Eidos Montreal Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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3.7
64%
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88%
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Eidos Montreal Studio Chief  David Anfossi (no image)
David Anfossi
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free fruits everyday, not just apples, but a bunch of strawberries, mangoes, bananas, blue berries and so on(in 6 reviews)

  • " beer on fridays (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "OT is highly encouraged but never paid(in 4 reviews)

  • "The frustration of being the ones paying for the higher ups mistakes is the number one reason(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time

    Pros

    Team sizes are "ok", doesn't get bigger than 200 people. It's ok if you compare to other big studios and there isn't *a lot* of outsourcing.

    Cons

    Core teams are unable to scope. Whatever which of the two production teams you end up working with. Ramp-downs and ramp-up have always been a mess. You never know where you'll end up going soon enough, sometimes you learn on the Friday PM that on Monday you are going on the other project.

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  2. "The good the bad and the ugly"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sr Character Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very knowlegeable team, interesting projects, stimulating salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Even though I am grateful to my team for sharing the knowledge and their patience, some things should not remain untold. I had the misfortune of being micromanaged, not recognized for what I could bring to the table, ignored by superiors and ghosted by some colleagues who formed cliques, some of whom had anger management issues, didn't have the emotional maturity to look past personal differences for a common goal - the project, others didn't look me in the eye when we had conversations, didn't look up nor say hello when I entered the office, made big team decisions without including me, to name a few things. There are great people in this company, but overall my team wasn't a good fit. Hope they consider their behavior and wish them the best.

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  3. "Great company to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees many advandages

    Cons

    Salary grid and low yearly increase

  4. "Downtown"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice location and friendly and productive.

    Cons

    more recreation area within office space is big plus

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, Horrible conditions"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are competent, clean offices and working to make games.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, very low salary, no benefits. It feels like anyone is disposable and employees happiness in the QA department was not a concern by the higher ups. Very little opportunities to climb the ladder since there are very little positions to aim for. No opportunities to train and get better either.

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  6. "Best game studio in Montreal"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gameplay Programmer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Projects, quality of life, ownership.

    Cons

    Salary should be a little more.

  7. "Friendly workplaces"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tools Programmer 

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time

    Pros

    People are amazing, community is dope!

    Cons

    Too much hierarchical, that you have to fight too much sometimes to make something happen!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not the best studio"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Environment Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal for more than a year

    Pros

    Great game titles and tech. Strong teams. Fun to work.

    Cons

    Bad politics Fire people for stupid reasons No bonuses Games always delayed

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Happy I made the switch - No kool-aid needed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eidos Montreal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I came to Eidos from another studio because I was tired of the ridiculous politics and having to get 10 levels of approval for any change. I was hesitant at first, but the people I met in my interview had gone through the same experience in the past, and they were upfront and transparent with me - not to mention that many of my former colleagues had already made the switch - and once I started, things were pretty much the same as they described. After over a year here, I have no regrets at all. No studio is perfect, but I see the difference in that people support each other and you get the feeling that everyone around you is pushing toward the same goal. The projects are awesome and definitely challenging, but I would rather be in an environment where I can grow and be proud of my work, than be put in a corner and told what to do like a machine. I can't speak for everyone, but I am having more fun here than I've had in my 8 year career, and it seems like everyone around me shares the same sentiment. It's not about drinking the kool-aid, because I genuinely think that management is doing their best to listen to us and make necessary changes. For the rest of the perks, one huge difference I noticed is the level of flexibility and understanding for overtime and having work-life balance. Beer Fridays and parties are great, but I think the best part is that I can bank my overtime as vacation. Kids get sick and emergencies happen, and they definitely show a human side when it comes to these situations.

    Cons

    It would be great to have more insight into what's happening on other projects. Other than that, I've already shared my other suggestions and pretty much everything I mentioned is already in the works.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I've ever worked at so far!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eidos Montreal full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Very talented people - Fun atmosphere - Great games - Ambitious teams - Amazing benefits including free fruits and coffee everyday, free beers on Fridays - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Studio needs a new look, but Eidos is undergoing renovations. The studio will look awesome!

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