Ubisoft Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Manufacturing Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomous decision making, fun games.

    Cons

    Not a great corporate culture. It's not all glitz and glam, for a video game company its not all fun and the environment isn't fun. It's an open work space with no cubicles but no one really talks to each other. They're strict on ins and outs and management doesn't communicate well with the overall team.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your team, talk to them at least.


  2. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst (Business Intelligence De in Germany, GA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst (Business Intelligence De in Germany, GA

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People in UBISOFT are awesome. It is originally a French company so work life balance is promised. At the same time very international.

    Cons

    Delays of some key games brought huge damages to both company reputation and revenues. Some studios had to shut down or some key person had to leave from everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes too slow. A decision is made by discussion after another with little scientific methods.


  3. Great place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Campus Brand Ambassador in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ubisoft part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Get to experience a little bit of everything from sales to marketing. Really hands on.

    Cons

    A bit cumbersome with the communication methods. Could definitely improve on expectations of roles of employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great game comany

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Studios all around the globe. One of the most innovative game publisher. Great story teller. Want to create great game and is not trying to milk our gamers A lot of autonomy in you day to day job Bottom up company where you can share your idea and see them come to life Great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    Not the largest game publisher No CTO to overview the technology decisions inside the company Salaries are ok, but they are not the best


  6. Ubisoft Student Ambassador

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft

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

    Pros

    Work your own hours, good networking experience

    Cons

    Unorganized. Sometimes you don't get help from management


  7. Helpful (3)

    UbiNOPE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    -Great games after getting rid of the shovel-ware

    Cons

    -HR is a joke, they do not follow policies that are put into place to protect an employee -There is no mentoring to help people in their dream jobs -Mangers do not do their jobs, push the work on the people underneath them, then complain when it is not completed -They say their is a college reimbursement program, but not one person who signed up for it has gotten it -They choose to play hardball with studios that are part of the same publisher when things are not going their way -There is no way to get out of a position into another one -Secretive about everything, they do not share things with the employees, used to be very open -They allow racist comments towards other employees in front of HR, nothing was done -Ideas on how to improve work flow are stolen from the employees and no credit is given to them, saw this numerous times -HR is hardly around, doesn't understand geek and nerd culture, always talks down to you -Not allowed to really leave your desk or take a break with out HR and Mangers flipping out. -People who are able to multitask and have multiple things going on get their chewed out for multitasking -Inter office politics is a terrible thing here.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, follow policies, stick up for your employees, help them get to their dream jobs. I have had numerous current employees at a number of locations who have stated that they will be looking for other employment. Some have told me that they never again wish to work at a video game company simply because of how they are being treated. The sad thing about this company is the fact how quickly they can push away talent people, its happening in all of their studios. Although the games that are coming out are going to sell well, they really are making a lose simply because they treat people like a number and not a person. The BEST suggestion I have for upper management and Im talking CEO level travel to these small studios and seriously see what is going on.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work, but not without its problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is fantastic. Any long hours were there for a reason that made sense and didn't break employees. Lots of understanding about personal time (doctor appointments, kids needing to be picked up at school, etc.), so long as it didn't impact your work. Lots of great relationships formed with co-workers. Super fun events based on company IP to keep things interesting for employees.

    Cons

    The same slow-moving processes you get at any big, international company that's been around for decades. Things don't move quickly - and in the current state of the industry, if you snooze, you lose.

    Advice to Management

    Communications in the office are pretty good. Communications between offices could be better.


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly laid back environment, good benefits, decent salary,

    Cons

    Open environment can be a little distracting at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    bound by conflicting cultures but can be a fun environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Many creative thinkers in the gaming world with annual meeting to discuss the new years games Good opportunity to work with global team members and transfer to Montreal or France

    Cons

    Business is stuck with many manual processes Leadership is often family or friends or people who are groomed for a role Not very effective development programs for all employees

    Advice to Management

    Put every director and above through leadership training to motivate staff by accentuating the positive


  11. French Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working 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

    Relaxed environment, friendly coworkers in San Francisco

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are subpar

    Advice to Management

    Add competitive benefits



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