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DICE (Sweden) Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for. Awesome team, comfortable work environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment was very comfortable. People are efficient and organized and things get done.

    Cons

    No cons at all as far as my experience goes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team"

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    Former Contractor - Associate Designer in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Contractor - Associate Designer in Playa Vista, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DICE (Sweden) as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very limited crunch. There is some OT, but the studio does its best to keep that from happening.
    Reduced number of contractors. It's tough to get a job here, but if you do it's almost always full time.
    Great location close to the beach and some nice areas.
    Great team members who are all very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get a job. It's a smaller studio that can hand-pick some of the best people in the industry. You can apply, but you'll be competing with the top of the class.
    Everything is expensive. $3.50 for a slice of pizza is the cheapest lunch you can buy in the area. Don't get me started on housing.
    Inconveniently located compared to the rest of LA. It's right on the coast, so if you live anywhere east of Hollywood, prepare for an awful commute.
    Teams can be somewhat cliquish.
    Overall lack of creativity or unique ideas. They're amazing at what they do, but this isn't a studio ready for genre-shattering concepts.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome team, getting even better"

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    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Playa Vista, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DICE (Sweden) as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Extremely friendly team
    - Great projects
    - Excellent personal growth opportunities (time and opportunities to learn new things)
    - Management that cares about the health and well-being of its employees
    - Tons of perks for both full time and contractors
    - Ability to easily interact with people from all departments
    - Everyone has a positive attitude and a drive to do great things
    - Moving away from hiring contractors towards full time positions
    - Extremely willing to listen to feedback from people at all levels
    - Embedded QA team makes a huge difference for both projects and team building

    Cons

    - It's still a gaming company, priorities in hiring lean towards engineering and art and away from QA, audio, and design
    - Studio sometimes prone to weaknesses from DICE headquarters and EA as a whole

    Advice to Management

    - Creative decisions should be made in an oligarchical fashion, not a democratic one. Creative decision meetings should focus on a small to medium sized number of people who clearly understand the current needs of the project. Those who get hung up on nitpicky issues or who don't understand the purpose of a feature, document, presentation, or milestone may need to step back until their particular area of expertise is needed.
    - Increased headcount across all departments should be a continued priority.
    - Keep up the modified crunch, it makes a huge difference to morale


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  5. "An fast paced but rewarding place to be"

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    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DICE (Sweden) as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The talent and engagement you get to tap into and be part of made me look forward to going to work every single day I worked at DICE.

    Cons

    Working with talented and enthusiastic people on awesome games lead, in my experience, to a culture of long hours so you have to be a bit self disciplined to get a good work/life balance.


  6. "Quality engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was an interesting company to work with. Professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Unless you're big fan of gaming, otherwise it doesn't make any difference with other sw company


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome place"

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    Current Employee - Technical Animator in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Technical Animator in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of opportunities to explore new areas and field, friendly environment

    Cons

    Beside some personal up and down I cannot find any


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DICE (Sweden) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Some of the best art teams in the world
    - Great internal technologhy
    - Stockholm is one of the best cities in the world

    Cons

    - Communication is good but could be even better.
    - Moving away from the best office location in Stockholm to a bigger but less impressive building.

    Advice to Management

    Full focus on the development of great games would


  9. "Cinematic Artist"

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    Current Employee - Cinematic Artist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Cinematic Artist in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, friendly and relaxed environment/colleagues.

    Cons

    I have not noticed any cons so far


  10. Helpful (1)

    "AAA Game Dev at DICE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Flat structure
    -Cutting edge technology
    -Job Security
    -Sweden

    Cons

    -Low pay relative to other markets
    -Cold

    Advice to Management

    Less is more.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Goodie"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DICE (Sweden) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Working with AAA Game Development
    * Skilled colleagues
    * Freedom to pursue own career goals
    * Flexible work conditions
    * Decent salary/compensation
    * Stability
    * Possible to maintain healthy work/life balance, even while having small children

    Cons

    * Complex system & Product
    * Monolithic system / Tons of dependencies on other part of systems
    * Everything is "semi-broken" you have to fix lots of "other issues" to get to your point of failure
    * Massive amounts of overhead/downtime due to sync/build/whatever
    * Navigating big business politics in order to be seen/recognised