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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    No studio is perfect but CA is a very good place to work.

    Dec 18, 2020 - Animator in Horsham, England
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    Very friendly and passionate team. Very supportive team leads Free breakfast Fun social activities all year round Staff training and development programs available £1 massages


    Horsham is quite an expensive area for the salary. Proprietary tech feels outdated and is in need of an update. No options to work remotely.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work culture but poor salaries

    May 25, 2023 - 3D Character Artist in Horsham, England
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    Great community and workers. You can focus on your work and you get important tasks that help your career


    The salary makes living in Horsham or South England very hard

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Caring company, hard to make changes.

    Apr 8, 2021 - Tech Artist in Horsham, England
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    -Caring company, they do care about their workers well being. No crunch has happening basically never (as far as Im aware, I made sure to investigate). No harassment history and they take that very seriously. Doing a lot for diversity and women opportunities. -There is a huge amount of interesting work happening at the moment of writing. -Horsham is a quiet town for those looking for peaceful places to be, a short train trip from London and Brighton. -Expanding rapidly. -They are open to change, the attitude is there. -New offices in Horsham, they completely rebuilt old ones. More space, more special care for facilities. -HR work is outstanding.


    -Salaries are in the low end generally, at least starting, but they do have a salary revision plan each year they actually perform and execute, so salaries can catch up rapidly. -Old company with old ways. Management is doing work to adapt and it is sincere and it is paying off but it is not easy, you need to adapt to old workflows while things change, specially if you are working near the Total War team. -Hyperfocus on the Total War franchise, which makes sense, but is also limiting. -Horsham is a small town, if you are not looking for something like that you might get bored really easy. Also, is a retirement town, huge population of elderly, so if you are looking for knowing people your age outside work is hard. -Very vertical company still, lack of diversity and more women in position of power. They are aware of that and recognize them as a problem, but changes are slow. -No harassment history, but very old white men driven company, that might be represent a problem for women to some degree, but I also found it problematic if you are not european. -No clear path to grow. You can grow, but I found it very messy and unclear which are the steps. -Better feedback loop between employees and management is needed.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Fun to work at, but increadibly outdated

    Jul 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Friendly company with talented people for the most part. Being able to work on a triple-A game you'd actually want to play is always a plus. Great work/life balance, not much overtime. Decent benefits including healthcare and pension. 2 airports nearby with budget airlines connecting to most places in Europe. Fun company events. Easy to go to London during the weekends.


    There has been a true exodus of talent recently, with many of the key people that were actually doing the heavy lifting quitting. While your CV may increase in value for every year spent at CA by virtue of CA's name alone, expect your actual skills to deteriorate. There is no training and the tools, tech and pipelines you work with are increadibly outdated, so most of what you learn here isn't of much value in the industry as a whole. The politics are strong. Career opportunities are extremely poor, there are some old boy cliques in charge and they want to surround themselves with obedient friends, not critical hardworking people. There is no transparent performance tracking system or standards to meet to be eligible for promotion. Bonus was terrible this year (less than 1 month's pay) and again not transparant. I don't get the feeling complaints reach the top management, else the middle management and the cliques would have been dealt with long ago. Salary is bad compared to the cost of living in Horsham, as the rents are extremely high and the houses are tiny and of poor quality. Don't forget there is 70-100 pounds of council tax to pay every month as well and the electricity bills will get high. There are some more affordable villages in the general area, but since you have to pay the overpriced rail tickets, renting in a cheaper area is not worth it. If you earn less than 40k GBP per annum you'll be struggling to rent own place and likely to end up having to share a house with other unfortunates.

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