I'm enjoying working for Ubisoft San Francisco! We can all work fully remotely which makes our lives way easier, though I like going to the office from time to time and meet some colleagues. In the ~... 2 years I've spent working with them, I still haven't found a flow in their skills. Everyone seems to be very efficient and talented with what they do, friendly and passionate about their jobs. I feel very lucky for having been recruited there, I know how competitive the market is nowadays and how desirable is to work for a videogame company... it's a fun industry and people are nice, friendly, skilled and flexible. There are many internationals, a sign of richness and diversity. My manager is the best one I have ever had in +10 year career. Same for my team, I enjoy working with them, we overcome hurdles together and work closely to excel at what we do.
The company is huge and publishes many products every year, sometimes you can feel a little far from the core. I guess it also depends on the project you are working for, but it would be nice to see... more employee engagement efforts across the various offices. Title changes/promotions take too long sometimes. Some of our highly talented people deserve a better job title and are still waiting for it after 2/3 years. Please Ubisoft works toward a better talent retention!
-The people that work here love this place and are truly passionate about what they do. -Great work-life balance. -There have been a lot of new people hired over the last 2 years and they seem very... focused on making Blizzard inclusive and a great place to work again. -Good work benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, etc. -Recently relaunched BlizzU, a program that provides plenty of opportunities to learn and grow your career. -The Irvine campus is one of the coolest offices I've ever seen. -It seems like leadership tries to be as transparent as possible, even if it leads to mixed or negative results.
-Your annual bonus is more dependent on how the company is doing, not necessarily reflective of how well you've done your job. -No longer a full-time remote company for most, they are trying to get... everyone back in the office for a hybrid work schedule. -Not the most competitive in the industry in terms of base pay.