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CD PROJEKT RED Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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3.5
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CD PROJEKT RED CEO Adam Badowski
Adam Badowski
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "very friendly and talented people(in 11 reviews)

  • "Social events are valued highly here, there are plenty of studio parties and the studio don't hold back on the expenses to give us all a good time :)(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary are excellent for Poland, but about average compared to the top companies in West Europeans countries(in 13 reviews)

  • "Low salaries, even compared to what other gamedev companies in Warsaw pay(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Wonderful time spent there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything was wonderful oh and vegetarian cantina

    Cons

    All pretty great in general other than in-fighting among upper management

    CD PROJEKT RED2017-11-30
  2. Helpful (36)

    "Growing pains, but good heart and amazing talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    excellent ambition, talent, and grit.

    Cons

    inexperienced management, below industry wages, poland is still a difficult country

    Advice to Management

    bring in and pay for higher experience levels as the knowledge will spread among the other talented employees making them more productive and increasing quality.

    CD PROJEKT RED2016-04-27
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Arguably THE BEST AAA Game Dev Studio atm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined CDP few months before E3 2019, before I worked at a several AAA game development studios in North America and Europe. I was there for a crunch period before the show, getting the demo ready. Anyways, the pros: -You got to work on the most anticipated game -There is some really advanced tech under the hood to work on -People are MUCH more motivated than at my previous jobs -26 days of paid vacations + paid...

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    Cons

    There hasn't been many for me so far, despite I've been very concerned reading the Glassdoor reviews :) But apparently, it's either they are too emotional, or the company has changed A LOT. Anyway, if I were to nitpick something to try to be objective: There were a few hiccups during the recruitment process: particularly, there were some delays in the interview process and a confusion for the starting date. Also, the...

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    Advice to Management

    Some people would love to work on CDP titles, but are afraid of moving to Poland. Consider opening a studio in North America (Montreal/LA could be good places to consider) to be able to attract international talent unwilling to relocate. Always, despite benefits are already fair, they can always be improved, especially compared to outside of gamedev (Google, Facebook etc). 1 hour of Polish lessons per week is not...

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    CD PROJEKT RED2019-07-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very talented and great people. Active self-growth. Production quality on very high level."

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    Current Employee - Environment Artist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Studio, projects, people, feedback between team members, team - structure.

    Cons

    Salary, work time, trust to your employees.

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-04-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "No that bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethic Good people Good equipment

    Cons

    rumours and lies fill the office

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop office rumours on discord servers

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    Talented people in every department Great atmosphere, you can really feel like friends and family there Frequent social events Dogs in the office! Tasty coffee and a wide variety of non-dairy milk

    Cons

    HR should have more time for the employees Low salaries and difficult promotion path

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-08
  7. "Good compaany"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    Salary and so on so on

    Cons

    no any cons its like that

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great overall"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -challenging projects.. There is true passion behind the company. -Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. -the studio learns on its mistakes more often than not -great corporate culture. Frequent social events

    Cons

    Too much pressure and no life

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-02-28
  9. Helpful (19)

    "Terribly mismanaged company"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many great developers to work with Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Many teams are lead and/or directed by incompetent people who focus more on advancing their own career than shipping a good product. Developers are being fired if they speak up about their leads' incompetency. HR processes fail to solve any mismanagement issues, often leading to developers quitting their jobs. The upper management is rotten to the core and full of people skilled only in sucking up to the directors....

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    Advice to Management

    Survey your developers to get an idea on the scale of mismanagement that's going on on a daily basis and get rid of all the producers and/or directors indicated by the results.

    CD PROJEKT RED2018-10-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Quite ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED

    Pros

    Plenty room for growth in the company

    Cons

    Poor managment, poor decisions, many people left because of that.

    CD PROJEKT RED2018-10-12
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