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Eidos Montreal Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2019

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3.4
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David Anfossi
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Pros
  • "Free fruits everyday, not just apples, but a bunch of strawberries, mangoes, bananas, blue berries and so on(in 6 reviews)

  • "Relaxed atmosphere, casual dress, flexible hours(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 3 reviews)

  • "Lot's of issues with you redoing your job 2-5 times because somebody from art directors changes his mind and want different look(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teams, learn long term planning (resources and portfolio).

    Eidos Montreal2018-10-09
  2. "Best game studio in Montreal"

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    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.

    Eidos Montreal2019-07-26
  3. "Friendly workplaces"

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    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!

    Eidos Montreal2019-07-05
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best studio"

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    Current Employee - 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

    Eidos Montreal2019-02-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work in !!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work experience so far ! ++ : Great People and Manager who trusts in you ++ : Really dedicated team that wants to make best games ever ++ : Flexibility and Quality of life ++ : Over Time banked 1 for 1 ++ : Good benefits overall

    Cons

    -- : more active social commitee -- : 11 years old studio so the place is a little bit old ... but renovation is in progress!

    Advice to Management

    Share more information about the renovation timeline to the team!

    Eidos Montreal2018-08-29
  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    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...

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what counts and keep listening to your teams.

    Eidos Montreal2018-08-29
  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    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!

    Advice to Management

    - Continue in this path and you will go very far! I am confident in Eidos' long-term success. Thank you for making the past 5 years the best of my career.

    Eidos Montreal2018-08-23
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Many fundamental issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Eidos Montreal full-time

    Pros

    The studio has some of the greatest AAA IPs when it comes to creativity and innovation potential (Thief, Deus Ex) Very friendly atmosphere in the teams with incredibly talented artists and devs. Experts who stay long enough will see their experience rewarded with more responsibilities and trust. Numerous social advantages, including: Transport card covered, depending on your seniority Unlimited sick days Tax saving...

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    Cons

    Strategy The studio is a middle sized one (the likes of Naughty Dogs or Crystal Dynamics) but suffers from a lack of vision and focus that are overshadowed by excessive ambitions, and ideas not fully thought through. It is developing multi-platform games but relies on proprietary engines, mostly different for each project, preventing any form of knowledge building. This also leads to massive technical hurdles and production...

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    Advice to Management

    In any organization, culture comes from the top. When appearances prevail on the mission and when ego wins over values, pretending to “keep the door open” won’t be enough to ensure a sustainable business. Listen actively, observe carefully, acknowledge the issues, and be mature enough to act accordingly.

    Eidos Montreal2018-08-29
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor RH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eidos Montreal full-time

    Pros

    good projects and fun IPs to work on

    Cons

    lack of transparency, too much politics

    Eidos Montreal2018-08-14
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Level Designer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They finally have free coffee?

    Cons

    You are on your own if you don’t buddy up to the leads fast. The politics on play ensure you can’t effectively do your job, and the people on top never know what they want so you’re going to be constantly doing and redoing work until they figure it out and it will always be your fault that you didn’t get it. Performance reviews are non existent unless they need to cut heads, then you’ll mysteriously be informed you...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. Anybody in this industry could do your jobs better.

    Eidos Montreal2018-07-25
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