Keywords International

  www.keywordsintl.com
  www.keywordsintl.com
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A great time with some really nice people, room for improvement.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Localisation Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Localisation Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Keywords International as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

You get to work on games that haven't been released yet. You also work on behalf of a variety of companies, so unlike standard QA you don't have to work on one companies trash all the time.
You get to work with the testing/development machines.
The managers are really great and you will go far if you are enthusiastic.
Very relaxed atmosphere and you are awarded some common-sense flexibility.
Free coffee and a games room!
You can be officially credited for certain games you work on.

Cons

NDA's are restrictive, but a necessary evil.
Due to high turnaround and trust issues, internet is restricted.
It's tough work, and you are locked into contracts.
Work does not always present itself for your language, you may spend 4 out of 12 months without a job, or maybe even more.
Some clients are not nice at all, they will ask for the impossible.
Unless you are exceptional and stay on for a long period, don't expect any pay increases.
The work is a lot tougher than people make out.
The excessive overtime can really stress people out on some projects, even make them ill.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The managers can be very disorganized.
It's also discouraging to work your ass off and find one of the project managers slacking on facebook and laughing. The managers may keep themselves busy with emails a lot but they do slack and distance themselves from the team.
You really need to be a lot more organised and professional - but please stay informal :)

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    Good people, not too good work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Keywords International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people
    Multicultural and accepting community
    Keywords fixed housing for contract workers
    Good atmosphere within teams

    Cons

    Chaotic organizing
    Little or no training depending on when you start working
    A lot of people come and go, you don't work with the same team during an entire project
    Working was sometimes very intense and at other times you had nothing to do (this depends on the customer more than the company)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A great place to work in

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Game Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Game Tester in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Keywords International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very kind , appreciative and understanding
    very multicultural atmosphere
    great team work envoirnment

    Cons

    Could be more organised
    Alot of the work is dependent on a good internet connection which is lacking

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