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Updated Jun 8, 2019

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Paweł Marchewka
12 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not horrible, not great either"

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Wrocław
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - cool people (for the most part) - on time salary - decent working conditions

    Cons

    - bad management - so-so salary - unpaid overtime - mediocre games to work on - corpo politics - decision holders try to blame others for their own incompetence and mistakes

    Techland2019-06-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people all around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, helpful & friendly people. Everyone is trying to make the best games they possibly can.

    Cons

    Occasional long work hours, but nothing crazy. INSATIABLE drive to make top-shelf AAA games against all odds.

    Techland2019-03-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people with bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Developer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some interesting projects - Passionate people and co-workers that are fun to hang out with - Comfortable offices, though that depends on department - Decent entryway into the industry, though further development opportunity is rather meager

    Cons

    - Nepotism - Management often does not do necessary research before committing to an idea - Low salaries when compared to the market - Micro-management by higher executives - Lack of motivation incentives and clear bonus structure. I've worked in a department that was never awarded during over three years of work - Management/meeting overhead getting in the way of actually doing development work - General lack...

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    Advice to Management

    Get to know your professionals and consult them during the decision making process. There are a ton of passionate people at your company that rarely get the chance to fulfil their ambitions at work, even though they're more than capable to do so.

    Techland2019-03-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Big disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, hard working and talented people AAA title no crunch policy

    Cons

    terrible management nepotism "good enough" attitute outdated technology not for ambitious people in the long run quite a few people who can talk very nice but do not know how to do their job company doesnt care about keeping good workers. low salaries no bonus policy

    Advice to Management

    You should care for people more who are actually making the game

    Techland2019-03-24
  5. Helpful (2)

    "typical corpo job"

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A Lot of interesting people co workers

    Cons

    terrible upper staff total corpo..

    Techland2019-03-10
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Where do we go from here?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time

    Pros

    - great people; - some good projects.

    Cons

    - low salaries; - outdated approach (sexism, bad overall company culture); - nepotism; - employing and promoting people not based on skills; - small-town approach to pretty much everything; - lack of professionalism; - micromanagement, egotism; - constant "being in the process of creating a process"; - the company doesn't know what it wants.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the company has grown, and act accordingly. Limit micromanagement, and make sure people you promote to higher positions don't lack necessary basic skills.

    Techland2018-05-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Making AAA games against all odds..."

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    Current Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting projects (not only zombie games) - Great, talented people who are able to create great things (despite awful technology) - Relaxed atmosphere - No-crunch policy - Opportunity to develop your skills and learn from more experienced people - Wages paid on time

    Cons

    - Technology and tools years behind industry standard (you need to get used to working using notepad) - "Good enough" mentality among Wroclaw top management resulting in heavy reuse of previous projects game code and outdated technology - Hands-on CEO (residing in Wroclaw) often intervenes in game design and always has final word in every decision (he always knows best despite being advised otherwise) - Low to average...

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    Advice to Management

    - Start trusting in the people you hire and listen to their advice instead of trying to make them accept your point of view - Improve the technology and tools before trying to make another AAA game - stop trying to develop AAA games based on the previous title game code and technology. - Think about investing some real money in the people doing all the hard work if you want to keep them. When they make the decision...

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    Techland2018-04-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "a good place to develop your skills"

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    Current Employee - Technology Programmer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - interesting projects - opportunities to learn - great coworkers - friendly environment - cantine

    Cons

    - low salaries - overtime work near deadlines (but it's in game programmer job description)

    Techland2017-11-19
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Can be surprisingly good."

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    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Home-like atmosphere. With it's all pros and cons, but in general it's a good thing. It's very hard to not know most of the people after a year or two. - Directness - people out there prefer more a direct contact, than 'channels' and 'procedures' - They really keep up with the technology and hardware - There are producers that really care for your work atmosphere and are there to support you - If something wrong...

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    Cons

    - Some of the decisive (especialy in Art department) people are here just because of their years experience, not actual experience, not really adding any value to the project. - People who actually know their stuff are easily fired if they are not 'liked' enough by majority (jealousy might sound like a cliche but here it's a real thing, especialy among artists) - A lot of good people working on the most profitable projects...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on specialists - they made you. Forget democracy, you know by now it doesnt work here.

    Techland2017-10-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool company managed in a not cool way"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in general, industry itself, attractive projects, some of the benefits, HR team, you can learn from other pros there

    Cons

    Micromanagement, managers without people skills, lack of trust, lack of work life balance, weird bonus system (you need to be close to ceo to get an attractive one)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people other than developers, trust your people

    Techland2017-08-31
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