Ludia Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
9 Reviews
3.6
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Small company, good people, good benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay can be very good if you are an able negotiator and full range of dental and health insurance, Access to a free gym (that may not be the case anymore)

    Cons

    The company, like most other videogames company, rely heavily on overtime, especialy for the QA staff in order to meet deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ludia

    Pros

    Good office location. Interresting activities. Good people. Good parties.

    Cons

    Company grows too fast to keep in touch with it's own employees. Salaries are close to insulting. Leads and management are not necessarly fit for the job (some are, some are not, flip a coin). Bad office space organisation. Limited creative space and possibilities. Employees are not trusted by management, somewhat like highschool students. Raises are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust people. Help employes grow. Sit back for a year and focus on improving what you already have, secure your base.

    A good senior artist or programmer does not necessarly mean a good lead.

    Start considering projects that your employees will enjoy working on. Maybe at least one IP just for fun?

    Its very nice seeing the profits of the company you work for skyrocket. But when most of your employees are underpaid, it does not exactly work as a motivation. Quite the opposite. Find ways so that your employes feel some part of the profits they help generate end up in their pocket too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are young great, if you are mature run away!

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic , young, loud, active, gaming all over, lovely location, people from all backgrounds.

    Cons

    Immature people, lunch thefts, cheap home desks with no drawers or personal space, cheap uncomfortable chairs, crammed together in huge rooms back to back desk to desk while the non technical people sit in lovely private offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit of respect for people who studied and worked for years to reach where they are, while you treat them as if they are school children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    2D-3D Artist

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    Former Employee - 2D-3D Artist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - 2D-3D Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great work atmosphere and teams
    -Professional attitudes
    -Fun social activities, events, benefits ect.
    -Additional bonus

    Cons

    -none I can think of at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fun

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, good project management, good office location

    Cons

    Low Salaries, no trainings, too little activities

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ludia

    Pros

    It's fun, cool people, laidback

    Cons

    not paid enough, not enough resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People deserve what they're worth

    Recommends
  8.  

    Ludia is a very fun and dynamic place to work, everyone on I've had the opportunity to meet was great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 3D Artist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia

    Pros

    - Great work atmosphere
    - Fun and dynamic teams
    - Good organization of projects and work flow
    - Professional approach

    Cons

    - Licensed games only
    - Competitive pay for employees is in process, but has not been fully established yet. (however they are currently working on this aspect)

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get a year's experience, then move on.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia

    Pros

    - Nice location
    - Casual, relaxed environment
    - Increasingly well known in the industry
    - Friendly co-workers and management staff
    - Good benefits, gym membership

    Cons

    - Below average pay
    - Monotony of projects
    - Little opportunity for growth
    - Pigeonholing within industry
    - Poor quality of product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company that focuses it's recruitment towards young people, Ludia is surprisingly conservative in scope. Young ambitious employees need to be given room to spread their wings.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    LUDIA VIDEOGAME PROGRAMMER

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Videogame Developer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Videogame Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ludia

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Great boss(es)
    -Great People
    -Fun place

    Cons

    -No advancement unless you do magically do backflips and land on one toe
    -Needs to be more demanding; meaning I came to a job to LEARN...not sit and do standard programming stuff.
    -Project management REALLY needs to be more structured. Changing the design 100 times during a projects life cycle leads to complete failures, guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get a better grasp of the projects you have
    -Learn to fully explain what you want, and how to achieve that in iterations/milestones.
    -Don't expect to change a project weekly and have it succeed.

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