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  1. 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 failed it (you will not ever see this review.). Watch yourself when you get close to your two years there, they know they can fire you without triggering legal repercussions because dismissal laws don’t kick in for Quebec until 2 years. If even one producer doesn’t like you, they will drum up some reason to fire you without any input from your managers. And they’re not even pulling out any kind of successes to justify this. This is a company where franchises go to die. They’ve killed Thief, they’ve killed Deus Ex, they’re about to kill Tomb Raider. Sooner or later Japan is going to get tired of having their obey wasted and that is not going to be pretty. They’ve already cut out most of the employees perks for all the fuckups. The rep around town is already so bad they keep having to find people outside of the province and even the country because everyone here is getting wise to the toxic environment thanks to all the people they’ve chewed through.

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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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  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

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