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Vicarious Visions Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company focused on management rather than quality products."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Designer
    Former Employee - Technical Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facility.
    Mostly great people.
    Steady paycheck if you avoid the regular lay-offs

    Cons

    Poor executive management.
    Far too much middle management.
    An un-earned belief that the studio is world class.
    Inability to ship a high quality product created in-house.
    Being in the right group of friends determines your advancement in the company rather than skills and work.
    Studio has not made significant profits in recent years and the near future isn't especially bright.

    Advice to Management

    Clean shop of your managers that have no experience other than being managers.
    Focus on Design and better experiences not on more engineering/art with longer play times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vicarious Visions full-time

    Pros

    This place has great people, and projects that are interesting to work on. It is a great place to start your career in the gaming industry. If work / life balance is important, this place is great about that.

    Cons

    Career track can be unclear at times. I was never sure what can be done to move up except for staying here longer. Honestly, it's a great company. Anything negative I have to say is going to be nitpicky.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in project level decisions. Also, pay more attention to employees that are putting in more then they have to. In my time here, I've seen management let go of great people and reward people who are only just alright.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but not good surroundings"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Honorship to their employee
    Multicultural, diversified coworkers

    Cons

    Boring surroundings
    Poor management of its mother company, Activision


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