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ZeniMax Online Reviews

Updated March 7, 2019
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  1. "A Team Effort in Quality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combat Game Designer
    Current Employee - Combat Game Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zenimax Online is a smart company filled with smart employees. Everyone here is always willing to help out on a group project because we value the final product over our individual accomplishments. In addition, when someone messes up, they own up to it, so that less time can be spent passing blame, and more time can be spent resolving the issue. I get to do what I love and I am rewarded for doing it.

    Teams of different specializations are encouraged to interact to keep communication open and easy. Everything from inter-team SCRUM meetings to social lunches with employees from all areas of the company.

    Cons

    Working on a huge project like Elder Scrolls Online feels daunting at times, and our regular release schedule means we have strong deadlines that must be met regularly.

    Advice to Management

    We could use more designers and engineers as the workload continues to grow, but I think you guys already know that.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ZeniMax Online full-time

    Pros

    Fun, Awesome Coworkers. Laid back enviornment

    Cons

    None cons at this time.

  3. "Zenimax"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZeniMax Online full-time

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere and benefits

    Cons

    May have to with a light crew


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    "AAA Company at it's best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combat Game Designer
    Current Employee - Combat Game Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Brilliant and passionate coworkers who love their product and games in general.
    -A work environment with a healthy sense of work/life balance that encourages getting proper nutrition and sleep in order to produce high quality work
    -Work on a product that cares for the longevity of profits, and not just the instant return
    -Employees from different departments are highly encouraged to interact and mingle with each other so that everyone has an understanding of how the company works on each level
    -Free gym within the building

    Cons

    -In-company kitchen serves less than healthy dishes (same goes for free snacks)
    -Production time is very long, usually due to quality control
    -You're a bit of a cog in a very large machine

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep company growth slow and stable to ensure the company's longevity and ZOS will be sticking around for quite some time!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people and culture was great.

    Cons

    The gaming industry is highly volatile.


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    "A few bad eggs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ZeniMax Online full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly great people and good challenging work environment, lots of good experience

    Cons

    A few bad people really ruined this job for me.

    Advice to Management

    Stop driving away your best leaders


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    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZeniMax Online full-time

    Pros

    Employees are great folks. Easy to work with, easy to hang out with. President and Directors (Art/Content/Creative) are all excellent to work for. There's a lot of passion for the product, and the benefits are good. Work/life balance is respected. Crunch (outside of QA) is minimal.

    Cons

    Had some growing pains immediately after the initial release, but things are solid now. Not many cons to speak of. Location's not amazing. Not much going on north of Baltimore, honestly. Other than that, it's solid.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing. And maybe make the kitchen a little bigger!

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    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Artist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Artist in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZeniMax Online full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zenimax is a great place to work. The benefits are nice, the pay is good, the people are friendly. Everyone seems to be very open minded and relaxed. Dress is casual. It seems like management really cares about everyone and goes out of their way to make sure people are happy and able to work to the best of their abilities.

    Cons

    There aren't too many cons here. Maybe the office gets a little loud sometimes because everyone is so comfortable with each other, but I don't think it's a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing,


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - 3D Artist
    Current Employee - 3D Artist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ZeniMax Online full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be hard pressed to find a better job in the industry. Zenimax takes care of their employees very well. Great benefits, and perks, monetary and otherwise. Good transparency, you know what's happening with the company. Great work culture, found a lot of lifelong friends.

    Overtime is rare and rewarded when necessary.

    Cons

    No foosball table. Please? :)

    Advice to Management

    We are doing great. Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Loyalty, Consistency"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people from bottom to top, culture that encourages teamwork and creativity, good pay, good benefits, mellow location, the nearby Dutch Market, part of a great studio family; kitchen with subsidized meals,

    Cons

    Great studio family but limits what's possible at Zenimax Online; communication generally great throughout studio, but occasionally there's a gap between art and design; not a huge amount of opportunity for upwards movement.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!