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Former Employee - Customer Support in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Customer Support in Raleigh, NC

I worked at Ubisoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Great games after getting rid of the shovel-ware

Cons

-HR is a joke, they do not follow policies that are put into place to protect an employee
-There is no mentoring to help people in their dream jobs
-Mangers do not do their jobs, push the work on the people underneath them, then complain when it is not completed
-They say their is a college reimbursement program, but not one person who signed up for it has gotten it
-They choose to play hardball with studios that are part of the same publisher when things are not going their way
-There is no way to get out of a position into another one
-Secretive about everything, they do not share things with the employees, used to be very open
-They allow racist comments towards other employees in front of HR, nothing was done
-Ideas on how to improve work flow are stolen from the employees and no credit is given to them, saw this numerous times
-HR is hardly around, doesn't understand geek and nerd culture, always talks down to you
-Not allowed to really leave your desk or take a break with out HR and Mangers flipping out.
-People who are able to multitask and have multiple things going on get their chewed out for multitasking
-Inter office politics is a terrible thing here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to your employees, follow policies, stick up for your employees, help them get to their dream jobs.

I have had numerous current employees at a number of locations who have stated that they will be looking for other employment. Some have told me that they never again wish to work at a video game company simply because of how they are being treated.

The sad thing about this company is the fact how quickly they can push away talent people, its happening in all of their studios.

Although the games that are coming out are going to sell well, they really are making a lose simply because they treat people like a number and not a person.

The BEST suggestion I have for upper management and Im talking CEO level travel to these small studios and seriously see what is going on.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company! Interns are not guaranteed a full-time job after completing your internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a fun and relaxed environment. You get to see and play games before they even come out. As an intern you get to have many responsibilities, which is good if you're hard-working and want to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Interns are underpaid employees... A full-time job after your internship is not guaranteed even if you do a great job and your manager loves you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A great place to work, but not without its problems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft

    Pros

    The work/life balance is fantastic. Any long hours were there for a reason that made sense and didn't break employees. Lots of understanding about personal time (doctor appointments, kids needing to be picked up at school, etc.), so long as it didn't impact your work. Lots of great relationships formed with co-workers. Super fun events based on company IP to keep things interesting for employees.

    Cons

    The same slow-moving processes you get at any big, international company that's been around for decades. Things don't move quickly - and in the current state of the industry, if you snooze, you lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications in the office are pretty good. Communications between offices could be better.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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