- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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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.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Volition (Champaign, IL).
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.
- If you were sealed in this room, with no form of communication with the outside, how would you attempt to get out? Answer Question
They said they couldn't pay more than their flat starting rate for temp testers.
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