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Good place to work, but over-managed

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

* Lots of talented developers * Friendly company culture * Capable of producing excellent games

Cons

* Too much middle-management * Short dev cycles * Rapid turnover

Advice to Management

Cut down on middle management. Focus on retaining and empowering key staff.

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  1. Safe job but a bad attitude to crunch.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Secure job due to predictable release schedule of their two big franchise games. Devotion to ensuring the games are of highest quality. Overtime pay and milestone bonuses.

    Cons

    Crunch was practically included in the development schedule from the outset and treated as a normal part of work. Studio is in the middle of nowhere, making the commute difficult. A reliance on outsourcing for most of the asset creation work, means that it's a bad place for someone looking to improve their art skills.

    Advice to Management

    Show more consideration for your employees' work-life balance.


  2. The people made it bearable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Codemasters full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    great staff at lower levels, opportunities for advancement, nice canteen

    Cons

    below average pay, above average hours, in the middle of nowhere


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