Ubisoft Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
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  1. Ubisoft Montreal

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft

    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).

    Recommends
  2. Technique Architect

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    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Health Hazard

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    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

  6. Gameplay internship

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    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very good challenges, but poor work/life balance

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great internship

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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 Ubisoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Communication, teamwork, culture. You get to learn what you don't know.

    Cons

    Not the best salary, lot of overtime, but they have bonuses.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good but you had better know french

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    If You join develop team, you have lots of benefit

    Cons

    execpt French... you satisfied this company

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good mix of talent from around the world working together.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work / Social life balance is good. Company is powerful enough to call the shots without outside pressure. Strong brands. Good benefits package with health insurance, doctor, possible bonuses. Strong, stable, and fun company.

    Cons

    Old teams with old ideas still run the show. Lack of pushing the standards with certain aspects of development because the studio execs want it to be a specific way. Too much reliance on making everything like Assassins Creed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics, and putting up obstacles for sharing information between teams studios, is drastically slowing down production. Too much politics!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Political mire

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    Former Employee - Level Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Level Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to work some big titles and make a few nice friends.

    Cons

    Numerous cons. Horrible HR. Massive office politic work environment. More staff jockeying for higher positioning than on the project. The management on projects is redundant and typically leads are placed in positions by friends than ability. Leads do not like to have suggestions made in regards of options and good work done is never acknowledged.

    Worse is the 160 bldg. This the building with careers go to die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time as one other reviewer said clean out horrible managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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