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Gameloft Canada Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Best work environment, good benefits, learned alot (in 51 reviews)

  • Very good place to start you career in QA (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Teamwork is essential for success"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Gameloft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in with great people all around. And the diversity is a major plus to the workplace

    Cons

    The money spent by admisitration on events and activities can be spent to the choice of vote to be made


  2. "Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work on multiple areas during a games life cycle (UI, Networking, Gameplay, Economy, etc)

    Very good for Junior Devs to get some real experience working on bigger projects.

    Work environment is friendly and we have access to a games room with multiple consoles as well as Foosball and Ping Pong.

    Fresh fruit is delivered daily in the mornings which is a nice for those who do not normally eat breakfast or as a supplement to your breakfast.

    Cons

    Management isn't very good (from all departments)

    Lots of unpaid OT. OT is not mandatory however they will constantly 'request' OT because project timelines are rarely estimated correctly so you'll consistently find yourself doing OT for the sake of not looking like you're the weak link on the team.

    Like other companies, Gameloft is under the impression that throwing 5 people at a 2 person task will increase productivity and speed, rarely the case and definitely very annoying to deal with.

    Very little time allocated to bug fixing and code refactoring so you'll be stuck with buggy messy code bases and this is very bad for new employees who need to get up to speed in a somewhat short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Better time management so endless OT is not required or give better incentive to call for OT constantly.

  3. "Motion Graphics Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good insurances. Play room, beer o'clock, daily fruits.

    Cons

    Mid-range salaries. Frequent changes in the company.

    Advice to Management

    The entry point in the world of video game industry.


  4. "Cool place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment.
    A good balance between work and play.
    Open office culture.
    Flexible work time

    Cons

    9 hours work schedule
    No internal referencing


  5. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TGA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - TGA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft (More than a year)

    Pros

    The studio itself is wonderful , the people there are passionate and.
    Great support for employees and they pay well

    Cons

    as for now , no cons to give, except. not enough communication between different team ( project )


  6. "A good place to start in the industry"

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    Current Contractor - 3D Environment Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - 3D Environment Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an environment artist I have a good range of freedom and creativity. I have a good salary for a junior and people are really nice here.

    Cons

    So far I didn't have any problem.


  7. "good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    - many talented and very friendly people, social events, nice office, cool projects, not much overtime

    Cons

    - not much recognition on involvement from upper management, lack of innovation, not much in place to help employees grow within the company, heard about some doubtful things regarding bonuses distribution..

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to bring ideas and listen at them. There is a lot of talent in the teams and many opportunities for great games (and not just copies)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "One of the minions"

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    Former Employee - One In A Minion in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - One In A Minion in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, open source friendly, good colleagues. friendly environment, free fruits, free beer

    Cons

    no management skills, no leadership, lack of competency, low wages, no support on learning new technologies, no training if you pick a point , you can write an essay on what needs to be done. Managers are lazy . They are like puppets which work on HQ requests.

    Advice to Management

    AT least give value to the employees, consider their idea. Don't act like ditch. increase pay and give bonus . we all know how much Dungen hunter makes. RRSP is a joke here


  9. "Cool company to start in the business."

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people. Good environnement

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to other video games companies.
    Too many cooks in the kitchen...work is often slowed down and it can become frustrating pretty fast.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "overall a good experience"

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

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - some very talented people
    - if you work hard and have good ideas you can make things evolve

    Cons

    - there were many cons with the previous management, we'll have to see how the new one does

    Advice to Management

    I think almost everyone in the company was relieved when the top management changed as many people felt we were handicaped by wrong, unimaginative, arbitrary decisions and micro-management. Employees certainly do not want to go back to that situation and I'm worried that some of the "old school" spirit may still be present in some of the top management. We'll have to see...


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