Treyarch

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4 people found this helpful  

I learned a lot, but I would never do it again.

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Former Employee - Associate Producer in Eden Prairie, MN
Former Employee - Associate Producer in Eden Prairie, MN

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

Pros

I learned more in my first 6 months than most people learn in years about the gaming industry. As an Associate Producer, I was put in charge of games nearly right away with a minimal of oversight. If you do well, you'll quickly get the opportunity to assist/lead multiple titles at a time. You'll get the opportunity to provide input and opinions on high profile titles as well.

Cons

The hours and crunch will...be...brutal. My first year, I put in 4 months of 6-7 days per week crunch (10-14 hour days early on, ramped up to 12-16 hour days near releases). My second year, I crunched nearly non-stop for 7 months, including more than a few monstrous 24+ hour marathon shifts. Due to the fact that my off-site developers and vendors were everywhere from East Europe to China, I was constantly working off hours to set up conference calls at any time of the day or night.

Due to the location in Minnesota, wages are not competitive to the rest of the industry. Pay and work/life balance are both common complaints from within this studio. The culture can be very aggressive and the humor can be quite scathing, even more than other gamedevs/publishing studios.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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    Approves of CEO
  2. 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)

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