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CD PROJEKT RED Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2019

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CD PROJEKT RED CEO Adam Badowski
Adam Badowski
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "very friendly and talented people(in 11 reviews)

  • "Social events are valued highly here, there are plenty of studio parties and the studio don't hold back on the expenses to give us all a good time :)(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary are excellent for Poland, but about average compared to the top companies in West Europeans countries(in 13 reviews)

  • "Low salaries, even compared to what other gamedev companies in Warsaw pay(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very talented and great people. Active self-growth. Production quality on very high level."

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    Current Employee - Environment Artist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Studio, projects, people, feedback between team members, team - structure.

    Cons

    Salary, work time, trust to your employees.

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-04-09
  2. Helpful (3)

    "No that bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethic Good people Good equipment

    Cons

    rumours and lies fill the office

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop office rumours on discord servers

    CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-19
  3. "Good compaany"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

      Pros

      Salary and so on so on

      Cons

      no any cons its like that

      CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-12
    • "Great people and atmosphere"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

      Pros

      Talented people in every department Great atmosphere, you can really feel like friends and family there Frequent social events Dogs in the office! Tasty coffee and a wide variety of non-dairy milk

      Cons

      HR should have more time for the employees Low salaries and difficult promotion path

      CD PROJEKT RED2019-03-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great overall"

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      Former Employee - Project Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      -challenging projects.. There is true passion behind the company. -Everyone is very friendly and outgoing. -the studio learns on its mistakes more often than not -great corporate culture. Frequent social events

      Cons

      Too much pressure and no life

      CD PROJEKT RED2019-02-28
    • Helpful (17)

      "Terribly mismanaged company"

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      Former Employee - Programmer in Warsaw
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Many great developers to work with Flexible work hours

      Cons

      Many teams are lead and/or directed by incompetent people who focus more on advancing their own career than shipping a good product. Developers are being fired if they speak up about their leads' incompetency. HR processes fail to solve any mismanagement issues, often leading to developers quitting their jobs. The upper management is rotten to the core and full of people skilled only in sucking up to the directors....

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      Advice to Management

      Survey your developers to get an idea on the scale of mismanagement that's going on on a daily basis and get rid of all the producers and/or directors indicated by the results.

      CD PROJEKT RED2018-10-03
    • Helpful (2)

      "Quite ok"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at CD PROJEKT RED

        Pros

        Plenty room for growth in the company

        Cons

        Poor managment, poor decisions, many people left because of that.

        CD PROJEKT RED2018-10-12
      • Helpful (26)

        "Blood, sweat, tears and video games."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        +Great, talented and hard-working people from all over the world. + Good for CV, people outside of industry are impressed to hear of someone working there. + Good pay for locals. Ex-pats get some bonuses to match western paychecks. + Cheery atmosphere on the work floors, people bringing snacks from trips, jokes etc. Active off-topic channels. + Free Gym, with a qualified trainer and a Multi-Sport card if someone...

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        Cons

        - ...but often trouble to find time for vacation. - Crunches for years. People staying for 10-12h/day and coming in on weekends, just so they can meet the required dates. And that's not during approved crunch. During "real" crunches some people tend to stay till 2 or 4 am, then show up next morning to do the same. After some time, the project is redesigned and a lot of effort goes into the bin, while new deadlines...

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        Advice to Management

        Have a vision. One vision. At least when deep into production. If you hire people for their specialties, let them do just that. Trust your Seniors. I know we all want to make the best possible games, but throwing away hundreds of hours of work while setting milestones every 2 weeks leaves the work folk angry and tired. Why are people who worked with the upper floors coming back either resigned and sad, or not coming...

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        CD PROJEKT RED2018-06-24
      • Helpful (3)

        "Want to stay here for a long time, great, very talented and working hard people (including management!)"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        - cool environment to work (canteenes, gym, social/beer fridays, and even more) - very friendly and talented people - super, ambitious projects - qualified management, who are staying with others in crunch time - paid overtime - good salaries and bonus system

        Cons

        - none - none - none - none - none

        CD PROJEKT RED2018-05-16
      • Helpful (11)

        "CD project Red the place were creative concepts and ideas go to die"

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        Former Employee - Senior Animator in Warsaw
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        the staff were enthusiastic

        Cons

        Everything from the managment to the staff not know what a Table top RPG is supposed to be.They seem to be too focused on simplifing the experience rather than elucidating the groundworks of a RPG system and redefining by adding more depth and complexities it.

        Advice to Management

        Perhaps if they start focusing on creating a RPG rather than a glorified action adventure game with a worthless perk based progession system and create a new RPG from the ground up, maybe then they'll start earning there namesake as the 'industry leader on creating RPG's' ideology

        CD PROJEKT RED2018-05-15
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