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Irvine, CA
1 to 50 employees
2003
Company - Private
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
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Ready At Dawn Studios® was founded in 2003 by senior members of Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® and set a new standard for PSP® games with its multi-million selling, Game of The Year award winning titles Daxter™ and God of ... Read more

Mission: Ready At Dawn® is a game development studio with a single mission: making fun games a lot of people want to play.

Ready At Dawn Studios Reviews

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Ready At Dawn Studios CEO Paul W. Sams
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    "Talented and motivated team dedicated to making great games."

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    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Irvine, CA
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    I have been working at Ready At Dawn Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm always motivated to do my best because I trust everyone else is as well. It's evident through daily updates and day to day production conversation.
    Most of the production staff have their eyes set on making great games and not just benefiting themselves.

    Cons

    It seems that management leans on beaurocracy more times than not. With the amount of time, effort and energy spent on making games collaboratively (most work long past the mandated core hours) the studio seems to lack trust with it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and put more effort into showing more appreciation for the hard, dedicated work that is put forth by your very talented staff.

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Ready At Dawn Studios Photos

Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Ready At Dawn Through the Years
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Team Meetings are held inside our screening room.
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Dev desks
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Large studio kitchen, free snacks and drinks!
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: 4-player arcade cabinet, missing from photo is a ping pong table
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Workstations + Main company kitchen/arcade
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Ready At Dawn Studios Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ready At Dawn Studios (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    The first 30 minutes of the call was spent arguing about what my previous job had me doing day to day. Very negative tone and attitude right off the bat. After that a there were quite a bit of general questions about software I have used and what the title meant as far as job responsibilities. The whole tone was very negative and after talking with numerous people who disliked working for the studio I took this negativity as a blessing in disguise.

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