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Dan Cermak
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    Current Employee - Artist III in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Artist III in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Volition full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    Been here 6 months now, time to do a review.

    I've been growing a lot here. Management is great. Feels less 'clicky' than my last studio. I'm taken seriously in my role. People value me. The studio invests in it's core values. The studio also invests in me and I feel like there's good work life balance. Nice geeky gamer culture and plenty of people to play board games with. Strong presence at GDC and the like. You're encouraged to do side projects and attend conferences.

    GREAT location, middle of downtown, you're never board here. I actually like Champaign a lot and I've lived in huge west coast cities. I love it here. Low cost of living.

    Cons

    Because of my position I've had to do some (minimal) crunching. More than my last studio but way less than really bad crunching (80-120 hour weeks over the course of several months). If you come here you might feel pressured to crunch a week here and there even though there's no official crunch.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people. That investment and personal growth is why I want to stay.


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    Temp QA Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Volition (Champaign, IL).

    Interview

    Job posting on their company website, hiring for temp gig for 1-2 years. Submitted resume and cover letter, got a response asking to write answers to a questionnaire- things like briefly review a game and talk about its strengths and weaknesses, how do you approach challenges, how much do you game, how would you troubleshoot a technical issue. Called back to set up interview, met with two QA Supervisors; pretty straight-forward conversation about previous experience and interests. Played a buggy build of an old project while they watched, and was expected to call-out bugs as they came up.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were sealed in this room, with no form of communication with the outside, how would you attempt to get out?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They said they couldn't pay more than their flat starting rate for temp testers.

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Website www.volition-inc.com
Headquarters Champaign, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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