Ubisoft Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
Yves Guillemot
27 Ratings

Pros
  • The work/life balance is fantastic (in 17 reviews)

  • They provide a good and flexible work environment (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't speak French, your pay scale is different (in 7 reviews)

  • J'aimerai comprendre les objectifs principaux de la soci (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    There

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Level Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security is very high

    Cons

    Don't expect to move very far if you aren't Francophone.


  2. Generalist programmer

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really competent people, fun developing video games, easy to develop yourself as these is possibility for training and changing title, or go to another studios.

    Cons

    Game are pretty big with lots of people, you look pretty small within a big company like that. You may end up in a project that doesn't make money, so you don't get any bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Global bonus would be welcome. Still a good part of the bonus can be for important titles that profits the company a lot.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Artist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has few big Game IP titles. It sound very good when you have the chance associate ( work relate ) with those titles.

    Cons

    The set back, it would be hard to get to work on those big name big bonus tile, if you not have any " friend connection" referral.


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  5. Decent but not for everyone

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ubisoft is a decent place to work if you are looking for comfort.
    Big Projects.

    Cons

    Very, Very big teams
    Pays lips service to ethical issues which manifest themselves in the video game industry
    Derivative ideas on major projects

    Advice to Management

    Maybe read the "The Mythical Man-Month"


  6. Ubisoft Montreal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ubisoft

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    _ Great games
    _ nice place
    _ challenges
    _ events.
    _ very good management and RH.

    Cons

    _ sometimes too big.
    _ gamers sometimes hate too much this entreprise (for bad reasons).


  7. Helpful (3)

    Health Hazard

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    +High profile projects look good on your resume for other companies

    Cons

    -Had to file an official complaint with de Commission Des Normes du Travail (QC Government body for dealing with workplace harassment). The managers giving harassment had a years-long record of harassment within the company, however, HR did nothing to solve the problem and willingly allowed numerous employees be abused.

    -Disgusting condition of the building. Had mice nest beside our desks with mice running around on the floor.

    -Broken toilets and urinals for so long. Once saw a recycle bin under the urinal to catch the urine.

    -Exposed electrical outlets and bundles of electric wires splayed across the floor in busy foot traffic areas...how is this not a fire hazard?

    -Forced to fill out forms stating we had X number of training hours provided to us (when in fact we did not). Guessing this is so they can get more money from the government.

    I'm honestly surprised that we haven't heard of the QC government investigating this company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the building itself to avoid potential health and safety hazards.
    Address deeply rooted issues with HR's lack of accountability and inability to take action on bad employees


  8. Technique Architect

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technique Architect in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technique Architect in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lead programmer and Technical Architect experience
    Expert on engine architecture, core programming, 3D programming
    Full knowledge on game developing pipeline

    Cons

    I would like to practice more to audience of more than 100 people


  9. Helpful (1)

    3D artist at Ubisoft

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft

    Pros

    Strong and stable company. Good advantages. Good work environment

    Cons

    average and low salary. Too big, lost sometime in the hierarchy


  10. Helpful (1)

    Gameplay internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team was amazing.
    The project was motivating.
    All the activities outside of work are really fun and they are free.
    There are alot of ressources to help realize specific tasks.

    Cons

    The salary is a bit low.
    The overtime is not paid.
    There are alot of veteran which seem to conflict in there ideas.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very good challenges, but poor work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tools Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tools Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ubisoft offers a lot of challenges for a programmer. You'll have to think outside the box on many projects, and always improve on pipelines.

    A lot of benefits are available to you directly on site: gym; medical doctor for yourself, your significant other and children; personal trainers; nutritionist.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime is taken for granted and planned this way into the roadmap of the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in pipeline and workflow tools to reduce the cost of production.
    Find a way to use the various development studios to stop overtime in Montreal, and execute a development cycle "around the clock"



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