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Vicarious Visions Reviews

Updated November 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, supportive leadership, a lot of passion" (in 8 reviews)

  • "I've never felt more at home in work environment" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Albany isn't the best city to live, especially for young singles" (in 16 reviews)

  • "At least Boston and New York aren't too far away" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible place to work"

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

    I have been working at Vicarious Visions full-time

    Pros

    Over the past decade of working in the game industry at many top-tier companies, i can honestly say vicarious visions pulls off the best place to work. The amount of brilliant minds by far surpasses many companies out there, and I've never seen a place where its impossible to find anyone with major ego problems. Not only do you love coming into "work" every day but you do so while working on some of the finest AAA games out today, building incredible resumes/portfolio. The sure talent at Vicarious is just astonishing and you generally see people working here for many many years building a great workplace environment.

    Cons

    Albany isn't the best city to live, especially for young singles. Taxes are also fairly high.


  2. "Excellent atmosphere, amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vicarious Visions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Insanely talented people
    - Extremely passionate crowd
    - Very humble inspite of this
    - Fun things to do, Popcorn Tuesday, Bagel & Donut Friday, Boardgames almost everyday at lunch, free food on many occasions, open bar once a month,
    - Helpful & supportive management who really cares about you
    - Family atmosphere
    - Good projects to work on

    Cons

    - Location is pretty bad. Nothing much to do in Albany.
    - Pay is not bad but could be better.
    - Some departments do exhibit politics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Your transparency & trust is extremely valuable.

  3. "AAA Studio with Passionate Teams"

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

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

    Pros

    The people here are all extremely passionate about their work, no matter the project. The drive and commitment to quality are what motivates everyone to give their best.

    Cons

    Location. Northeast winters are not the most fun to endure, but that is no fault of anyone.


  4. "Great Studio"

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

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

    Pros

    Lovely people, great benefits, interesting projects, welcoming studio culture.

    Cons

    Albany is a little out of the way, but close to so much.


  5. "Awesomesauce"

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    Current Employee - Narrative Designer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Narrative Designer in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Excellent Compensation
    Smooth On-Boarding & HR Support

    Cons

    Communication/Information Silos slow cross-departmental collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing...


  6. "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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Collaborative environment
    + Flexibility (work/life)
    + People are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    - Location (commute purposes) is good for me, but there are few amenities

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Vicarious Visions Response

    Apr 6, 2018 – HR Manager

    Thanks for your feedback! We work hard to promote a positive, collaborative culture and it's great to hear that you are feeling that! So glad to have you here!


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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