Sucker Punch Productions

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perhaps the best experience Ive had in my 7 years making games

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environment Artist ( Modeler ) in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Environment Artist ( Modeler ) in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sucker Punch Productions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Suckerpunch has been the best studio Ive worked for in my career.
    The staff are welcoming and a pleasure to work with. Upper management has made sure that the people who really know their stuff are in leadership roles. Ideas and brainstorming are encouraged. The quality of art is top notch and I feel privileged to have worked here.

    Cons

    Usually, wherever one works, there are negatives, but in this case I really cant think of any.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    At Sucker Punch I get to have fun, make awesome stuff, and work with really smart people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Sucker Punch Productions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    SP has a big focus on productivity and pushes itself with respect to quality.

    Everyone can have a positive effect on the quality of the game.

    Cooperation is a big focus, with fairly tactically minimal management intrusion.

    SP has less crunch compared to most of the industry (pretty minimal).

    There are lots people with families at SP and that is reflected in the games we make (have not made an M rated game).

    Cons

    You have to be able to get over your ego to succeed here (pro for me).

    Requires constant effort to learn and improve quality of work (pro for me, but not for everyone).

    SP is not averse to cutting under-performing staff if things can't be improved. This is painful, but seemingly unavoidable in a competitive industry.

    SP has increased in size over the years and communication across the team has sometimes suffered.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic team. Most organized game industry company I've been with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Sucker Punch Productions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sucker Punch is great. We have a great talent pool and everyone communicates plainly. It's been very easy to feel comfortable and very much at *home* when at work.
    I've been at a few varying studios in the games industry, and Sucker Punch has easily been the best experience yet.

    Cons

    Every company has a few frustrations. Sucker punch has very few. If I were to choose something, I'd say that design decisions can sometimes feel counterproductive - but this is true at most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making sure that passion is poured into games and that they grow on all fronts. As one of the top AAA studios, remember that the world expects breathtaking, inspired, and truly passionately, lovingly-created experiences.

    It only becomes more and more important that each upcoming game holds meaning, and is an experience, and art piece, and a real sense of emotion. Video games are no longer simple entertainment. The video game is a platform, a medium, to portray ideas and stories and experiences and touch lives and minds. For some, they shape our view of the world, and spark inspiration, and that should never be taken lightly.

    You've been doing a great job so far.

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    Sucker Punch Productions Response

    Jan 17, 2014EE Relations

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are looking to make cultural and organizational shifts that will enable us to elevate the products' success to the next level. Glad to have ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sucker Punch Productions exceeded high expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sucker Punch Productions

    Pros

    Brilliant people. I have tremendous respect for everyone in this studio. I had the opportunity to be creative, learn, and interact freely with any team member. Overall, the greatest group of people you'll find in a game studio.
    Positive work environment, great culture. Friendly and fun.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing to note.

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