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3 people found this helpful  

Free Dinners - 'Cause you'll be crunching

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

Pros

AAA Game known by all
Generally talented employees wanting to make great games
Project bonuses for those that give up their lives

Cons

Culture of fear, power consolidation, and extreme crunch
Production driven, very little opportunity for innovation
Stagnant vision from creatives - too scared of upsetting ATVI

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with openness and respect. Rampant turnover will continue stifling quality and creativity as long as the crunch culture is in effect.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cruel and fearful environment

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    Former Employee - Art Lead  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Art Lead in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Learned much about delivering product, what it takes to get it done. Nice location. Original owners were amazing leaders and great men. The company it was prior to the addition of their latest franchise was a very different and creative place.

    Cons

    Team run through fear and intimidation, with yearly layoffs despite selling the biggest selling game of all time two titles running. Power heavily consolidated among an extremely small upper level group, making creative contribution nearly impossible. Mid level management leads hold on to power through careful review tactics that keep the ambitious at bay.

    You will be run you right out of the company for not being a yes man. As a lower level manager, no dissent was welcome, no matter how well informed.

    Many have worked so many hours that it has damaged home and personal life. The personal cost of working here is tremendous. You might think this to be sour grapes, but the volume of shared opinion among former employees contradicts that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act. Very mean, cruel, and harsh towards employees who helped build this successful franchise. Your reputation throughout the industry is very very poor, in spite of your commercial success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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