Radical Entertainment

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Radical Entertainment Reviews in Vancouver, BC

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best company I had the pleasure to work!

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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 Radical Entertainment

    Pros

    - Staff is AWESOME. The level of knowledge everyone have is simply fantastic!
    - Very friendly, caring and helpfull HR
    - the BEST managers I had all my life. No question!
    - Amazing benefits
    - almost free food and beverages, food cart passes by your desk everyday at 2:30PM with more food, beverages and coffee.
    - excellent IT - always got what I need to do my work.

    Cons

    since Activision took over the Vivendi group, Radical has being "chopped" apart. Radical was a family company, in the sense that there was a lot of staff that was working together for 10-15 years, they all started as "boys and girls" and they all got married and started to have children. They all growth together. It was a really AMAZING family "warmness" feeling all over.

    When the first layoffs happened, everyone got scarred for life! then the second layoffs...

    Today Radical is a complete different company and you can "smell" on the air the sadness and scars that all this process left on everyone that stayed.

    The "warmness" has being replaced by a very stressful "survival instinct", and the pressure everyone gets from the high leadership to "care for the project like it was your last chance stay alive" or "lets give our blood because the project is the most important thing in our lives" is just overwhelming, frustrating and very enervating some times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Kelly Zmak back!!! Since he left Radical lost his soul, in my opnion. The guy was an inspiration to everyone!!! He knew how to make you fell good about being at Radical!!!

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    Was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Radical Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Back before they were bought by Vivendi, this company was really starting to get away from the "me too" mentality and focusing on original games. Plenty of dedicated developers and awesome dev tools (the Gym)

    Cons

    Each team worked with different tools making it hard to build on previous tech. Way too much overtime and a tendency to let senior people go at the end of crunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very few people left there as Activision did a good job killing a good studio

  3.  

    Nice place to work; mediocre management

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Radical Entertainment part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, good co-workers, interesting games. Usual perks of working at a tech company. Great location in an interesting building in nice city.

    Cons

    The lack of direction in management and some strange design decisions are what led to the company not making it's own games and doing in-house work for management.

    Recommends
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    Change happens.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Radical Entertainment

    Pros

    The technology group was a very good group to work with

    Cons

    Sadly, the technology group is no more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What can be done... since Activision pays the bill, what they say goes...

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    It used to be a good place but now you can find better ones...

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Art Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Radical Entertainment

    Pros

    Vancouver, good benefits, good development team (some)

    Cons

    location, management, the studio is really dying of a slow death, too corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its not your fault really... everyone gotta pay the mortgage...

    Doesn't Recommend
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