Respawn Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella
Vince Zampella
19 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work as a designer, lots of autonomy and there’s not much crunch expected especially compared to my previous studios

    Cons

    Not many downsides, one of the best places to work in the industry

  2. "Cool place"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are cool and pay is decent

    Cons

    Old school bro culture remains intact

  3. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software 
    Recommends

    I worked at Respawn Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment for length of employment

    Cons

    Cons weren’t a big deal

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (9)

    "Burnout, stress, and heavy anxiety on the Apex Legends project"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    - Founders of the studio generally have a great sense of how to make a great game, which is not necessarily the case for the rest of EA. - Office improvements have been great as our place of work has needed a lot of attention.

    Cons

    - Mostly every other game company (Epic, Activision, Bungie etc.) have extended project deadlines and feature/content road maps to accommodate for lower efficiencies and general stresses/anxiety during COVID 19, but not on the Apex project - I feel extremely stressed and burnt out trying to keep our seasonal releases on the same aggressive timeline as pre-shelter in place productivity. I currently work 12-13 hours a day and there is no separation between my home and work life. - We have no idea how to do a live service project, which means poor planning decisions and no sizing of work, means we actually have very little idea of how much we can accomplish in a given month. - No attention to employee health during this period. We get two conflicting messages around "please take care of your health" and "we must keep the same schedule and work even longer hours to meet our deadlines." - I am so burned out that I am considering leaving without a next job to go to just so mentally I can be in a better place.

  5. "Good start"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester 

    I worked at Respawn Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Great time to work as a QA test

    Cons

    There's no cons on it they're just great

  6. "Great place to start working in the industry!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything about the company is great.

    Cons

    Cons are are not a big deal

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Top tier company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Artist in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the better companies to work for. Still has small team friendly vibe even though EA has taken over and the company is growing! The company really and truly works towards not crunching the teams. They are not the type of company that wants you to work late hours or weekends. The company usually lives up to and follows through with their promises Competitive pay compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Fear of EA ownership and what that means for the future of the company Company is growing too fast

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Amazing Creative Team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sound Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The crew treats you like family. Every single employee is a badass, there is tons of freedom because everyone just expects and trusts you will get your work done so no one is looking over your shoulder. Tons of creative freedom and control over your work, you always have the ability to express your thoughts and feelings on the project without fear of being neglected or punished for honest criticism. Just the coolest place to grow and learn and become and epic level game developer

    Cons

    Design team has a bad habit of not ever fully committing to a decision. This makes great games in the end but the artists further down the pipeline suffer greatly and were still trying to get designers to understand how much harder we have to work because of it.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Concept Artist"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concept Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The teams work great together and the management makes everyone's life easy. The company culture is healthy and friendly to new faces.

    Cons

    Up in the valley it can get quiet warm in the summer

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Q.A Tester"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Respawn Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good location and a great studio to work for.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth if you are a Q.A Tester and want to explore other areas of game development. However, other big studios do the same.

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