CD PROJEKT RED Employee Reviews about "low salaries"
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- "It is definitely great for people who search to do creative things on their daily job." (in 33 reviews)
- "good project great team best art" (in 10 reviews)
- "well designed studio and really nice benefits (in HQ rather, not in the other locations)" (in 9 reviews)
- "Nice office, with good cafeteria :)" (in 8 reviews)
- "Awesome coworkers" (in 6 reviews)
- "Low salaries compared with other AAA companies" (in 21 reviews)
- "inexperienced management, poor at decision making, micro" (in 15 reviews)
- "The upper management is rotten to the core and full of people skilled only in sucking up to the directors." (in 8 reviews)
- "Blame culture." (in 5 reviews)
- "Organization that aims at survival; prefers to provide high bonuses to higher management rather than invest in the company long" (in 3 reviews)
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Updated Sep 26, 2023
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- 5.0Jul 24, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWarsaw, Masovia
- great team - interesting projects - friendly and creative atmosphere - low dev bureaucracy level
- salary is not very high ( compensated by low cost of living in Warsaw)3
- 1.0Apr 23, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Great ambitious project; Great, super talented and mostly kind people; Vegan cantine; Very good social events.
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.30
- 5.0Jun 9, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
- Amazing people: team is smart, agile and always wants what's best for the project; it's super rare to find friends when you are older and I think it's possible here - Fantastic projects: I'm excited to work and deliver something special at the end of the road and I can't wait for the people to see it, always. - Ownership and input: the work we do is ours - for good or bad. When it's bad, we can always count on help and advice. I feel I can always ask and comment on something even from the highest up. - Work/life balance getting only better: the studio learns on its mistakes more often than not - OK pay for the country: yes, it could always be better, no, it's not bad - Vegetarian and (soon!) meat canteen: sometimes it's only all right, but it's cool to eat something fresh and healthy - Free fruits two days of the week: I appreciate it - Social Fridays: even if us, introverts, are not using them well, we appreciate them, especially when the work is harder than usual - Studio is getting better at understanding its employees: I don't think that will change in any other direction than for the better - English is more common than ever - Some teams are simply friends by now: integrated through hard work and common interest it's a pretty amazing and uplifting sight - We are in a great place to build amazing things. From time to time I ask myself what other place could give me opportunities, time and people like this one.
- People want to deliver the best on every step of the way, which leads to compressed timelines and overtime - from both sides - Flat hierarchy is now expanded a bit: we have the right people in the right places, but I'm afraid we may lose the connection between frontline and high ground - Amazing people sometimes leave, tired of problems that could be avoided : ( - Some teams are less integrated than others - which may be obvious, but it may be simply hard - I have not bloody idea what architectural vision is for the whole studio: right now we have few separate concepts, which is most of the time funny, but c'mon, it's also ridiculous : D - Very basic hardware for developers, for some reason - Unclear rules for salaries - Some people/team related decisions are made for the wrong reasons I can feel it's better than it was, but there's still road ahead.5
- 4.0Mar 14, 2021Technical AnimatorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWarsaw, Masovia
- I had a lot of freedom and trust from leads to develop new things and improve old things. - People are really nice and kind - The environment is really beautiful and stimulating - Job is stable, there are people working for more than 10, 15 years - Warsaw is a great city, an European capital city with balanced cost of living (except renting) - Nice perks and gifts - Although higher management fails in many things, you can see that they're always trying to improve
- Although the job is stable and you can indeed work your way up and grow your career there, great part of the effort comes from relationships with the right people - If you're not a political person you can become invisible - The overall management fails in standardizing the teams, if you're lucky you can have an amazing team, great and smart lead and colleagues, well balanced life, everything you dreamed for, but there are other teams completely the opposite, toxic environment, bad lead and crunching a lot. - Salaries can be low4
- 5.0Jan 25, 2022FX ArtistCurrent EmployeeWarsaw, Masovia
opportunity to work on great projects
Salary is too low comparing other companies based in warsaw2CD PROJEKT RED Response2y
Hey there! It’s good to hear about your great experience at RED. We super appreciate you taking the time to write about it here — and your honest feedback about what we can do better. In order to make salaries more competitive for all, we recently implemented new salary brackets, based on market research in and outside of Poland, which are reviewed every year.
- 2.0Jul 19, 2021Manual QA TesterFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWarsaw, Masovia
- good place to learn - gamedev people are always awesome
- too much overhours - salary is a joke - management does not know what to do10CD PROJEKT RED Response2y
Hey! Pros to you posting this comment - We learn - Other Glassdoor users can see that we’re not perfect (but they can also see we’re trying) -- it’s good to make an educated choice based on research. - A salary review program based on market research (biggest tech companies from Poland and other countries pool data to see what’s competitive) updates brackets for candidates once a year. Cons to you posting this comment - None. Thank you!
- 2.0Sep 19, 2017Lever DesignerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWarsaw, Masovia
+High wages +Best food +Great sky diving expierence +United Emirates of Arabia is a great coutry
-No extra salary for over time!!!! -A lot of cycle crunch work hours -The employees are being used are pure resources, fake goals to milk the most out of them and afterwards throw in the garbage can with barely payment -The company has an annoying constant phobia of Russia with believing news such as: Russia invaded crimea Putin is a dictator who can do whatever he wants etc ....... -Horrible management who are sometimes even lost with the product itself and who are there just because they have invested a lot of time in the company.10
- 1.0Oct 26, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWarsaw, Masovia
- You can get a nice cv with cool projects on your resume - An amazing group of talented people. - Great ambition
- Absurd crunch mostly due to bad planning (and bad food during the crunch time) The crunch was paid, but health and time family can not be repaired. - Inexperienced management - Lack of perspective to see the projects as a big picture - Leads and Producers lacking experience in game industry - Low salaries compared with other AAA companies - Poland is a hard place to live due to its culture22