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Ubisoft Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
271 Reviews
3.4
271 Reviews
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
Yves Guillemot
166 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work-life balance, and it is difficult to find others (in 17 reviews)

  • Casual work environment; everything gets done over coffee (in 20 reviews)


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

  • de la haute direction prend des ann (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Technical director

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    Current Employee - Technical Director in Annecy (France)
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Annecy (France)

    I have been working at Ubisoft

    Pros

    Interesting, pleasant team, wonderfull city

    Cons

    Long rush time, annecy is quite expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good management and flexibility, respect people

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly environment, career path and grow

    Cons

    Competition is strong because you work with lots of talent people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Ok place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Art Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Ubisoft (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Not many layoffs. Works on some of the top tier console games. Forward thinking company. Profit sharing is nice when you are lucky to be on a profitable game. Working abroad allowed for an expatriate package. Locals don't get the same benefits.

    Cons

    Head office controls all and changes to the game causes turmoil. This can occur at the start of the game or near the BETA phase of the game. Depending on the severity of the game's quality. Games can and will get cancelled at any stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Editorial's advice is helpful, but let the development studios make their own choices on creative direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good projects bad management

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and creative people. Some of the projects are really fun to work on

    Cons

    Bad management, favoritism and
    Salaries are very low (half or lower than similar game industry firms)and bonuses system is really unprofessional (bonus for a project is after 1-2 years after the title is released)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism, be professional, treat your employers more seriously and less corporate talks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, but can be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Tech in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - QC Tech in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    - Very good work environment
    - Get to work with a lot of different projects and teams
    - New technologies to learn and adapt to

    Cons

    - Compensation is very low
    - Perks are a bare minimum and not practical in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Please re-stratergize the compensation structure
    - Provide the employees with some meaningful perks and company benefits which is at par with other studios

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some nice people, but this is the only positive thing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft

    Pros

    Some of the team members are friendly and helpful
    international company, big name useful to have on your resume

    Cons

    Career opportunities - management doesn't care about you, your career or anything related, you are used and then tossed away whenever they feel like it
    Location - in the middle of nowhere, no good eating places around - besides sandwiches
    Salary - on average 20-30% lower than anywhere else for the same position (their the excuse: "but we have this amazing culture, and we work on these amazing games, plus newcastle is cheap")
    Overtime - needed, based on peer pressure (to be honest, it was slowly improving)
    Company values - just some nice-looking words put on a wall, NOBODY cares about them, nobody enforces them
    Politics - if you enjoy being part of office politics, you will feel at home in Reflections, otherwise I suggest you stay away
    No paid overtime!!! (except for testers); compensation time instead of paid overtime is the amount of overtime done, divided by 3 (for example, you do 15 hours overtime - you get 5 free hours in return, with a maximum of 10 days)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people professionally and in a fair, objective manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool place & neat people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, close to cool stuff, neat office, fun games.

    Cons

    Long hours, no areas to relax/chill at work, rarely have free food, lackluster employee perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company but bad management

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    Former Employee - Community Developer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Community Developer in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Interesting games to work on. Creativity & liberty.

    Cons

    Too much time spend in meetings. Too much favouritism & politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ubisoft

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft

    Pros

    Good place to work in games

    Cons

    Very large company to work for

  11.  

    Great internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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

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