id Software - There is a lot that needs fixing at id Software. | Glassdoor
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    There is a lot that needs fixing at id Software.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at id Software full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein. I got into the game industry because of these games, and the amazing talent that created them. I came to id software because I wanted to learn from these developers. The pay is pretty decent, and they used to give bonuses before the current management issues.

    Cons

    None of the amazing talent that created id's iconic games are left - they've all fled the current management team. There are a few issues id software needs to work on to turn things around: The lack of professionalism: Expect lots of inappropriate jokes, comments and a generally unprofessional work environment. Our HR director quit recently over the many internal issues. The lack of opportunities: The Management...

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    Advice to Management

    This company is at a crossroads. The last two years have been generally bad for this company, and has cost id software much in the eyes of the industry. If you want to turn this around, you need to make a positive change. Encourage the bright, capable developers who actually produce, and stop playing politics. It shouldn't be about who is your friend and who isn't, id software needs everyone to work together as a team!...

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Other Employee Reviews

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    About as good as it gets

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      Current Employee - Senior Level Designer in Richardson, TX

      I have been working at id Software full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      id is a breath of fresh air after nearly a decade wasted at major publisher and being subject to the idiotic decisions of executives far removed from the development process. Decisions on the project are made in house by people who've earned their right to make them - both the CD and EP are extremely passionate about making the best possible game that we can. There's no aspirations here to make an interactive movie,...

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      Cons

      The only downside is the tools are still being modernized and while extremely fast in some areas are lacking in others. Don't expect Unreal 4.x functionality but this is an area that's being actively improved on as a high priority.

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      One of the best in the industry, great publisher too

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      Former Employee - Senior Designer in Richardson, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at id Software full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Amazing talent in this studio, which pulled off an amazing feat with DOOM 2016 that no one expected. Everyone there loves the id IPs and most got their start with them back in the '90s. Doom 2016 felt more like experienced devs putting together their love-letter to the brand that started it all. Future is VERY bright now that this team has made DOOM together.

      Cons

      Bonuses and salary aren't nearly what they used to be in the id old days, but understandable considering the team sizes required now. A bit of corporate culture creep after the Zenimax buyout (annoying security protocols, etc.), but they trust id and get out of the way when needed (and support when needed). All in all, they are a great fit.

      Advice to Management

      Keep on Keeping on! Marty and Hugo are great leaders!

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