Infinity Ward Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    My thoughts on IW

    May 31, 2021 - Gameplay Animator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff Great pay Free food The CEO is great Get early access to stuff

    Cons

    8-12 hour shifts daily Sometimes you have to sleep at the office

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    not bad

    Apr 28, 2022 - Senior Vfx Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    free lunch, making good game

    Cons

    some people in the team will boss around the other

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Positive Experience

    Apr 7, 2022 - Associate Game Designer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Highly skilled driven team members

    Cons

    High expectations, could be a Pro

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Working for IW

    Feb 7, 2022 - QA Senior Tester in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's a good place to work, with multiple opportunities for growth throughout the company. Aside from that it is a fun environment, and somewhat laid back. At least laid back before we get closer to shipping our newest game.

    Cons

    It can feel tough at times being heard when you are newer to the company and don't have an established relationship with those above you in the company.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    good place

    Jan 31, 2022 - Senior Program Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    creative, fun, acknowledge, fast pace, good work environment

    Cons

    long hours , tense, pressure, no mistakes

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Stable and Reasonable Place to Work

    Jan 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Infinity Ward is a stable and reasonable place to work. We're currently working from home primarily and it seems like that will remain an option for the foreseeable future.

    Cons

    There is some crunch during shipping year.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    salary

    Jan 21, 2022 - Senior Artist I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    115k plus bonus per game relies

    Cons

    lower salary but sometimes good bonus

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    The definition of toxicity

    Jan 11, 2022 - Designer in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Potentially big Call of Duty bonuses, good pay

    Cons

    Very toxic leadership that relies on yelling, profanity, intimidation. The studio is run like a frat house, and you're either one of the boys club or you're not. Everything is about being bigger, louder, more badass. The bigger personalities lord over everyone else. Bonuses are dangled in front of you like carrots to keep you in line. Very definition of bro-culture.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Typical Game Industry Corporate Gig

    Aug 6, 2021 - Director of Technology in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some amazing talent to work alongside. Clear leadership and reasoning for the vision of what the game is. Successful games can pay great bonuses. Clear expectations for crunch and "ship year" mentality to complete projects.

    Cons

    Planning-to-crunch is policy here. It is a planned-for part of the development process, even before goals for crunch milestone are crystalized. Zero appetite to measure or make improvements to crunch. Turnover is not seen as a bad thing, a part of doing business. Bonuses are hugely discretionary, vary heavily person-to-person.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Lots of great people. Studio management is an acquired taste.

    Jul 18, 2021 - Anonymous Former Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working on huge titles with a talented team.

    Cons

    Pat Kelly unnerves most people he comes into contact with. Bro culture.

    2 people found this review helpful
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Infinity Ward Reviews FAQs

Infinity Ward has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 38 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Infinity Ward to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 17% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Infinity Ward employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Infinity Ward. This rating has improved by 20% over the last 12 months.

53% of Infinity Ward employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Infinity Ward 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Infinity Ward to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be management, senior leadership, culture.

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