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Found 75 of over 112 reviews
4.4
80% Recommend to a Friend
Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells
96% Approve of CEO

Found 69 of over 112 reviews

4.4
80%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells
Evan Wells
42 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Good pay and great bonuses if you work here full time for more than a year!(in 6 reviews)
  • "Amazing Benefits(in 3 reviews)
  • "Everyone is friendly and fair(in 2 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great interview process!

    Jul 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work with smart and hard working people:)

    Cons

    Hard decisions has to be made to meet ddl. Spend additional time on small stuff, make your ocd worse lol.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great!

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    It was a little disorganized at times

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Awesome work environment

    May 5, 2022 - Game Programmer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible schedules - Good treatment/ethics

    Cons

    - Stressful at some certain times

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    good

    Dec 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work. Would recommend.

    Cons

    no cons at the moment

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful place to work, depending on team

    Nov 8, 2021 - Senior Localization Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly talented, passionate, and humble. This varies from department/teams, but in general everyone is incredible hungry and wants to make the best products possible.

    Cons

    Some teams are prone to crunch/tougher work schedules.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Working on the best franchises in the industry

    Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -surrounded by top industry talent -room for growth and career advancement -knowing that you are contributing to some of the best franchises in the industry

    Cons

    -onboarding could be better, felt like you are thrown into the fire and expected to just produce top quality work -everyone around you is very passionate, which can lead to overworking without being told to. Especially working from home.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Creative fun environment

    Sep 14, 2021 - Producer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passion, creativity, open communications and collaboration

    Cons

    Crunch, which is actively being solved

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    High Talent, Good Workflow / Extreme Crunch, Low Pay, Bad HR

    Apr 20, 2021 - Programmer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - You will work with some of the best talent in the industry - The workflow at Naughty Dog is very empowering, you are trusted to get the job done without any constraints, no one is going to be looking over your shoulder. - You are almost guaranteed to work on a cool project - Everyone has a voice, the hierarchy is very flat and everyone is open to new ideas that can make the game better.

    Cons

    - I have been through many crunches. Naughty Dog was by far the worst. They say they are going to change every time but they never do. If you are going to join, you have to be ok with doing 60 to 80 hours a week for 1-2 years for every project. - The pay is amongst the worst in the Los Angeles area. Some people with lots of experience barely get paid well to live on their own, let alone sustaining a family. - HR is inexistent. There is not a hint of interest for the person that does the job, they only care about getting talent and squeezing it. This is why after every project there is an stampede.

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    24 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great to place to work

    Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Programmer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great to work there and learned a lot

    Cons

    not enough time off between huge gaming titles

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    this place is a pleaseure to work

    Dec 14, 2020 - UI Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great here i would say

    Cons

    not entirely sure, i dont think there are any cons

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Naughty Dog has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 112 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Naughty Dog to a friend and 81% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Naughty Dog employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Naughty Dog. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

80% of Naughty Dog employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Naughty Dog 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Naughty Dog to be benefits, culture, career development and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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