CD PROJEKT RED Employee Reviews about "upper management"
74% would recommend to a friend
(13 total reviews)
42% approve of CEO
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- "Low salaries compared with other AAA companies" (in 24 reviews)
- "inexperienced management, poor at decision making, micro" (in 14 reviews)
- "The upper management is rotten to the core and full of people skilled only in sucking up to the directors." (in 9 reviews)
- "Blame culture." (in 5 reviews)
- "low with symbolic pay raises over the years" (in 3 reviews)
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Updated Sep 26, 2023
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- 4.0Nov 29, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Everything was wonderful oh and vegetarian cantina
All pretty great in general other than in-fighting among upper management20
- 3.0Jul 21, 2023AnonymousCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
Great place for people who search to do creative things on their daily job. Time for self development, only if you negotiate it and work fast. Some training are only for upper management.
inexperienced management, poor at decision making, micro-managing, heavy atmosphere, unhappy employees. Directors don't train people, seniors don't share their knowledge much, you have to find your own ways to learn - usually outside of the company.2
- 2.0Jan 6, 2021ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
Cool studio, interesting project, hard to manage
Hardest job on earth. Ceo and directors making not discussed or not communicated changes. Blame culture. Lack of technical knowledge in most of the upper management crew.12
- 2.0Mar 29, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Casual atmosphere. Great campus & dog-friendly office with a good gym. Good benefits if you are a Polish resident/citizen.
HQ canteen is barely ok. Almost zero career development. Training is only for upper managementTraining is only for upper managementTraining is only for upper management; some departments don't have a budget to function. Nepotism. Several directors and upper management at the company are there because they are/were friends of board members or similar cases. Diversity & Inclusion strategy: literally hand-picking the handful of non-Polish people at HQ and asking them to pose for shooting/interviews to boost employer branding. Every plan is US-centric, with no real international vision or strategy. Directors don't get to train people, and seniors are promoted when they threaten to leave. Pay is ok, but this highly depends on the role/team. No salary transparency at all.5
- 5.0Nov 14, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
This is definitely a place for you if you are: -ambitious -proactive -focused on personal & professional growth -love challenges The company is full of passionate people who are 100% gamers and love what they do. Everyone's opinions matter and upper management is always open to discuss ideas and revise them based on constructive feedback coming from other employees.
Great working atmosphere and friendly co-workers make it easy to lose yourself and forget about healthy work-life balance sometimes.4
- 2.0Oct 3, 2018ProgrammerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
Many great developers to work with Flexible work hours
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.69
- 5.0Oct 7, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
- focus on making best games, not on making biggest profit - trying to achieve perfection in everything - go-get attitude required from everyone - top management are game devs and/or people who are gamers, which means they understand what gamers want - profit share / gym / best benefits when compared to every other studio in Poland
- a lot of proactiveness required to be successful, which can be a con for people who just like to 'join the flock and do what they're asked' - despite good benefits, no life insurance and/or 401k (or equivalent) - no stock options outside upper management10
- 3.0Dec 25, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWarsaw, Masovia
- interesting people - unique experience and knowledge in some key areas - lots of social events
- low pay - constant renovations make the office fancier but do not improve the working conditions - company is loosing momentum after success of The Witcher - management is unsure how the next projects should look like - hope vs plan - to much politics in the upper management - lack of information between departments - lies10
- 5.0Sep 4, 2020Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor, more than 3 years
Fair salary compared to country average, great HR staff, plenty of ways to improve your skills and creative freedom. You really get to see your your work in the games come to life. ZERO REQUIREMENTS TO DO OVERTIME, and no peer pressure if you don't want overtime. Multicultural studio with people from all over the world.
Artists are often dragged into technicalities of their proprietary engine, which outside of the company has zero use to the employee. There's also a certain sense that you're being leapfrogged by people hanging out with the upper management.