Ubisoft Reviews | Glassdoor

Ubisoft Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
763 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
Yves Guillemot
417 Ratings

763 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, friendly workspace (in 49 reviews)

  • A super creative work environment (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary with no guaranteed bonuses (in 47 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Anonymous"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant talent resides throughout Ubisoft in all sectors.
    Creativity is king.
    Fast paced environment is great for an energetic person, never a boring moment.
    Long term Loyalty to those who perform well.

    Cons

    The French influence, from a business perspective, rules. This isn't necessarily a con because they're smart but it's also not negotiable and you will only go so far unless you are fluent in French.
    Jobs can become much larger than your initial expectations, and you don't necessarily get the recognition you'd expect at maybe another employer, as soon as you might expect.
    Unless you're willing to relocate, your advancement potential is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so detached it can appear arrogant, even if this is not what's intended.


  2. "Campus Ambassador"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft part-time

    Pros

    Great job with good pay and cool perks.

    Cons

    None except they discontinued the program

  3. "Better be motivated!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, passionate people, innovative minds

    Cons

    Talent retention policy (salary, ...)


  4. "Awesome company, great games, difficult work-life balance in marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to make big decisions, very creative, amazing place to build a career, cool people, fantastic products.

    Cons

    Sometimes the leadership can be a bit too involved in small decisions. Work-life balance is tough - Ubi is kind of a sweatshop. They give the marketing team "summer hours" on Friday's but no one uses them.


  5. "Good People, Not Enough Of Them"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work and learn the industry while being around great people.

    Cons

    There's lots to get done with too few people to get it done so people are often exhausted.


  6. "Really good company,for beginners"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't expect to develop your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fun industry / super interesting if you're into gaming
    -Lots of great people to work alongside with
    -Conveniently located in SF proper / no need to commute to south bay
    -Get to travel to cool places for work (gaming conventions, etc.)
    -Pay is better than a startup

    Cons

    -High turnover (even for the bay area). Buyer beware
    -Senior members openly state that "we don't do trainings" despite promoting itself as a 70/20/10 company
    -HR is completely powerless to address systemic issues which include:
    -Awful work-life balance
    -Complete unwillingness to change process (or lack thereof) e.g. the marketing team saw a recent mass exodus, yet a senior member sent a demoralizing email out to the remaining team basically labeling the departed employees as unable to cut it
    -Unrealistic expectations and no support
    -Terrible managing of team members

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent and hold your team leadership accountable. The old guard is slowly killing the marketing organization. The Bay Area is full of other great companies which is why your team is leaving for them.

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Very lackluster pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


  10. "Nice"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a place which is heven for gamers and game makers Icant say anything because iys beyound words its just non definable.

    Cons

    Nothing is bad about ubisoft because its a heven for those who love making games and love playing games and i just want to tell you all that ubisoft is the place where programers get respect.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


Showing 763 of 858 reviews
Reset Filters