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Naughty Dog Overview

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Santa Monica, CA (US)
1 to 50 employees
PlayStation
1984
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$5 to $10 million (CAD) per year
Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft
Naughty Dog is the developer of some of the most critically acclaimed and top-selling video games on PlayStation platforms, having created the classic Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series, as well as modern franchises Uncharted and The Last of Us. We have become recognized ... Read more

Naughty Dog Reviews

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    Current Employee - Game Developer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Naughty Dog full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked here for over 2-3 years now. Its really been amazing to work here along side the best of the game industry.
    -Amazing Benefits
    -Well Pay

    Cons

    -Crunch hours consisted of staying at the studio for large amounts of time

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Naughty Dog Interviews

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  1. Helpful (12)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Naughty Dog in July 2012.

    Interview

    Applied via resume submission online. There was a technical phone interview and a written test which was reasonable in length. Very shortly after, the recruiter flew me down to Santa Monica for an on-site interview--so far, so good.

    However, once on-site, the review experience turned very negative. The interview was with 2 engineers and one of the co-owners of the studio and quite honestly he was a total jerk. He kept on interrupting and telling me what to do or not to do while I was trying to answer the questions. Seemed to get insulted when I didn't know random minutiae about how to optimize on the answers I had given to the problems posed. After about an hour, the 3 of them left the room and left me alone for 15 minutes (!?) and then the recruiter entered the room and told me they were declining, gave me cash for a cab fare (!?) and escorted me out. Since the interview was supposed to be an all-day affair, I ended up spending 12 hours in LAX waiting for my flight home.

    After flying me across the country and taking up days of my time they didn't even have the decency to take the time to make a reasonable assessment, or even to shake my hand and thank me for taking the time to consider them. If that's how they treat potential recruits I really wonder how they treat their employees.

    Interview Questions

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