27 January 2020

Reviewed by: 3D Generalist in London, England (Current Employee)

26 February 2019

Pros

Great atmosphere and very nice people to work with ! I love my job as a receptionist and the challenges that come with it. Most people are super friendly and well behaved. I aspire to climb up the ladder and feel supported in that way. Management team is accommodating and willing to compromise.

Cons

Not good if you can't handle working in a fast-paced environment.

Advice to Management

Team spirit is the key to success !

Most people are super friendly and well behaved.

26 February 2019

Reviewed by: Receptionist in Montreal, QC (Current Employee)

21 August 2019

Pros

Can meet a lot of great people

Cons

A lot of those people quickly become ex-colleagues

Advice to Management

Offer valuable training more often, to everyone

Can meet a lot of great people

21 August 2019

Reviewed by: Production Coordinator in Canada (Current Employee)

8 February 2019

Pros

The artists are super cool and welcoming !

Cons

Micromanaging and nightmare time for a Runner

Advice to Management

Even if you give your 110% and exceed the expectation as a Runner, the management team will always find something wrong about you, they don't care at all about the team spirit and the trust is so essential to have in a team and most of all toward your lead. The Runner position is not something complicated. Everyone can do it but for them, they will give you a hard time about it ; constant micromanaging on every task they give you and even if you try to put a little bit of leadership, to do a task on your proper will when you know how to do something that will solve an issue for the artists, your lead will smash you and make you feel your are in the wrong by saying a bunch of reasons that don't make sense. They want to control you, to make you feel that your are on the edge at every moment. I don't recommend this place at all ! They need to make radical change toward the way they treat the Runners. I cannot believe that in 2019 they still have business with this kind of management ! You need to be already an artist and be hire in a department to enjoy the place, otherwise, forget about it !

The artists are super cool and welcoming !

8 February 2019

Reviewed by: Runner in Montreal, QC (Former Employee)

28 June 2019

Pros

-Open and accepting environment: They make it well known they are a studio that has zero tolerance for harassment. They take the extra step to confirm your pronouns when you interview with them and when they hire you. It is of high priority to create an environment that does not tolerate discrimination against anyone’s age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, or otherwise. -Friendly coworkers: Talented individuals who come from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences in the industry. Contribute to high quality work. -Paid OT: There is no pressure to do it if you are unable to commit to it. They also order meals from Lazymeal or reimburse you if you decide to order your own from another source. -Nice facilities: Their new building is very nice and well-kept. The kitchen is a decent size and has plenty of utensils and appliances to help you prepare your morning drinks and meals. -Cheeky Beers: Last Friday of the month is a beer Friday. Optional, but a good way to mingle and introduce yourself with coworkers from other departments.

Cons

-Unclear about the upcoming projects and extending employment within the company: I understand it was a busy time, but there was never any real indication from the superiors or management if there was going to be a new project to be rolled onto after my contract had ended. -Assets between studios were not always compatible: The project I had worked on had shared assets between two different studios whose pipelines were run differently. This caused some confusion and difficulties when working on the sequences that involved these foreign assets. -Only Half&Half Coffee Cream provided in kitchen: Okay, I know this really isn’t a con, and more of a nitpick, but it would’ve been nice to have a mix of milk, almond/soy milk, and cream stocked and provided in the fridge. It would be beneficial to those who would like to prepare cereal for breakfast, use milk in their tea or coffee, or be an option for those who are lactose intolerant or have dietary restrictions like vegans.

Advice to Management

Try to be a bit more transparent about possible upcoming projects so people know if they have to look for future employment elsewhere ahead of time. Work on synching up your pipeline and workflow techniques with your other studios if you are looking to distribute the work of the projects between studios again. Otherwise, keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing your future films.

Optional, but a good way to mingle and introduce yourself with coworkers from other departments.

28 June 2019

Reviewed by: Shot Finalist in Vancouver, BC (Former Employee)

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9 English reviews out of 9