Capcom Vancouver

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Ineffective management at best, toxic at worst

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Some great, talented people on the dev teams
Good games
OK studio facility
Good pay
(You ask for 20 words minimum but it's hard to come up with more pros than the above so writing this sentence to fulfill the word minimum)

Cons

All the other reviews pretty much sum it up. The biggest problem is inflated egos and office politics at the senior level. The people who get promoted to the top are generally those who ask no questions and simply tow the line for top execs. Questionable HR practices, and also a tendency to rid themselves of experienced pros who might dare to have an opinion, and replace them with junior people who are inevitably cheaper and easier to tell what to do, but less experienced so will ultimately affect quality and probably the studio long term.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some time off to really examine your HR and business practices over the last couple of years. People are too scared to say it for fear of losing their jobs but most people there are unhappy with the way you run the place.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    a mini EA Canada in culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    works on sequeal of a title with name recognition
    decent office building

    Cons

    poisonous politics culture.
    employees treated like any other disposable assets.
    poor quality code base that i had to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most are from EA canada nearby. Same culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Far and away the worst management at any place I've ever worked

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

    I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Vancouver a great city to work and live in if you can afford it; good people outside of EPs and senior management; beer on the premises. Once you do time here, any other company you work at afterwards will feel like heaven by comparison and you'll always have this useful reference point for how bad a workplace can get.

    Cons

    Where to begin? The other reviews here pretty much tell it true: the laughably obsolete tech, candor invariably punished, promotions and filling of senior positions based entirely on lack of creative credentials, goal-posts are in constant flux (which is never acknowledged) and arrived at by whimsy. The intelligent flee or are miserable. Dread permeates every meeting. Unrelenting staff turnover. Creative paralysis with periodic whirlwinds of chaos and power jockeying. No vision, sense of direction, vision or accountability at the top tiers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and reward talent rather than sycophancy. Get rid of institutionalized practices of self-destruction. Admit the root of the company's most systemic problems is staring at you in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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