I have been working at Volition full-time
Culture, events, quality of life (rarely do we crunch, and not for long), great leadership, cheaper area to live.
Midwest isn't for everyone. Weather is rough in the winter. There's honestly no major con about the studio itself - it's a dream company.
Advice to Management
High-level vision holders dip into the specifics of the project's details in a way that sometimes disrupts the low-level work, but nothing majorly wrong here.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Volition (Champaign, IL).
Job posting on their company website, hiring for temp gig for 1-2 years. Submitted resume and cover letter, got a response asking to write answers to a questionnaire- things like briefly review a game and talk about its strengths and weaknesses, how do you approach challenges, how much do you game, how would you troubleshoot a technical issue. Called back to set up interview, met with two QA Supervisors; pretty straight-forward conversation about previous experience and interests. Played a buggy build of an old project while they watched, and was expected to call-out bugs as they came up.
They said they couldn't pay more than their flat starting rate for temp testers.
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