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Vostu Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    My experience at Vostu was great, engaging, and fun!

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    Former Employee - Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Artist in New York, NY

    I worked at Vostu full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with a small team, but very productive and fast. We had skills that complimented each other and we were able to work well together. I learned different things from other teammates and gotten experience through working; all in all, things were fun, engaging, and great.

    Cons

    I hadn't had a chance to work at Vostu for very long due to the company's financial instability in the American department over in New York City. The group was small and the subsidiary company was still new, so we weren't able to yet discover our "footing" or "rhythm" by this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no actual advice because the American subsidiary closed down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Was an amazing place to work but unrealistic objectives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Young talent people, nice office perks, best salaries on market.

    Cons

    Long hours, no idea about games, unrealistic objectives

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Tech Lead

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Vostu full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best benefits ever! Lunch, drinks, snaks, ping-pong and videogames, parking, happy hours... Really good people, with strong technical knowledge. Very nice offices, in one of the most beautifull places in Buenos Aires.

    Cons

    It was like a balloon. When ir exploded, nothing remained. Too many managers per team. Company communication is one of the worst i have ever experienced. Some guys in the top management where not prepeared to drive a company like Vostu and took very bad decitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, take a moment to think a little bit more...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Unrealistic objectives and clueless managers

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I worked at Vostu full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic people; good office perks (although they cut them down a lot); informal culture; salaries; incredible potential; opportunity to reach millions of players; key player in Brazil; cool offices.

    Cons

    Management's arrogance; unrealistic objectives; lack of mid-term planning; inexperienced managers making decisions as if the company made anything but games; location (Puerto Madero, a beautiful but unreachable place); long hours; poor people skills; no idea about games (and no interest to learn).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There aren't too many advices left to give, since the previous management was fired (along with around 500 people) and now the company is run by a small team that at least knows how to make games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good idea, terrible application

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    * Excellent benefits
    * A few very good leaders
    * Short and fast development cycles
    * Working in a growing industry

    Cons

    * Unexperienced management who didn't trust the team's decisions
    * Backlash from management's early decisions (see Zynga vs Vostu)
    * Aggressive infighting in management and between studios

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe its too late now, but hire people with actual game development skills to manage your teams and trust their decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work!

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    Former Employee - Game Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Game Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, professional, avg salary, benefits.
    Usually everybody is pretty laid back but focused on the work at the same time. Pretty young company with lots of opportunities !
    The games are usually fun, and its cool to work side by side with the artists.

    Cons

    If you are a developer or QA , you probably work long hours, but then you usually get that same time off some other day. So this may not be for everyone
    Sometimes it can be pretty stressful not a lot of room for mistakes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not very good

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I have been working at Vostu

    Pros

    A lot of learning and a challenging place to work more than your specific position. Its good to start and learn

    Cons

    You don't have a real carreer plan, you are stuck in your position and sometimes everything gets very very burochartic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want that people stay at vostu, start thinking on them. Offer real carreers and compesations programs, give some incentives to keep working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting to create new games, horrible on how is managed.

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    Current Employee - Lead UI Designer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Lead UI Designer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Vostu

    Pros

    Great people, unrestricted food and great ideas flowing.

    Cons

    You got fired because of managment errors and not your own competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more prudent on your next steps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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