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Codemasters Reviews

Updated November 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance (so far)" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Laidback, great people who you'll probably share a lot of interests with, comfy environment" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior Management does not listen to people, are not willing to change" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The studio is on farmland in the middle of nowhere" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codemasters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management style. Work well with employees

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to mention


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly & talented team, some good projects, excellent culture if you love cars or racing. Good location if you want a quieter life.

    Cons

    Terrible top level organisation. (Director level). Constant pandering to investors, project timelines slashed, budgets cut. Constant atmosphere of 'This studio might not exist next year'. Excellent games turned into mediocre ones by lack of time investment.

  3. "QA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Codemasters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Codies is full of truly talented, dedicated and passionate people, an inspiring place to work. Their projects are a labour of love and the quality of the games is second to none.

    Cons

    Lots of competition for advancement particularly in the lower ranks. If you want the move onto bigger and better things, the opportunities will present themselves but you'll need to be patient and prepared.


  4. "amazing experience so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Codemasters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely site to work in
    free gym
    nice subsidised canteen
    i drive, but there is a free bus service
    seems to be on the right track in terms of moving forward with technogly

    Cons

    mobile reception is bad
    being apart of the f1 team but not in birmingham can have a slight disconnect

    Advice to Management

    continue pushing communication between teams and trying to see a bigger picture in terms of development


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very good working place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer, Development Tools in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer, Development Tools in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Codemasters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and working atmosphere.
    Fairly organised working environment.
    Good work/life balance (so far).

    Cons

    Location is not the best (but we're moving offices).


  6. "Bad Experience"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Codemasters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Everything else you can think of.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Codemasters full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, ok benefits
    Some great colleagues

    Cons

    Dingy office in a depressing location, probably the most depressing office I've ever worked in. Impossible to reach by public transport.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Test Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA - Game Tester in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - QA - Game Tester in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Codemasters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hardware coverage and testing methodologies

    Cons

    Internal politics and favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees based on their work done and not favouritism


  9. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Codemasters full-time

    Pros

    Excellent studio and facilities
    Some great tech and passionate teams

    Cons

    Not very innovative, tied into a single genre with a finite market


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Employees as Commodities"

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

    I worked at Codemasters full-time

    Pros

    Some genuinely talented and enthusiastic people work in the dev teams.

    Cons

    Don't understand the value of culture and team building, only seeing employees as commodities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop resisting change. Get rid of the 'old guard' so you can be free to evolve both the culture & business practices before its too late.