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Updated March 27, 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. "Really good company,for beginners"

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    Former Employee - Game Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Game Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    Not a competitive salary,they ask a little bti more considering the salary


  2. "Great to ascend, not good work/life balance for those with families."

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young studio, good chance for entry or mid level to work your way up to senior.

    Cons

    Typical game industry crunch, poor work/life balance, management has little experience operating at the AAA level.

    Advice to Management

    You're hemorrhaging senior talent, you need to focus on how to retain them.


  3. "Very lackluster pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy if your are technically inclined.

    Cons

    Worst pay I've seen from one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. Especially considering I know another language.


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  5. "Great company, not enough staffing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - talented, great attitude and general atmosphere of excitement about products/work

    Cons

    If you're not a gamer, this isn't the company for you. Teams are all slightly understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more of the intelligent, hard workers you already choose - less burnout/turnover will help your brands reach full potential


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and culture

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected from team dynamic


  7. "Great company, some poor management decisions at local level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company as a whole is fun. Ubisoft makes great products and the people have fun doing it. The vast majority of staff is made up of great people.

    Cons

    Local management makes a lot of suspect decisions. The way budgets get spent is strange, a lot of poorly guided decisions regarding promotions, assignment of larger tasks to the wrong people, and little support for individual growth. There's a big sense of impostor syndrome for some members of management, you can tell they would rather make no decision than the wrong decision.

    Pay is substandard. I was being paid about 20% less than I should have been. The appeal of working "in the industry" as a gamer might be enough to make that a wash for many, but not fair when you also consider the stresses that come up that.

    The international nature of the company can be a drag. There's a lot of decisions made somewhere else that will directly impact you and your work. Sometimes that's fine, sometimes that's too much.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the opinions of those around you. Don't shrug off suggestions or warnings as nay-saying.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Discrimination in Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Great projects to gain experience

    Cons

    The pay is unfair towards locals and candidates from Eastern Origin.


  9. "Ubisoft Culture"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Former Employee - QA Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is very relaxed and the peers are very helpful.

    Cons

    Results oriented, but that would be for any other company.


  10. "Ubisoft"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of fun parties. laid back.

    Cons

    work life balance isn't great.


  11. "Working at Ubisoft San Francisco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and positive people

    Cons

    Compensation and job advancement opportunities were lacking



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