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Updated May 16, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place To Work

    May 16, 2022 - Producer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and such

    Cons

    None at all really - good place

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place

    Dec 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cares about employees, good pay for cheap cost of living in the area. Handling COVID well.

    Cons

    Located in Wisconsin makes it hard to bring in new people across all levels

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Sep 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Raven is a great place to work. The pandemic has been tough for all of us, but there is a fantastic studio culture here, great people, and great benefits.

    Cons

    We are incredibly busy at Raven. This is both a blessing and a curse, as there are lots of projects that need attention.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good all-around company...

    Aug 10, 2021 - Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Lots of top talent. Cool Call of Duty franchise with a wide variety of content to work on. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the tools and workflows are extremely out of date compared to industry standards.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great people and a way to learn fast.

    May 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fosters a very inclusive culture. Lower level folks are given a lot of responsibility. Ideas can come from anyone in any department at anytime. For being a CoD support studio, we still get to work pretty autonomously.

    Cons

    Upper management are a bit stuck in their ways. OT is a real problem since company moved to Warzone. Company is growing too fast and retention of veteran employees is taking a hit.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Raven is where I find my place of gratitude

    Sep 27, 2020 - Anonymous in Middleton, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    + AAA title development + Culture + Amazing Benefits + Competitive Salary + Family picnics and parties + Room to grow and the support to do so

    Cons

    For me, this is a labor of love and true passion. Even with that being said, when it comes time to crunch, I lose sight of what a healthy work life balance means. Fortunately, time to crunch doesn't forever.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Workplace, Better Pay

    Jan 10, 2021 - QA Functional Tester in Middleton, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Work in Video Games - Meet Industry Stars - Develop AAA Titles - Heavy Team Based Environment - Free food and Beer Fridays

    Cons

    - Pay - Crunch is rough - Moving up takes time

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    The best Mid West company to work for! Where creativity thrives.

    May 4, 2020 - Senior Art Director in Middleton, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They care about your well being, physically and mentally, they've raised their cultural game. They're inclusive, and always interested in opinions and new ideas. They've worked on and developed some of the most iconic games in history. They're driven and when asked to help other studios from Activision, they were such an incredible support, they've been asked to work on and owned, pieces of every single Call of Duty product for the last dozen years. HR is very supportive and the company is filled with folks who are incredibly good at what they do. They have an amazing mentorship program for anyone who wants to be a part of it or learn something new. Madison Wisconsin is beautiful, there are places here in Wisconsin that will take your breath away. The food has become incredibly diverse in the last 5 years.. You never know what new game is on the horizon. Each day is something new. Oh, and I'll bet you look a long while before you find a gaming studio that has people that have been there over 20 years. Raven has loads, more than any other Activision studio. Some have been here over 30 with new employees coming in all the time. Most come here and stay.

    Cons

    Being an incredible support studio is wonderful, you get to work on something new all the time and it's very lucrative! Occasionally, when a new IP presents, you've got a lot of super talented people that would love to drive and own the challenge. That's not an insurmountable hurdle and not a bad problem to have. Most of the folks at Raven have the years and talent to back them up so they could Run a new IP. But it does occasionally cause tension, which more often than not, is soon lost to the drive for "Gold" in the end.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Aug 27, 2020 - Designer in Middleton, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and great location

    Cons

    Not many, you get what you put in.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great people, mediocre business

    Nov 11, 2019 - Senior Environment Artist in Madison, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. Pretty stable place to work.

    Cons

    Management is constantly trying to "prove themselves" to everyone and the workers suffer in low compensation and work that no one else wants to do. Crunch can be very bad depending on your manager and/or department.

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    2 people found this review helpful
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Raven Software has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 38 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Raven Software to a friend and 94% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Raven Software employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Raven Software. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

78% of Raven Software employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Raven Software 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

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

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