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www.crytek.com
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Media
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Epic Games, Unity Technologies
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher and technology provider with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and six other studios around the world. Established in 1999, Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the ... Read more

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    "Many people writing reviews and not seeing the bigger picture"

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    I have been working at Crytek full-time

    Pros

    They do a lot for their employees and if you are motivated enough you can survive the current bad press. Its the games industry - there are ups and downs. The teams are great and there are many talented people around - we just need to make the most of it.
    Many creative people and of course some, that have less socials skills than others - but that's variety and what makes it interesting.
    The brothers are working on it and people can see that they are under a lot of pressure.

    Cons

    We lost many good people but still have enough people trying to turn things around. Reading other reviews is sad as we have people writing the reviews that are unhappy with the situation but also not in the position to get all information from upper management. Which is normal! This is how business work.
    Still, the current atmosphere is tensed. It will be better.
    And yes, if you need help you have to ask - sometimes twice - as these are difficult times for everyone and every department. So cut your co-workers a little slack. If you show commitment, it is always rewarded in the end (whereas: not by more paid days off or money. Sadly).
    So big con: Not enough vacation days! 24 should be minimum and would definitely lighten the mood.

    Advice to Management

    More company meetings or face to face talks with the departments. This will relief some pressure and might lighten the atmosphere as all employees seek more transparency (which of course is only possible to a certain degree - this must be understood by all).
    There are many good people and if you see that they are important (even PMs as there are people who can't do the job but its needed!) and value them, they might be more supportive. Commitment needs a fair chance.
    Also: You hired people for a certain job as they are the professionals. Please don't cut in their decisions. Bigger picture for management and employees to be minded! We can't all be good in everything and need trained people to make decisions. (Still: Not by everyone)

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Crytek Interviews

Interview Experience

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Crytek.

    Interview

    Interview Process is good, but methodology is worst, Test Usual in companies aren't with Copyrights, For example Design & Development Tests in Most Companies aren't with Copyrights, were as in Crytek's Interview Process Design test are with Copyrights, Ubisoft never steps-in with copyright system cause Design & development test are a candidates Research and response on one Query, why would A design give a gameplay system for free just in the form of test, So this needs to be looked up as this clearly shows that, there isn't any creative talent left, So Before Going through applications, please make sure to read reviews only by, Former Employees, Secondly, when is Comes to VR best suggested Studios would be Ireland

    Reasons for Declining

    Company isn't Creative and doesn't have Talented team for Development, AT the Interview Process, this clearly shows that, Company isn't perfectly Focused where it leaders are planning to go for next step, it's more like Safe house for lazy People to get free salary, Don't Take me Wrong cause Right People with Right Experience an actually judge how an interviewer and Recruitment Processes are going through so in simple Words, Company has no clear route where it's planning to go ahead, cause tests aren't about owning copyright on candidates response this is also a clear sign of indication, that there isn't any creative talent left.

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Company Updates

  • Have you already checked out our Robinson: The Journey blog? If not, don't miss it! You can find a lot of background information on the development of this amazing VR experience and the inspiration behind it. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQAv5

    Robinson the Journey - Blog

    November 23, 2016 · Dev Insight When the concept of non-linear gaming first began to emerge in the '80s, the possibility that players would one day explore game worlds without boundaries was a distant but beguiling dream.

  • We had an amazing time at gamescom last week and are proud and happy for all the lovely words about The Climb and Robinson: The Journey! Thanks to all our visitors and partners!

    Crytek at Gamescom 2016: Wrap Up

    Confirming the fact that all good things must come to an end, Gamescom 2016 reached its conclusion after almost of a week of gaming goodness in Cologne. The world's largest videogames expo attracted 345,000 visitors from 97 countries this year, with a record number of exhibitors showing off their latest work to players and press.

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Crytek Awards & Accolades

  • trendence Top 100 Graduate Barometer 2015 - IT Edition, trendence Institut, 2016
  • Universum 2015 - Most Attractive Employers, Universum Global, 2016

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