Infinity Ward

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Great learning experience but terrible creative environment

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Former Employee - Project Lead in Encino, CA
Former Employee - Project Lead in Encino, CA

I worked at Infinity Ward full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Fantastic compensation, good advancement opportunity to those willing to grow and learn, and plenty of resources and budget to get the job done. High profile studio name and franchises to work on that allow for good experience on large budget / large audience games. Free food in the kitchen and great studio amenities for the team (large kitchen, game room, theater, gym).

Cons

Creative culture is lacking due to projects confined to specific genres and mechanics and determined by publisher. Decisions, business and creative, are decided by committee on publisher level (too many cooks in the kitchen syndrome). Highly political environment focused on profit margins rather than design innovation. No freedom of expression in design, concepts, or new ideas. Business focused management out of touch with the creative and passionate side of the industry. Frequent crunch periods.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage creative innovation through open design exploration, game jam teams, experimental feature lists, and break off groups for new IPs or concepts. Listen to employees and creatives regarding creative fatigue and allow those employees an outlet for their creative frustrations.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Current Employee - Game Designer
    Current Employee - Game Designer

    I have been working at Infinity Ward full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, healthy environment, Friendly people

    Cons

    Long work hours, Extreme Dead lines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Best company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Visual Effects Artist in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Visual Effects Artist in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Infinity Ward full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, highly competitive salary and benefits. Incredibly talented and passionate group of people in the industry!
    Amazing project to work on with some of the minds that invented the most popular franchise in the entertainment history: Call of Duty! Fun work place with lots of amenities, parties and outdoor activities organization. Great technology to work with and ability to contribute to.

    Incredible sense of 'family' within everybody in the company from developers to high management. It's a company that believe in actions and not in mere words and talents will always be rewarded anytime it deserve. Great sense of justice and everybody share a strong vision and knowledge.

    Cons

    Long hours are needed during the last period but no surprise when you are working for such a big and well know franchise!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are just amazing, best managers in the industry!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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