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Crytek Overview

Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Video Games
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Epic Games, Unity Technologies
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE.
With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine ... Read more

Mission: At Crytek we want to make fun games with talented and passionate people while pushing the boundaries of technology further than ever before with our CRYENGINE.

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Crytek CEOs Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
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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 Photos

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Crytek photo of: Crytek's Hunt: Showdown was awarded two prizes for Best Sound and Best Graphics at the German Developer Awards 2018
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Crytek Interviews

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    Senior Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Crytek (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the studio director in Los Angeles while he was on a business trip and then onsite with the team in Shanghai in the studio. The initial meet was over dinner. The studio interview is about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • They team asked about production processes and my approach   1 Answer
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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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