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Santa Monica, CA
1 to 50 employees
PlayStation
1984
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors

Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft

Naughty Dog is the developer of some of the most critically acclaimed and top-selling video games on PlayStation platforms, having created the classic Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series, as well as modern franchises Uncharted and The Last of Us. We have become recognized ... Read more

Naughty Dog Reviews

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    Current Employee - Game Developer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Santa Monica, CA
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    I have been working at Naughty Dog full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked here for over 2-3 years now. Its really been amazing to work here along side the best of the game industry.
    -Amazing Benefits
    -Well Pay

    Cons

    -Crunch hours consisted of staying at the studio for large amounts of time

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Naughty Dog Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Naughty Dog (Santa Monica, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Naughty Dog had been advertising for multiple positions for nearly a year. My impression is that they are either very picky or are using their postings to perpetually troll for new recruits. Either way, despite my many years experience, I was asked to perform a "technical interview" as my first interview. They had a Junior Engineer call me and basically give me a pop quiz over the phone on subject matter and minutiae that I have rarely had a practical use for nor did it overlap with the requirements for the job I thought I was interviewing for. At best, my experience with them was cold and confusing. At worst, I would consider them incompetent and generally unable to truly assess the abilities of those they interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The most unexpected question was when they asked me to provide them the result of 2 to the power of 8. Really?   5 Answers
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