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"Happy"

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Current Employee - Technical Artist in Montreal, QC
Current Employee - Technical Artist in Montreal, QC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits, management cares about employees, lots of experience to be gained.

Cons

Climbing the ranks is highly political, pay is below industry average.

Other Employee Reviews for Ubisoft

  1. "Senior software programmer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Generalist Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Generalist Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Take care of it's employees.

    Cons

    Almost no raise ever.
    Hard structure. Almost impossible to go up in salary levels.

    Advice to Management

    Give decent raise to your employees !


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Political nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multi national company
    Solid portfolio of games that are selling pretty well
    Decent benefits and vacation allowance. Unlimited sick days is unique from what I've seen in the city.

    Cons

    The culture is cliquey - if you're not part of the 'in crowd', your days are not numbered, but you're unlikely to be considered for any kind of promotion. If you're part of the crowd, you'll be promoted and rewarded because you're liked. Often, they spend ages trying to fill a position and then just promote from within - not because someone proved themselves but because it's the easiest and cheapest thing to do.
    Salaries are low - Ubisoft claims not to be the best payers because you get the top projects in the industry - sure, you get to be a pipeline studio for another studio that actually controls the game. This means you have very little creative input and have to deal with the other studio's politics as well as your own.
    Definitely a party culture - this is great when you first arrive but as you grow and develop, it becomes tiresome. Ubisoft Toronto is best if you don't have a family!
    Montreal wants to dictate process and protocol - this is fine but when you disagree and escalate to Paris, they want you to follow what Montreal does. Being heard in Toronto is nearly impossible.
    Management runs on a fear basis - people are afraid to speak out. It's a highly political and toxic environment - if you try to move things forward, be creative or even propose to do anything that management didn't have in mind (yes that's a guessing game in itself) then you are screwed.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to hire people for their expertise then use them for that.
    Otherwise just hire people who will just say 'yes'.

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