Testronic Labs

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Testronic Labs Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
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  1.  

    Interesting experience

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    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Testronic Labs

    Pros

    I worked as a localization games tester for a couple of months and it was an interesting experience. It was very unique to get paid to play video games all day and I found the job interesting even though you pretty much had to play the same game every day. The job was easy and most of the people were very friendly. My colleagues were from many different countries as the company had localization testing projects for many languages at the same time so it had a very international environment! In my project we had the opportunity to work overtime (we were always asked if we wanted to and we could decline if we did not feel like it). This was great as were able to gain some extra cash!

    Cons

    You could not really depend on this job as a source of income - it was more of a temporary job for students or for people who were looking for a permanent job. It was a project based job so you could only work for the duration of the project - it was not certain how long the project would last or whether another localization project would become available again in your language.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Just another "McJob" for testers at the bottom of the industry

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    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Testronic Labs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can take your first step into the QA and video-games industry through this kind of cheap outsourced companies. Good opportunity to learn.

    You can combine it with a part time job or a freelance job.

    Nice people. Relaxed, friendly environment.

    Cons

    For testers, this is not a real job, is a "McJob". You will work in "zero hours contract", what means that one week you work 3 days, the next week just 1 day, the next one maybe 2 or maybe none... You never know in advance, and, of course, they only pay you the hours worked.

    Very little chance to get a contract or a promotion. Some people waste years in this zero hours thing before they get tired and move on to a real job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real contracts to your testers instead of zero hours contracts. One seasoned and well motivated tester works way better than two inexperienced and unmotivated testers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It depends...

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    Former Employee - QA Localisation Technician in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Technician in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Testronic Labs as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you love games, it's great place to be. You will be playing over and over the same title until the title is ready for release:) You will be playing titles long time before anyone else! There some pretty cool guys working in TL. Atmosphere is usually quite laid back, no one is stressing out or gives you crap (unless you do something really wrong - and I haven't seen that happening).

    Cons

    You can't be sure about tomorrow - shifts get cancelled and re booked, projects postponed etc. If you work on projects it's very difficult to estimate when are you going to be getting more work. Different situation is for those who has got a proper contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more projects in and keep your staff informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Localisation Game Tester

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    Current Employee - Game Tester in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Game Tester in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Testronic Labs as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people , Great Studio

    Cons

    Poor salary, very occasional , short contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give longest contract

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Testronic Labs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working within an awesome team with will to have the work done. Excellent team work spirit. People are really friendly and the environment is quite relaxed.

    Cons

    The salaries are not too good, there are low chances of promotion, the organization structure is confusing, the contracts are either zero hours or fixed term no matter how good you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company if it was for a bit of incompetence at higher levels

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    Current Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - N/A in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Testronic Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people (most of them), good clients to work for and increase experience in the videogames industry.

    Cons

    Staff is undervalued, and promotions are based on personal preferences. No wonder why there are people at management level with not much experience creating massive issues and bottlenecks. Also considering that some people got to management level automatically and without interviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on unproductive people and ensure whomever stands at higher level undertakes an interview. You might start keeping unskilled people and lose very valuable staff if you continue at this pace.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Localization tester

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    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Testronic Labs as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place if you like computer games

    Cons

    Interesting job, but a bit unstable working hours and salary.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA Localisation Tester in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Testronic Labs as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    + lots of interesting people to work with, fun environment
    + double pay for extra hours, and free meals on the weekend

    Cons

    - almost all the stuff is on 0 hours contract, which essentially means that they can get rid of you whenever they like
    - low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to spot and keep good professionals. Many of them have to leave searching for more opportunities, because they are unable to progress within the company.

    Recommends

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