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Vicarious Visions Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Greatest company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicarious Visions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Their priority is to care for their people. Great benefits & perks. Open door policy all the way to the executive level. On a development level, the talent is amazing, they take great pride in innovation & providing the customer with an experience that exceeds their expectations.

    Cons

    Developers work long hours, however, VV does its best to help make this inevitable requirement better. Free meals & snacks, special events & activities, great time off package. They also take care of the family at home, hosting events to keep them connected during the "crunch" times.

    Advice to Management

    You have the right combination, keep at it!


  2. "Pretty sweet"

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work at times

    Cons

    Owned by the man can be a drag

  3. Helpful (1)

    "VV review as a QA"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and very friendly team mates.Lots of fun activities.Interaction with the seniors are smooth.Lots of social events and all are free.

    Cons

    Pay is not good for QAs. It is located at Menands ,NY and its a very remote place.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vicarious Visions full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment and great employee health benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and deadlines.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Vicarious Visions full-time

    Pros

    Friendly group of people, challenging problems to solve.

    Cons

    Career advancement is not clear


  6. "A close family with a very bright future"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicarious Visions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great Benefits ( 2 months paid paternity leave!)
    -Great Coworkers
    -Stability in an industry that rarely sees it
    -Creative staff who take risks
    -Affordable Housing. This place is a great affordable place to raise a family.

    Cons

    -Corporate risk level much lower than studios
    -Can sometimes be hard to get solid career growth beyond a mid level position

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to ensure that people are fully engaged and working to their maximum potential. Also realize when people are overworking themselves and need a break. Often during crunch is the time in which people need to take a day off and recoup the most.


  7. "A big family"

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

    Pros

    There is a family culture which is really appealing. Everyone wants you to succeed

    Cons

    Difficult to pursue your own goals.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront about job growth

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Fellow developers care about each other.

    Cons

    Suspect game industry pays less than other comparable engineering opportunities.


  9. "Great community of people, tough location"

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

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

    Pros

    Working there, it really was a family. I had very close friends among my coworkers and the company very much values all of us.

    Cons

    The location is tough if you aren't from the area. Very close to other great cities, but Albany can be a bleak place.


  10. "A good first step"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Menands, NY
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Menands, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicarious Visions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed culture that cares about what you can do, less about how you look. A good way into the game industry.

    Cons

    Strong inner circle that is tough to break into in terms of advancement, long grueling hours during crunch

    Advice to Management

    Prevent nepotism and clique like behaviour


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