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Ubisoft Canada Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, flexible hours (in 43 reviews)

  • Work environment is really good (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary although it is a minor gripe (in 43 reviews)

  • Low pay and even lower chances of reasonably paced advancement (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Studio!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The studio and quality of life are awesome!
    - Free gym, epic parties, best social life
    - Lot of experts
    - Employee support
    - Lots of project

    Cons

    - Leads can change often from a project to another
    - Culture changes a lot from a project to another

    Advice to Management

    - Don't treat your talents like a number, make them shine


  2. "Worst management ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    - famous in Montréal
    - Video game industrie

    Cons

    - French management
    - Salary
    - Politcs everywhere


  3. "Your enjoyment of work will depend on your project"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good people to work with, investing in employee growth, some projects have really fantastic management, some projects have zero crunch, lots of technological innovation.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, risk of being moved between projects randomly, because of projects often changing you don't get to work with same team and build good relationships, some project management is disastrous.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of thinking about managing just business risk by moving people to risky / more troublesome problems, think about impact it leaves on people's careers and costs of losing people because of that. Sacrifice some culture of team diversity (different management styles) and leaders autonomy for unifying what is best and strongest about the company.


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  5. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    A super creative work environment.

    Cons

    Decision making is a little bit weird. You never know why a decision has been made by top management


  6. "Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Well known company with several high profile projects.

    Cons

    It's a very big organization. With several layers of burocracy and this gets in the way to maintain proper communication with management.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - AAA game development
    - passionate, hardworking teams that want to make great games
    - opportunities to grow
    - great perks and parties. Work hard play hard.

    Cons

    - salaries, while good, in general seem to be slightly below industry average

    Advice to Management

    think about boosting the starting salaries and ensuring veteran employees are paid well


  8. "great for interns"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Ubisoft as an intern

    Pros

    Great management support, lots of benefits, and opportunity to learn a lot. Feedback constantly provided to make you a better programmer.

    Cons

    None, my team were used to having interns and they try to assign various diverse tasks to make the experience more enriching.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, fun place to work for.Keep it up.


  9. "Long time employee, would recomment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Get to work on exciting projects with lots of experienced talented people
    - Great job security
    - Profit bonus if projects go well
    - Great opportunities for international mobility
    - Reasonable amount of crunch

    Cons

    - Low salary with no guaranteed bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention through competitive salary. or bonuses


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Generalist Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Generalist Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    A lot of backstage office politics. Obscure evaluation and promotion rules.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency whould be very appreciated.


  11. "Ubisoft"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Flexible employer good benefits lots of career changes

    Cons

    not open to open source, Perforce shop



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