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Helpful (1)

Better than most for this City, but leaves a little to be desired

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Environment Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Environment Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Capcom Vancouver full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

It has proven to be a fun and positive environment to work in. Lots of perks and company events and great benefits.

Cons

Key to success very much seems to be who you know and not what you do for the company. Your reputation among upper management is the single most important element in career growth.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great Teams, Horrible Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, and a very welcoming atmosphere
    Lots of activities and clubs to join within the company

    Cons

    There is a complete disconnect between management and the teams
    Recent growth happened too rapidly and employees became disgruntled
    Milestones aren't met and blame is passed around/passed down

    Advice to Management

    Talk openly and honestly with your teams rather than hosting quarterly meetings to discuss new opportunities that will never be heard of again

  2. Helpful (2)

    Trying to be AAA, but not sure how.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Capcom Vancouver full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady employment in the tough Vancouver market.

    Lots of board games for lunch breaks.

    Cheap Beer.

    Cons

    Studio is heavily mired in ego and politics. There is a common rule of "don't rock the boat". Don't bring up your issues with management on changes in direction. Don't try to implement better team management and work practices. Just keep your head down, talk about your issues outside of the office and do your work.

    Deadlines are consistently ignored, and blame is shifted downwards. Project managers have a hard time with task management. Engine is also very primitive. The tech really needs to be updated to support a AAA title.

    If Vancouver had more competition, this studio would have a hard time keeping their staff. The management in charge of this studio does not have a great amount of experience doing AAA titles, and are making some very odd decisions. Dead Rising 2 missed multiple deadlines for Capcom, resulting in no bonuses for staff (even though it was dangled like a carrot many times).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and invest in proper per-production and engine building. Do blind surveys on employee satisfaction.

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