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Fun times, but no room to grow.

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Former Employee - 3D Scan Technician in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - 3D Scan Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Capture Team was amazing to work with.
Equipment provided was usually cutting edge.
Got to work with interesting people from other parts of the entertainment industry.
get to scan interesting items.
Isolated from Corporate and Developer Drama

Cons

No room to grow (no junior, senior, or lead positions).
Isolation meant it was hard to connect to Developers and learn new skills.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally, great people working hard and committed, but highly dysfunctional organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Treyarch

    Pros

    fun products
    committed colleagues willing to go the extra mile
    tactically, the best at retail
    good a focusing on the big opportunities
    generally talented people

    Cons

    little or no strategic vision
    generally, low integrity environment
    highly politicized atmosphere
    non-existent HR function
    employees are fungible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and articulate a strategic vision
    Be honest with employees about what you are and are not trying to be as a company
    Focus on development and career paths (unless that's not what you are seeking to do - in which case see the prior comment)

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of learning opportunities but you will spend a lot of time at work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Treyarch

    Pros

    It may be second to Infinity Ward in the video game world but you're still making AAA games. Making a game that gets played by millions around the world is no joke. You'll learn a lot about making amazing games and working with some amazing people. If you're good at what you do then you rise to the top quickly and get noticed.

    Cons

    Crunch is the biggest problem with this studio. They over do it and burn people out quickly. Unfortunately it's now part of the culture and the employees expect it and do it without question. They're also living in the shadow of Infinity Ward and have problems with innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize and plan ahead. There are way too many people working there, so cut some of the dead weight. Allow designers to design the game without producers taking over. No one HAS to crunch. When you crunch it shows that you don't know how to plan correctly and you don't know how to stop feature creep.

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