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"MIss Managed: The Man Handler"

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Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Crystal Dynamics as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Small Company with Friendly Employees
Bagels every Friday

Cons

Maintains a Skeleton Crew, outsourcing a bulk of the work to smaller studios
Tight budgets and a lot of overtime due to mismanagement
Too many producers and assistant producers
Higher positions are currently filled with individuals who aren't going anywhere any time soon

Advice to Management

Plan your projects
Prototype designs and stick to what works
Plan your projects
Don't stretch your employees thin, hire who you need to get the job done
Plan your projects

Other Employee Reviews for Crystal Dynamics

  1. "great people full of passion on making great AAA games"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crystal Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of talented people.
    super nice and willing to help.
    passion on making great games.

    Cons

    salary is a bit low


  2. "Good times, but Hard work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Crystal Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    They make great games and have a real commitment to making the best game they can. They seemed to really care about the people that work there and have a really nice office. There are a lot of fantastic, super talented developers there.

    Cons

    I'm sure everyone will agree, they crunch too hard and for too long. Home/work balance goes out the window. Don't know if this is poor management or just commitment to excellence, but crunch time needs to be minimized.

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