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Updated October 14, 2017
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, friendly workspace (in 53 reviews)

  • The work environment is crazy awesome, people working here are friendly (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary with no guaranteed bonuses (in 54 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is tough - Ubi is kind of a sweatshop (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "The best"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun in all aspects of the work

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Must embrace chaos"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, if you're lucky
    Great parties
    Great atmosphere
    Good benefits
    If you work online, you get to play with a lot of different techs

    Cons

    High stress before launch
    High stress briefly post-launch
    Managers never know what's going
    No need for chaos monkey all the systems keep breaking
    Very divided between online and corporate teams
    Too much middle management
    Work in silos

    Advice to Management

    Less middle management
    A better vision and more consistency

  3. "Great company if you already have extensive experience in the industry (4-6) years"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financial sound company, lots of employee programs, and a chance to work on sure fire AAA titles

    Cons

    Since the company got big so fast, it has become very hard to grow. Unfortunately it seems like the best path to a promotion, is so leave and join a competitor for 6- 12 months and then come back.


  4. "illustrator"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    because they are awesome yeah

    Cons

    none of my concerne thank you

    Advice to Management

    good job


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Studio"

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

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

    Pros

    - Stability
    - Oportunity
    - Location
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Workload
    - Overtime
    - Management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Slow but noticeable improvements"

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

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

    Pros

    Big games, big budgets, good tech, tons of talented people. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    Corporate slow and safe... Could take more creative risks with some established brands.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the IP portfolio. Empower employees to make meaningful change on product and in processes.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Title"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance.
    Good benefits.
    Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there's too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    They should be better at retaining skilled employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's been a blast!"

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

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

    Pros

    The people hands down are some of the best I've worked with. I've grown so much in my short time here and I'm excited about the future.

    Cons

    I feel support staff is underpaid.
    There are nights with long hours, but it's worth it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing or terrible, it depends on the project you end at"

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    Former Employee - AI Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - AI Programmer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really nice projects on the studio
    Great tech on some of the projects
    Talented people
    A lot of muscle on big projects

    Cons

    Terrible projects at the studio
    Many wannabe managers / ladder climbers on best franchises
    Terrible tech on some projects, it is a hit or miss, each project is a different universe
    You might end doing a lot of overtime, and if you don't, don't expect any bonus

    Advice to Management

    A lot of managers value overtime over professional work. A bad artist or programmer doing overtime just to finish average quality work will get better reviews (and bonus) than a good one that ends his/her tasks on time with good quality. There must be a better way to measure employees work than the amount of overtime.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great ambiance
    Tons of talented colleagues
    Great IPs
    Great office space if you're not at the 160 St-Viateur office
    Lots of continuous training

    Cons

    Office politics
    Women are rarely in management roles
    Pay rates are lower than the rest of the industry in Montreal.


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