Gameloft Employee Reviews about "work environment"
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- "I doubt I'll find another place with so many great people in the team." (in 163 reviews)
- "Colleagues were all great and most became good friends." (in 60 reviews)
- "Dedicated teams are great to work with" (in 48 reviews)
- "They provide good benefits (corporation standard) and freebies." (in 38 reviews)
- "work environment is good" (in 36 reviews)
- "Gameloft generally hires newbies so the entry salaries are low (but it's very easy to grow)" (in 236 reviews)
- "poor management and sometimes poor working hours" (in 102 reviews)
- "It's repetitive work and the pay is low" (in 36 reviews)
- "Low salary and no bonuses" (in 21 reviews)
- "Managers don't know how to deal and organize the production." (in 21 reviews)
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Updated Nov 27, 2023
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- 3.0Jun 21, 2017ProgrammerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsToronto, ON
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.
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.2
- 5.0Jul 26, 2018Assistant Content ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearValencia, Valencian Community
- Good and international work environment; - Opportunities to grow, learn and take more responsibilities; - Nice office; - Some team activities; - Good benefits.
There was a period of time where we "needed" to work extra hours or on Saturdays, but it was compensated aftrewards.
- 1.0Jul 27, 2023Applications DeveloperCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMontreal, QC
-Friday afternoon are off -Nice colleagues -Great licences like Disney -Cool Christmas party -Free lunches sometimes
-Very low salaries -Most toxic environment I ever worked in on Dreamlight Valley -Top management is awful -Most managers don't know how to manage and respect people -Company doesn't do anything to take care of their employees -Lots of overtime -Lots of unhappy people working too much under a lot of pressure -All my colleagues are searching for a new job -Managers sometimes scream at employees -Office isn't well located2
- 3.0Jun 27, 20173D ArtistCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsMontreal, QC
A recent change on the top management has generated a visible improvement on the work environment.
Some aspects of the work culture remain under the shroud of the previous management holding back some of the improvements.
- 4.0Dec 5, 2022Marketing SpecialistCurrent Employee
Really great team and environment The work is not that hard and time consuming
Salaries and perks are a bit lacking Not very flexible on the remote working part
- 2.0Nov 27, 2014ProgrammerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearGuadalajara, Jalisco
Informal and nice work environment. You can learn a lot of stuff (on your own of course) God people to work with
A lot of overtime because very poor project planning Only android porting or even worse, android updates with ridiculous deadlines.2
- 3.0May 22, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearMontreal, QC
Experienced and nice colleagues to learn from - some of them come from triple-A studios and are simply kickass in their respective fields. Good salaries. Social Club that organizes activities and arranges cheaper Gym/yoga subscriptions for you. Nice office space. Cool, good-looking, hardcore-oriented projects.
No free coffee... Crunching periods (but at least they pay you dinner). Micromanagement from the HQ at Paris was very real, which in turn made the project move very slowly and erratic sometimes, shifting between priorities all the time. I felt a great number of employees don't feel optimistic/proud about the general company outlook, which in turn contributes to a 'meh'-ish atmosphere, where some colleagues systematically expect their projects to fail or underperform. Don't know about you but this is somehow a toxic environment to work in. I personally had zero onboarding, which made general socialization very hard at first... But maybe that was just me. Some middle management peeps are very professional in what they do (smart eggs) but they lack the corresponding Soft Skills - which equals frustration for the rest of us. Maybe they should invest in some management trainings here?3
- 3.0Nov 19, 2015QA TesterCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCluj-Napoca
Great place to start a career in QA testing. Good work environment and conditions. Somewhat flexible schedule. Not very stressful. Stable workplace, there is no such thing as 'you don't know if you have a job in a month'. Some benefits that can make your day better: Free coffee, free ice cream, fruits, chocolate, energy drinks and so on.
Resource allocation is frustrating and some testers are allocated on tasks that they've done for the past 3 months and have close to no chance to learn something new or evolve in that time. If the team doesn't have a stable project, as an individual you will have close to no chance to evolve as you will most likely perform basic tasks that are usually given to new testers (such as compatibility tests). There's no such thing as a raise in payment, unless you are promoted to Lead, which is not that easy to achieve. You can work 3 years here and still earn as much as a new tester. Rumors say that you can get a raise if you talk to the management, but I never heard someone said that he/she got a raise. I might be wrong here. The 10 am to 7 pm schedule is basically eviscerating your social life and your free time. You wake up, you go to work, have a 1 hour brake, arrive home around 7:30 pm, eat, take a shower, sleep. The good part is that if you really need 2-3 hours to do something, you are able to take 2-3 hours off and work during your lunch break or during weekends.1