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The video game industry is the most dynamic and exciting sector of the entertainment industry, but...

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Ubisoft maintains its small company roots despite being the 3rd largest third-party publisher in the world. The people are real and the culture is phenomenal for those who either do not care for a corporate atmosphere or are looking to retreat from a corporate atmosphere. Working in the fastest growth sector of the entertainment industry is exciting and dynamic. And being part of the maturation process of an otherwise unsophisticated and still-maturing industry (and company) provides a TREMENDOUS learning opportunity.

Cons

Being French-owned with its HQ in Paris, the cultural differences adds a complexity to the workplace regardless of what function you are in. The French are known for their bureaucracy and Ubisoft is no different. However, the US subsidiary maintains enough independence to dilute this redtape so one is not completely flustered and frustrated. The 9 hour time difference also makes it challenging to maintain a completely "open-communication/voice-to-voice" environment.

Advice to Management

As a company grows and begins competiting with the "big dogs" of an industry, its people must either adapt or move on. Senior management must recognize that competency is not a nice to have for a large organization. As such, they must take more hard looks at their staff and replace ineffective employees with high performers who want to work in this face paced industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Ubisoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good environnement and industry, more incentives will make it great"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ubisoft is very informal: you could get in touch zwith a top manager without referring to all the hierachy. It is as well very international with studios everywhere and people from several countries working here. As the industry is growing, it is quite interesting. And the company have a long term perspective on the market versus more short term driven US competitiors.

    Cons

    But, salaries increase are low as is internal promotion which is mostly not managed (you have to do it all by yourself) and their is a lack of detection of AAA talents.

    Advice to Management

    Have a HR team in charge of detection fast growing talents to help them to grow faster


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ubisoft - a great place to learn.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The games they make there are fabulous. They try to balance sequels with the expansion of their own IP and are always open to suggestions and thoughts from their employees. The managers I had there ALWAYS made me feel valued, appreciated and gave me helpful feedback to improve myself at the same time.

    Cons

    The US offices and European offices are not equal in terms of salary or time off. It's hard to know you get 2 weeks vacation in the US and your European counterpart gets 8 for the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't be quite so obvious about how much more money and vacation time the French office gets - it makes your employees in your other offices feel less valued.


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