I worked at Ubisoft full-time
lots of flexibility in different areas - on attendance: if you are getting your job done, no one is really concerned with your exact hours or if you need to WFH or run an errand during the day every once in a while. everyone holds their weight and gets the job done. also in terms of creativity: if an idea is awesome and you are passionate about it, people will definitely entertain the idea.
great environment for someone who has a few years of experience in a marketing function. you can easily apply your learnings to really cool projects and brainstorm even bigger ones in the process. this is especially true right now as the company is expanding in so many exciting directions
zero training in the mktg dept which makes it harder for you and all of the teams you work with. if you don't already have existing experience, it's not a place to start out and learn.
while it's a fun place to be, the terrible benefits and really low pay make it an undesirable place to work in the long-term. turnover is approx. 2-3 years but the upside is most people end up going to work for the "cool tech companies" that offer the usual bay area perks
Advice to Management
definitely needs a reshuffle and perhaps an overhaul on oversight or the procedures. they pride themselves on not having as many processes as other big gaming companies, but it just results in confusion and people not realizing when they are doing something they shouldn't be doing.
The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ubisoft.
Is was a very pleasant interview, and was asked appropriate questions. Michaela who was the interviewer was great to chat with. They messaged me back rejecting me due to fact that they needed someone with more gaming experience and I appreciated that they gave me the reason why I got rejected. Thank you Michaela for the great interview, and hope you find the right person.
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