Next Level Games

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  1.  

    Good Studio to work for, especially if you like Nintendo games

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Next Level Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and company culture.

    Cons

    The company is pretty small so there are not many career growth opportunities. no bonuses and/or pension contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to diversify in terms of projects and platforms. Invest on mobile.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great studio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Next Level Games as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    NLG is a fantastic studio that makes great games. They treat their employees right, and it really shows in how happy everyone is to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    They are a smallish studio, and they keep it that way by hiring the "extra" people on contract. This also means no vacation, benefits or sick days for those on contract. It's hard to get fulltime work here, which is too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits for contract employees

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  3.  

    I would highly recommend Next Level Games to others....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Next Level Games

    Pros

    - collaboration is big at all levels in the studio
    - communication happens all the time and is open
    - people are awesome
    - leadership listens and respect people

    Cons

    - salary is at market level
    - its a third party developer so waiting for the next deal can be trying

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  5.  

    A revelation that 'effective, efficient and sustainable' are do-able in the games industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Next Level Games

    Pros

    Good Management. Great mission statement and actually do pretty well putting it into practice. Good people. A real culture for sharing and growth.

    Cons

    Independent developer - means that they need to getting contracts to keep the company floating... even if it means not-as-fun projects otherwise they gotta make people redundant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your own IP and knock it out the park, don't get bought by a corp!

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  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Next Level Games

    Pros

    In an industry often criticized for its poor work/life balance, Next Level Games stands as a shining example of how to do it right. This, along with open communication, leadership and respect forms the core foundations of the company culture, which is actively encouraged in all employees. Information and skills are shared, and skill development is important at Next Level. Generally speaking, employees seem happy to be with the company. Plus, you get to work on great games instead of endless sequels.

    Cons

    Salaries at Next Level Games are par for the games industry, meaning software engineers can expect to be paid below the average for the software industry in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Senior management is competent and cordial.

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