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One Icelandic tradition in February is to have cream puffs with all kind of flavor toppings - Called in Icelandic "Bolludagur". This is what most CCP´ers had for breakfast (and throughout the day). It´s the small things in life that make you happy :)
CCP was founded in the summer of 1997 with the goal of becoming a leading massively multiplayer game company. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP has established itself as one of the leading companies in the field, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. CCP has a consistent history of integrating hardware and developing software that is on the cutting edge of technology.
I worked at CCP full-time (Less than a year)
HR is great, always willing to listen to what you have to say and you know it's true as they act on what you say.
They have different studios, communication was their biggest flaw at the one i was at.
Advice to Management
The manager I had could have used a bit of "in other people's shoes" mentality. Hard to read. Doesn't bring out the best in artists. Had other great qualities, but I'd say those were pretty bad ones.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CCP (Stone Mountain, GA).
The interview process generally involved an at-home, timed, written test evaluating basic literacy and critical thinking skills. Following that, at least one live, on-site interview took place featuring standard Q&A. That interview potentially featured a trans-Atlantic video conference.
No negotiation was offered. An offer of employment was made, and the terms were dictated beforehand.