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Found 198 of over 217 reviews
4.2
83% Recommend to a Friend
Crytek CEOs Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
87% Approve of CEO

Found 181 of over 217 reviews

4.2
83%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Crytek CEOs Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
Avni Yerli and Faruk Yerli
36 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Worker

    Nov 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was the best and I loved it

    Cons

    I didn’t have any working there

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Nice place to work

    Apr 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Management for a company

    Cons

    Pay does not match the work load

    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 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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    39 people found this review helpful
  5. 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
  6. 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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    38 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

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    Nov 15, 2022 - 3D Environment Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice projects, nice culture and many talented people to learn from.

    Cons

    Planning is sometimes little bit of

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work atmosphere

    Sep 13, 2022 - Senior QA Lead 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pleasant work atmosphere with nice people

    Cons

    Information flow from top to bottom is limited

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Depends on the team you land in

    Jul 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some absolute pearls in the people working there Work ethic is good, they don't expect you to work extra hours outside of your core hours Flexible with WFH/Full remote Benefits are good - Commute ticket, gym membership etc. Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Some teams are great, some I'd say to avoid. Upper management is completely disconnected from reality and unprofessional Direct management/middle management and HR don't follow up with harassment claims Racist and sexist remarks are normalized all around the office Other employees from random departments telling you how to do your job in a very unprofessional manner and nothing gets done from direct management

    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing

    May 29, 2022 - Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Tech is amazing Teams are nice

    Cons

    None I can think of so far

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  11. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    run away

    Jun 13, 2022 - Environment Artist in Hamburg
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    used to be a good place to enter the industry

    Cons

    almost went bankrupt now property of sega:D

    3 people found this review helpful

    Crytek Response

    Hi, thank you for the review on our Glassdoor profile. We realize that this review is referring to Crytek Black Sea only (Sega aquisition) and 2017, five years ago. We want to point out that Crytek is still a great place to enter the industry and we would be happy to convince you about that. We have some exciting projects in the pipeline (C4) and would be thrilled to bring back more veterans as well. If you are interested you can check out our career page and the team can talk with you about it in an interview :)

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Crytek has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 217 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Crytek to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 13% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Crytek employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Crytek. This rating has improved by 17% over the last 12 months.

83% of Crytek employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Crytek 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Crytek to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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