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Motivated, Friendly, and Inspiring to work with everyone!

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Crystal Dynamics

Pros

They want you to grow. If you express interest in design, programming, or art there are people there willing to help you.
Very chilled and laid back environment (Can be high stress though during crunch time)
I enjoyed the abundance of overtime even though I could see that as a con for some people.

Cons

Deviating, changing, adding designs, features, or systems without giving QA knowledge at the last minute.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate with QA and trust them to do their job.
Producers communicate more with other producers so everyone knows what is going on.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    MIss Managed: The Man Handler

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Crystal Dynamics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Small Company with Friendly Employees
    Bagels every Friday

    Cons

    Maintains a Skeleton Crew, outsourcing a bulk of the work to smaller studios
    Tight budgets and a lot of overtime due to mismanagement
    Too many producers and assistant producers
    Higher positions are currently filled with individuals who aren't going anywhere any time soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your projects
    Prototype designs and stick to what works
    Plan your projects
    Don't stretch your employees thin, hire who you need to get the job done
    Plan your projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    great people full of passion on making great AAA games

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Crystal Dynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of talented people.
    super nice and willing to help.
    passion on making great games.

    Cons

    salary is a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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