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CD PROJEKT RED Reviews

Updated Oct 24, 2019

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CD PROJEKT RED Managing Director  Adam Badowski
Adam Badowski
30 Ratings
  1. 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
  2. Helpful (25)

    "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. Complete mess in terms of production leading to crunch all the time. Many leads and directors lie constantly, both to their teams and their leads. People exposing those lies are often forced to leave or are straight out fired. Many developers have been asked to put up positive reviews here to hide how things really are. Low salaries, even compared to what other gamedev companies in Warsaw pay. Your career can be frozen by your lead based on lies he spreads about you and there will be no one to help you.

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

    "Quite ok"

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    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
  4. Helpful (30)

    "Blood, sweat, tears and video games."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Great, talented and hard-working people from all over the world. + Good for CV, people outside of industry are impressed to hear of someone working there. + Good pay for locals. Ex-pats get some bonuses to match western paychecks. + Cheery atmosphere on the work floors, people bringing snacks from trips, jokes etc. Active off-topic channels. + Free Gym, with a qualified trainer and a Multi-Sport card if someone wants to go swimming etc. to other places in the city. + Multiple lunch options: Sandwiches in the morning, breakfasts, vending machines, We have a vegan canteen and a REGULAR one just next to it. Food trucks on daily rotation if someone wants something different. No one goes hungry in CDP building. + Very cool parties organized by HR. + 20-26 paid leave days...

    Cons

    - ...but often trouble to find time for vacation. - Crunches for years. People staying for 10-12h/day and coming in on weekends, just so they can meet the required dates. And that's not during approved crunch. During "real" crunches some people tend to stay till 2 or 4 am, then show up next morning to do the same. After some time, the project is redesigned and a lot of effort goes into the bin, while new deadlines and design decisions make people shake their heads. Might be good for the game, but holy crap - where's the prototypes and preproduction? - Lack of decisions. Often we show multiple approaches, get some critique and go back to the drawing board without clear direction. Sometimes the critique is: "Make it cooler" or "Oh, I like this idea, can we implement this as a new system". People are scared to be creative, as someone from the management might see a feature and wish it to be implemented into the game, without giving more time to do so. - Lack of pro-active HR. You really have to have a breakdown or turn into a fish for someone to notice and set up a quick meeting. Promises of keeping an eye out are just promises. - Multiple leads changes in a short time. - As Seniors and Leads disappear, plan is to replace them with 2-3 Juniors, expecting them to do the same job. Can't really complain as i suspect that's how i got in, thrown into deep water [good exercise though].

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    CD PROJEKT RED2018-06-24
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Want to stay here for a long time, great, very talented and working hard people (including management!)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - cool environment to work (canteenes, gym, social/beer fridays, and even more) - very friendly and talented people - super, ambitious projects - qualified management, who are staying with others in crunch time - paid overtime - good salaries and bonus system

    Cons

    - none - none - none - none - none

    CD PROJEKT RED2018-05-16
  6. Helpful (12)

    "CD project Red the place were creative concepts and ideas go to die"

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    Former Employee - Senior Animator in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    the staff were enthusiastic

    Cons

    Everything from the managment to the staff not know what a Table top RPG is supposed to be.They seem to be too focused on simplifing the experience rather than elucidating the groundworks of a RPG system and redefining by adding more depth and complexities it.

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    CD PROJEKT RED2018-05-15
  7. Helpful (16)

    "Terrible mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great ambitious project; Great, super talented and mostly kind people; Vegan cantine; Very good social events.

    Cons

    Management and production lying to people in terms of deadlines and methods of production; Pointless crunch as a result of production team, which has no clue what they actually shoud do; Terrible mess in every department; Terrible communication between departments; Very low salaries; It's a great place for people good in corporation games and tricks.

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    CD PROJEKT RED2018-04-23
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, not so great management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, especially in dev, descent pay (in back office)

    Cons

    No possibility of transfer between back office and dev

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    CD PROJEKT RED2018-03-22
  9. Helpful (25)

    "Terrible upper management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good guys to work with free gym

    Cons

    even for polish salaries they are paying pennies. upper management is fighting constantly, you dare to point anything to Adam Badowski he will bully you or fire in the soonest possible occasion. Adam thinks he is infallible. Not a world class experience, chaos! Goals keep changing poor pay even if you compare polish IT sector! If you can work as robot it's for you ;-)

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    CD PROJEKT RED2018-03-05
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Level Designer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great people in the trenches - if you are proactive, you will get promoted fast

    Cons

    - promotion always correlates with more responsibilities but not always with a raise - crunch time that could be avoided

    CD PROJEKT RED2018-02-23
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