Capcom Vancouver
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www.capcomvancouver.com Burnaby, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Worst, narcissist management in my long career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time

Pros- There are some nice, friendly people in the dev teams.
- Good benefit package
- Good facility
- Possibility of a decent salary. Depends who you know.
- I'm not there anymore

ConsLike all the reviews, management is downright terrible and evil.

See the definition of narcissist and that is what you get in a nutshell.

Some but not all of the cons of management at Capcom Vancouver are:

- The majority are a bunch of ex- EA castoffs who suddenly are unaccountable and have no one to answer to. Suddenly full of power, they can say or write anything about you, slanderous or not.

Unfortunately, they tend to abuse said power on a regular basis to create a toxic and poisonous environment where people need to be aware of their surroundings before they utter a word lest what they be overheard and is used against them.

- They love promoting the fakes and the talkers from which they can regurgitate intellectual sounding jargon allowing them to look great in front of their peers, making them sound like they understand the game development process, which in fact they don't.

- They view anyone who is not in agreement with their ignorant views to be against them.
They will give them a black mark and that poor employee will be a topic of discussion in the next management meeting.

If all managers are in agreement of getting rid of this petulant worker, there will be a campaign to hunt any transgressions, real or not, and compile them in the workers file to cast a black mark on their character and work ethics, thus making a case for a layoff.

- They love to promote ex QA's into designers because they know less than them, will say yes to everything they say, and thus are easily more manageable than an industry veteran who can make things go smooth if they only let them do their thing.

- The leads are promoted in the same manner as well. The ones that sound the smartest, yet have marginal talents, are truly valued by management.

- Cannot be trusted, hypocritical, and will turn on you depending on which situation will be most beneficial for them.

- Project management, there was none. And if there was anything on the rare schedule, it can change anytime.

- Before upper level management was introduced to the studio, all the games shipped on time. After their introduction, all subsequent games have shipped late. And not just by a few weeks, but by a minimum of 8 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo away from video games. You don't play them, you know nothing about making them, you have no passion for them, and you are only taking a huge salary and bonuses from what could be 2 full time workers who can actually contribute to the game and who deserve it a whole lot more.

As the saying goes "People don't quit their jobs, they quit their managers"

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ineffective management at best, toxic at worst

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Capcom Vancouver full-time for 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Take some time off to really examine your HR and business practices over the last couple of years. People are too scared… 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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a mini EA Canada in culture

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

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


Pros: works on sequeal of a title with name recognition decent office… Cons: poisonous politics culture. employees treated like any other disposable assets. poor quality… Advice to Senior Management: most are from EA canada nearby. Same culture. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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