GameView Studios Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
18 Reviews

3.3
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  1.  

    it was a unique professional experience.

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    Former Employee - Artist  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Artist in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at GameView Studios part-time

    Pros

    interesting individuals to collaborate with on creative projects.

    Cons

    the parent company is in Canada.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people. Too bad office was closed.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameView Studios

    Pros

    Generous benefits. Low key atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company shut their doors so we were all let go.

  3.  

    Great learning experience in a friendly environment.

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    Former Employee - SQAE  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - SQAE in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I worked at GameView Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enhances ones management skills as well technical.

    Cons

    Few senior are indulged in dirty politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on small projects.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    If you weigh the pros and cons, its a good company to be in

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I have been working at GameView Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1- A lot of quick learning.
    2- You can easily switch projects and get knowledge of different technologies.
    3- Salary is usually transferred on time. (One day before the month starts or on 1st)
    4- Salaries above market average.
    5- Very clean toilets (separate for girls).
    6- Structure of organisation is very good. Well defined admin, accounts and HR departments.
    7- Communications are almost always done on emails.

    Cons

    1- Unrealistic deadlines.
    2- Say your family goodbye if you are in this company.
    3- Not many senior people here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to take the junior guys into confidence and be transparent with them.
    Try to be realistic about the deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Software Quality Assurance Engineer

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    Former Employee - SQAE  in  Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - SQAE in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I worked at GameView Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - A good salary for fresh graduates.
    - Friendly people
    - Good learning opportunity
    - Meals provided for employees.
    - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Ladies were allowed to leave early but men were often asked to work longer hours.
    - No extra pay for working overtime. On one occasion, I went to work from 8am and came back on 2am the next day. A female colleague of mine worked normal hours but still earned higher pay because she had one more year experience than me.
    - The applications are dull.
    - Management does not respond to suggestions to improve the application.
    - Employees weren't adequately rewarded or acknowledged for their hard work.
    - High level of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management should be more in-touch and patient with employee attitudes.
    - Management should be more decisive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Once a great place, now thanks to Irfan Virk, one of the worst places to work

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I have been working at GameView Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Nice benefits
    -Top performing games
    -Decent payscale

    Cons

    -Irfan Virk is the biggest conman. He has been cheating DeNA by spinning off other companies and taking GameView's best engineers to those. He even fired some people who were involved in freelancing and then tried to hire some of the good ones for his other ventures.
    -Really abusive and vengeful management and Irfan Virk leads the pack
    -Immature managment decisions
    -Low quality of life, late sittings, you will hardly see your family
    -Office politics is rampant
    -Unrealistic deadlines given for projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Irfan, please learn to be ethical, humble and care about your employees. We are not your slaves. You pay us to do a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    All that glitters is not gold

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I worked at GameView Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Environment is good and people are helpful, atleast in Lahore office
    - Salary and Benefits are much better as compared to the competitors
    - Hired employees are of top notch so when some discussions that take place, one gets to learn some new things

    Cons

    - Hire people more than required, and then down-size the company saying DeNA wills it
    - Politics is at its very best at GVS
    - Higher Management can do whatever they want, and in the end the juniors suffer
    - Senior people are so busy in their petty quarrels that they dont even care about the project they are heading
    - Late sittings are part of the culture and some people even enjoy sitting late (pathetic)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like kids and put aside your differences. Also, get some life and give some as well. GVS is a big name, if you cant improve its reputation, atleast sustain it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Salary, excellent benefits, good management, high work load

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameView Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent benefits
    good salary
    good management

    Cons

    late sittings and weekends on as your life is only for gvs
    unrealistic deadlines due to which late sittings occur.
    working on ngcore tool, which is not used by other companies, so if u quit gvs, means you can not tell anyone what i have learnt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know that this work can be done in 5 days by working 40hours/day, then how can you always say developers to complete this in 3 or 4 days, which can't be done without late and weekend sitting.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior S/W Engineer, S/W Lead - Won't ever Rate this company Zero star, rating should be negative.

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    Former Employee - S/W Engineer  in  Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - S/W Engineer in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I worked at GameView Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No Pros at all except so called high salary that is merely 8-10% above market. ( Market means all good companies)

    Cons

    - Late sittings 90-95% of days, extremely tense environement.
    - Extremely High level of office politics
    - Haphazard work.
    - Childish and totally worthless management in offshore (Karachi / Lahore) and US / Canada offices.
    - extremely unfair way of treating employees, They will insult employees daily and will not at all appreciate them on greatest of achievement.s.
    - Karachi office has a very inexperience, and a person with bad attitude on Top.
    - Stupid way of decision making.
    - No life for employees, they want you to work for them round the clock,
    - Total lack of planning in execution of projects.
    - Unlimited blame games among employees, especially senior ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life OR don't spoil lives of people by showing off to them and ultimately hiring them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lahore (Pakistan)

    I have been working at GameView Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pakistan's Leading Game Developer
    Extreme opportunities for learning and career growth
    Wide range of technologies related to Game Development

    Cons

    Very Strict Deadlines
    Childish Managerial Decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make long lasting decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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