Unity Technologies Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Losing magic, going corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unity Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A great product, some nice and intelligent people, lunches. Probably will become the dominant player in the industry for a good fifteen years.

    Cons

    Dirty executive coup in 2014. Shady corrupt politics. Embezzlement? Filling up with more mid-level management from the valley. New executive team seem ok but all came to Unity after resigning from mediocre careers at EA, Zynga, etc. Vast corporate mono-culture ahead?


  2. Helpful (1)

    working at Unity

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place, great culture. doing lots of exciting things. adding a services layer to enhance the game engine core.

    Cons

    growing very rapidly and thus, some growing pains associated with that growth like changing culture, out-growing office space, etc.

    Advice to Management

    recruiting is always difficult in such an environment. to that point, we have hired additional recruiting resources but doesn't hurt to try to do more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Passionate Growing Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Some of the smartest and most talented people in the industry. - Everyone is super passionate about making Unity as great as it can be. - In R&D, management does seem to care about the engineers. - Travel all of the world.

    Cons

    - Everything (management included) is a bit disorganized. - Its very easy to fall into a slump of nonstop meetings and email. Its avoidable, but you have to take it on yourself to manage your time. No one is going to get you out of the distraction hole. - Hardly any formal training/professional development. If you want to get better, it's solely up to you.


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    Strange place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company , great office location. The people are nice (sometimes) . Catered food everyday.

    Cons

    CEO works in this office and doesn't makes it a point to say hello to people. Will not utter two words to people in the office. Is not very pleasant At ALL. Management is unorganized All day EVERYDAY emails.

    Advice to Management

    Humble yourself. Everyone in the office contributes to making Unity better. Make it a point to speak to people in the office. Even a simple Hello.


  6. Growing Company with a Start-Up Feel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Unity Technologies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being apart of leading gaming technology.

    Cons

    Lack of systematic processes - typical of a smallish company.


  7. One of the best companies I have worked. Ability to openly communicate ideas and feedback creates dynamic culture

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing technology. Great culture. Dynamic environment. Hires some of the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    Benefits not on par with other companies in this industry

    Advice to Management

    As company grows make every effort to maintain the culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work on when they where small, everyone knew everyone a really nice place to lear from people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really Flexible hours to work on, you can work from home if you want is really nice if you can self manage yourself if you ideas make sense then they are taken in consideration regardless the position you are at

    Cons

    you have to be careful with management, they can stab you in the back, but I guess that happens everywhere.


  9. Comfortable company when you work and Leviathan when you leaves

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance Free lunches Often trips in Europe A lot of cool people around

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about engineers No career growing Salary review no more then 3% Bad organisation

    Advice to Management

    Care about your engineers


  10. Opportunities to do big things and grow your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been full-time at Unity for a few years now. Unity is a great place to work when it comes to working with some of the most talented people and getting the opportunities to actually make a difference in something big. It's also a great place to grow your career (but you need to know where to look for the opportunities to do so and how to do it). Work-life balance is generally good. Employees generally seem to be happy overall and the Copenhagen office is full of employees who are friends outside of the office. There is (from what I can tell) a lot of respect for the engineering team and it seems this far along the company is still (mostly) an engineering and product-based company. It seems like working at Unity becomes part of your identity, which is cool. The culture is not the same as it was a few years ago, but I think that they have done a good job of maintaining what they could when the company has grown to 500 people.

    Cons

    Lack of software development experience/discipline from some senior people in R&D really shows when it comes to discipline and planning for R&D as a whole (this seems to be slowly getting better in some areas, but S...L...O...W...L...Y). Unity seems to have similar problems with planning and timeline as other big software organisations do (but they seem to be trying to take steps to improve the situation). Benefits for Copenhagen office don't seem so good for Denmark. The pay seems below average for software companies in Copenhagen and the compensation paid out during time off for paternity/maternity leave is quite bad, IMO, certainly not as good as what many other private companies in Copenhagen offer.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to follow-through on pledges to make changes and keep remembering that good ideas can come from anywhere. Fix the organisation of your R&D teams (the Copenhagen part seems really well-organised into teams and responsibilities with a lead as a contact point, but the rest is a zoo). Keep valuing individuals and open-communication and most importantly stay an engineering and product-based company. Be careful about growing too fast.


  11. Helpful (16)

    Going Downhill, Culture is shot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pretty relaxed work environment, free (although subpar) lunches, casual dress.

    Cons

    Upper management does not stand behind their decisions and is not transparent about decision making at all. Culture has gone sharply downhill and they are not loyal to employees or try to foster changes they want made before letting someone go. Bottom line is they do not value their employees at all. It used to be like a family but has drastically changed in the last year. Upper management fraternizes/even dates people within their teams. Not appropriate!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees, be more transparent and you can maybe turn this ship around.



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