Treyarch - I learned a lot, but I would never do it again. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (5)

    "I learned a lot, but I would never do it again."

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Treyarch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned more in my first 6 months than most people learn in years about the gaming industry. As an Associate Producer, I was put in charge of games nearly right away with a minimal of oversight. If you do well, you'll quickly get the opportunity to assist/lead multiple titles at a time. You'll get the opportunity to provide input and opinions on high profile titles as well.

    Cons

    The hours and crunch will...be...brutal. My first year, I put in 4 months of 6-7 days per week crunch (10-14 hour days early on, ramped up to 12-16 hour days near releases). My second year, I crunched nearly non-stop for 7 months, including more than a few monstrous 24+ hour marathon shifts. Due to the fact that my off-site developers and vendors were everywhere from East Europe to China, I was constantly working... off hours to set up conference calls at any time of the day or night. Due to the location in Minnesota, wages are not competitive to the rest of the industry. Pay and work/life balance are both common complaints from within this studio. The culture can be very aggressive and the humor can be quite scathing, even more than other gamedevs/publishing studios.

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    Treyarch2012-07-19

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very happy to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Treyarch full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great work.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime in shipping years.

    Treyarch2019-02-27
  2. "Was ok"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance 

    I worked at Treyarch for less than a year

    Pros

    stocked kitchen, cool people, good location.

    Cons

    Long hours, but hey that's how the business goes.

    Treyarch2019-03-13

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