CD PROJEKT RED Reviews

Updated May 20, 2022

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3.8
53%
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70%
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CD PROJEKT RED Managing Director  Adam Badowski
Adam Badowski
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "g Cafeteria, gym, social events all A(in 11 reviews)

  • "people, studio, perks, community, canteen(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Relatively low pay compared to other US companies due to low cost of living in Poland(in 17 reviews)

  • "Nepotism, extremely low salaries (one of the lowest I came across in the industry), crunch culture(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The best gamedev company in Poland

      May 20, 2022 - 3D Animator in Warsaw, Masovia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gym, Really nice office, Bonuses, Cool learning opportunities

      Cons

      Crunch, No transparency, the decisions are always happening behind closed doors.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      May 16, 2022 - Gameplay Capture Artist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      excellent work culture , lots of benefits and added bonuses (both financial and non physical)

      Cons

      Top in the country therefore if need to development must look for job abroad

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent

      May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fair pay but loads of crunch

      Cons

      Crunch, very strict higher ups

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Apr 18, 2022 - 3D Artist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      work life balance, salaries, commute

      Cons

      nothing to add here, all is good

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Mar 21, 2022 - Computer Programmer in Turin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It is quite good for game lovers and developers.

      Cons

      It can be tiring sometimes

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice company

      Mar 16, 2022 - 3D Artist in Poznań, Greater Poland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pleasure to work at this company

      Cons

      Nice place to work for artist

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wait until next major product is released and see if opinions improve

      Mar 18, 2022 - Programmer 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Nice offices with plenty of space and cafeterias with many options - Developers could choose between office and remote work during and after pandemic - Some locations have private gyms or other perks - Yearly salary bracket updates introduced a year ago - Some of most talented and experienced people are working here that you can learn from - Internal training programs and workshops - Challenging projects where you can prove your skills - Paid overtime (mandated by Polish law)

      Cons

      - Very high turnover rate after each project that gets worse with each exodus, resulting in understaffed teams, increased juniority of development force, lost knowledge - Low salary tuned towards average Polish income and cost of living, despite very successful sales in the global market - Prevailing crunch culture despite company promises that it would not happen again, again - During last project the whole development team was banned from taking any vacations for full year before release - Yearly bonus system based on secret equation known only to upper management which is designed to put most of the money in hands of people running the company - Additional bonus/motivational systems in form of stock shares or private pension funds are available only for selected few - Incompetence in management/production - Often non-technical people are the ones that have most say and power when it comes to technical decisions, you are there to make things work regardless of your and your team's consensus - Company is unwilling to offer types of contract that would be more beneficial for an employee but more costly in terms of taxes for the company, as it would also lower advertised salary - You are not taken seriously when trying to renegotiate your salary or conditions unless you declare your willingness to resign because of it, only then you start being listened to and given options - Cases of mobbing that were for a long time swept under the rug - Company is no longer as prestigious to work with as it used to be due to recent failures

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to start your journey in gamedev

      Feb 27, 2022 - Tech QA Tester in Kraków
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - friendly people - good salary - great technology

      Cons

      there is sometimes a chaos in work organization

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for learning

      Mar 3, 2022 - C++ Programmer in Warsaw, Masovia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Experienced people to learn from Interesting technologies Paid overtime

      Cons

      Bad planning High artificial pressure from PMs Lots of crunching Huge difference between salaries for the regular team members and "famous" but guys with the same skill

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      It is good.

      Feb 4, 2022 - Senior Technical Artist in Warsaw, Masovia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      WAY better organized than few years before. Predictable work conditions.

      Cons

      Still few places for improvement, but nothing serious.

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    CD PROJEKT RED has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 147 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at CD PROJEKT RED to a friend and 44% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CD PROJEKT RED employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CD PROJEKT RED. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

    53% of CD PROJEKT RED employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated CD PROJEKT RED 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

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