Capcom Vancouver
2.4 of 5 15 reviews
www.capcomvancouver.com Burnaby, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Decent pay doesn't make up for terrible development experience

Developer (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

ProsGreat people. Decent pay. Studio BBQs. Great art department. Capcom IP. HR department finds good people to staff the studio.

ConsThis is not really "Capcom" since they don't share anything with the broader Capcom family of studios. In-house tech is a mess both functionally and at the level of the source code. Development workflows are universally terrible, if they work at all. Promotions are based on how well you mask issues and preach how great everything is.

Design department is a joke. It's staffed with amateurs who contribute bad ideas. Toolset is so archaic they can hardly contribute to the game directly, so maybe this is a good thing.

Executive team comes from design/business background and lack the qualifications to run a studio of this size. Exec team consistently fails to be honest and transparent about state of development in the studio. Execs are constantly shifting blame on 'lazy' workers. They hand promotions to whoever rocks the boat the least. Critics are ostracised, ridiculed and even fired.

Advice to Senior ManagementLicense an engine. Concentrate on workflows instead of 'features'. Trust your employees. Rebuild the design department. Acknowledging issues doesn't make you look weak, it makes you look smart.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Good games, poor processes

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time


    Pros: Rare opportunity to work on games that are actually fun and look good on your resume. Good creative potential, lots… Cons: Very poor code quality, management doesn't realize or care. If you're a coder, you can't excel through the quality of your code. Bugs, OMMs, crashes.… Advice to Senior Management: Work smarter, not harder. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Teams, Horrible Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time


    Pros: Great people, and a very welcoming atmosphere Lots of activities and… Cons: There is a complete disconnect between management and the teams Recent growth happened too… Advice to Senior Management: Talk openly and honestly with your teams rather than hosting quarterly… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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