CCP Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson
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Pros
  • Great work environment if you're self motivated (in 9 reviews)

  • Generally laid back environment, and with a right manager there is ample room for professional development (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management are fond of their catchphrases and "motivational" words (in 6 reviews)

  • The upper management is totally clueless (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Office Administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CCP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Terrible project management, low salary


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people, shaky leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Concept Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Concept Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The most talented core development team I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Lack of overall project vision led to years of wasted development and ultimate project cancellation.

    Advice to Management

    Hold senior management more accountable when projects fail to release on time.


  3. Great company!!

    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work there are nice and very open for help

    Cons

    the company was having economic problems, meaning that a lot of cutbacks were made

    Advice to Management

    There should be more exposure for employees


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  5. Trust Employees and Great Perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CCP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees were left to do their work with out a much corporate intervention

    Cons

    Amazing benefits and free lunch every day


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dev Engineer

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    Current Employee - Devops in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Devops in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environemnt, free meals!

    Cons

    There's not much of listening to feedback. Every-time we come up to suggestions it gets ignored. The game is slowly getting less focused, while they keep trying to get into new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback and your customers!


  7. Helpful (1)

    A company plagued by its legacy, but still not without potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally laid back environment, and with a right manager there is ample room for professional development.

    Cons

    CCP is steadily losing ground to competitors. It is getting progressively harder to hire employees to work in Iceland, and the local talent is not enough to compensate the brain drain at all levels. So far the company was not able to replicate the runaway success of EVE Online, and the future is not looking bright.


  8. Helpful (2)

    low salary and lots of incompetent producers and managers, including the CEO...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free lunch and company trip

    Cons

    Low pay. An ego-inflating, can't-look-himself-in-the-mirror CEO. Seriously, after so many layoffs in the past couple of years and stagnant revenue growth, why is the CEO still on the job? He would've been fired already if this were a public company. I guess the board is just as clueless.

    Advice to Management

    replace the CEO or sell the whole company


  9. Helpful (3)

    Downhill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing intellectual properties, highly appealing perks. The company was an undisputed leader in its field in the years preceding my employment. With upcoming titles in development (already announced publicly), there is still a chance that the company will be able to recover some stability in the near to midterm future.

    Cons

    Increasingly frequent downsizing, inability to deliver. The company stumbled once shortly before I joined, and in retrospect never managed to recover.

    Advice to Management

    CCP has been managed on a steadily downward path for many years. Numerous people who started as true believers left completely disillusioned.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Incompetent execute leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees 'on the ground' are passionate, talented, and really bond not just at work but outside of it and include spouses and family.

    Cons

    The executive board is incompetent and has never held itself accountable for its mistakes and bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you: Quit. Stop ignoring and sidelining leaders who challenge your bad logic and choices and LISTEN instead.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Fun place to work but not serious developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CCP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company holidays are great! every couple years they fly everyone to some great resort for a fantastic time! The working environment is relaxed, and very flexible working schedule. Their core game is fun to play, and the fans are fantastic to work with. You certainly feel like your work is making a difference.

    Cons

    The management is challenged, they have a garage game mentality with triple A budgets and team size. This causes erratic and inconsistent decision making. Management is focused so much on feeling good that they are incapable of actually sorting through all the information and making informed decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring and promoting managers who promote communication, and deliver results over those who just make people feel good.



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