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Updated Jul 13, 2021

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3.0
53%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
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Crytek CEOs Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "You have so many talented people around you who are willing to help you from work and private perspective(in 26 reviews)

  • "The company is located in Frankfurt(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No scheduled One on One Meetings or other efforts from Middle Management to check how their employees are doing(in 11 reviews)

  • "Office a bit far away from the frankfurt centre(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Many people writing reviews and not seeing the bigger picture

      Jun 25, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They do a lot for their employees and if you are motivated enough you can survive the current bad press. Its the games industry - there are ups and downs. The teams are great and there are many talented people around - we just need to make the most of it. Many creative people and of course some, that have less socials skills than others - but that's variety and what makes it interesting. The brothers are working on it and people can see that they are under a lot of pressure.

      Cons

      We lost many good people but still have enough people trying to turn things around. Reading other reviews is sad as we have people writing the reviews that are unhappy with the situation but also not in the position to get all information from upper management. Which is normal! This is how business work. Still, the current atmosphere is tensed. It will be better. And yes, if you need help you have to ask - sometimes twice - as these are difficult times for everyone and every department. So cut your co-workers a little slack. If you show commitment, it is always rewarded in the end (whereas: not by more paid days off or money. Sadly). So big con: Not enough vacation days! 24 should be minimum and would definitely lighten the mood.

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      34 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company gambles with the salaries and lives of its employees

      Jul 28, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -The pay isn't that bad -There were some fun office perks like free coffee and drinks (but that's pretty much expected these days) -The developers really care about the projects they're working on

      Cons

      The company is managed horribly. Take a look at the recent bad press and realize that everything being said is true. For a long period, Crytek stopped paying its employees and just kept saying "Thank you for your loyalty as we move through this difficult time." Any company that can't pay its employees on time is a company you don't want to work for. There's also been a mass exodus of talent that's going to really hurt Crytek's ability to put out quality products.

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      37 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Strings employees along with false promises while avoiding paying them

      Dec 15, 2016 - Senior Developer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awesome people to work with, talented, motivated, intelligent. The team is a good team, dev team leaders and production are very good at their jobs too.

      Cons

      Those same amazing people are being horrendously abused by the owners (the Yerli brothers). Pay hasn't come on time, to all studios worldwide, and this has been occuring on and off since at least 2014, and I've heard of it having occured for years before that from longer-term employees. When they can afford to pay everyone, they have been known to re-coup the missing pay, I'll give them that much. The problem is that they tell people everything will be fine by "this date" or "that date", which really means - this is the day they expect to hear some new about some deal they have going on. Those deals often fall-through or get re-written in different language, people can't survive not knowing when they'll get paid or not. The terrible thing is the owners will lash back out when employee lash out about not having received pay. They'll suggest that employees should have saved their money better to survive the turmoil. Ridiculous. See advice to management below:

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      35 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice people, no sense of direction

      Jul 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Generally nice and helpful people, good HR people who don't just work for the bosses but help out with many problems.

      Cons

      Company doesn't seem to have a long-term goal apart from the games they make. The engine is slowly improving, but people are leaving so often that features are left half-finished and sometimes remain in the engine unfinished for several release builds.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      fun place to be

      May 2, 2021 - 3D Animator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great studio to work for. Great people. Amazing projects

      Cons

      Frankfurt is great but the location of the studio is hard to access with public transport

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company in serious decline!!!

      Apr 20, 2021 - Prefer Not to Disclose in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Autonomy in doing things - Free Coffee, Free Gym and public transport partially free

      Cons

      - Company has no proper outlook for the future, no Next Gen and no mobile support in the engine! Nobody will want to use Cryengine going forward! Extremely complicated, outdated documentation! - Hunt is doing well right now but how long before Crytek goes south again and can't pay salaries again? - Endless stupid discussions with engineers about what to do next - Nobody wants to take responsibility for anything nor steer the company in a clear direction - Everything has to be escalated to Executive Management which makes the decision process very lengthy, arbitrary and worthless, whoever can convince the Yerlis best wins - Support to Users/Licensees non-existent

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok to work

      Mar 4, 2021 - Systems Administrator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, co workers and perks for it

      Cons

      No pay raise in two years

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The company that doesn't pay salary

      Sep 4, 2020 - N/A in Kiev
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good people a big projects (in past)

      Cons

      Constant salary delays. And it's not about a delay in 1 day or week, it's not even a delay in 1 month it's a delay in 1 YEAR! I finished work in Crytek more than a year ago and they own me mone for more than 2 months of my work. At first, it was delayed for 1 week but then this time increased till I left the company. I was told that will have my money later but after a year - NOTHING. All mail is ignored and the accountant doesn't know anything about timelines. Constant lies from the Management side. They said that there was some money transfer and it's about a lack of money in the company and in the end - IGNORE! Management will LIE to you about some problems in the company, they will LIE to other people and the WILL LIE IN COURT if you are willing to collect money through the lawyers and court They're up to 10 former employees in the same situation who are just waiting for some "luck" that maybe CEO will decide to pay our money

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      11 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great experience

      Feb 7, 2021 - Computer Programmer in Frankfurt am Main
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Talented people everywhere. Made it easy to learn.

      Cons

      Sometimes salary was late but not too severe

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      everything is good

      Feb 13, 2021 - QA Automation Engineer in Kiev
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      interesting projects, high skilled specialists

      Cons

      No cons, everything was great.

      1 person found this review helpful
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