Gameloft Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2021

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Pros
  • "Very calm and collected work environment(in 82 reviews)

  • "Great place to start learning about game industry(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low salary, too many level of bosses(in 83 reviews)

  • "Bad Top management, non-transparent salary increase policy(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Director in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - work with passionate people - team spirit is great - great benefits - lots of freedom and trust from managers - Fun projects

      Cons

      - sometimes teams work in silos

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      ok

      Sep 19, 2021 - Animation Developer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and nice people

      Cons

      Not really a con but sometimes people get too close

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good to start with but not to stay

      Sep 9, 2021 - Character Artist in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great people -Open for juniors -Cool office, had a zen room -Good benefits

      Cons

      -Non competitive Pay -Projects are mostly mobile -Long hours

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company to train at

      Aug 9, 2021 - Art Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      • Good people, open communication • Promotes within the company, path for growth if you want it • High expectations for consistency and quality makes the studio a good place to train, network and learn structure • Decent WFH policy - currently everyone is able to remote. They're hoping to move towards a hybrid model eventually but full time WFH is negotiable • Overtime is not encouraged or expected • Diverse staff, safe work environment (been improving since I joined)

      Cons

      • Bonuses seem to be getting smaller each year, improvements are slow to roll out • Supporting the simultaneous multiple update cycles of a long-running game can feel like a grind for some as there's never a break between updates • Prioritizing client relations by usually opting for the safe option burns out employees who rely on passion

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Politics, not games

      Aug 5, 2021 - Game Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gameloft Montreal has nice offices and perks, competent colleagues, decent pay.

      Cons

      Go there if you’d rather do politics and run around in circles rather than shipping games.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Career starter, but watch out for politics and surprise layouts (Montreal)

      Jul 20, 2021 - Staff in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      - The general daily working atmosphere is nice. - Interesting opportunity to start if you want to get into the gaming domain, but you'll have to learn a lot on your own. Keep your eyes for better opportunities too, because other studios will appreciate and respect your worth more than they will.

      Cons

      - No mentoring. The Montreal studio invest in the younger, cheaper talents with little to no senior to help them grow. - Surprise layouts. There was at least an entire team or department laid off without warning every 2 years during my stay with the studio. It's also policy to just lay you off saying "we don't have enough work for you anymore", when it's not the case, which is borderline unethical. - Politics ridden. If you have suggestions that go against your higher ups opinions, it will often be badly seen, even if those are valid points. Management has been there for 10+ years and is always right. - Two-faced management. They like to sell dreams and promises, but they rarely give you straight and honest feedback. That means it is hard to know what to expect and to have the right information or feedback. - They do not respect employee loyalty. It doesn't matter if you are senior, hard working and have been loyal for many years. Production pipeline needs and politics are what matters. - "It's not my problem." They will prefer to lay off someone that is going through a rough patch than to actually help them grow. No focus on employee health, neither physical or mental. You either are an asset to the company or you are not. - Lower salary than other studios for the same positions.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Managers need to learn how to level people up and effectively produce games - review of Toronto studio

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The teams, I truly enjoyed working with each team I'd been in (3 major projects). They're helpful, kind and we all wanted to make something awesome or maintain updates for the players well. Good camaraderie there, too. - The studio has had some top IPs to work with which is great for the experience. - The location of the office is a nice area, lots of food options for lunch and places to go after work.

      Cons

      Unfortunately this studio isn't efficient in making games. Communication issues between management and the team is always broken and rather than diving into the why, learning how to manage people better, or learning how to use the tools to effectively plan and organise work, management doesn't look to themselves as to why things are so inefficient and instead, directs that to the team. This is unacceptable to me. This studio has lost a lot of quality talent due to this toxicity and unless they truly realise that it's up to them and start looking at themselves individually and as a management group of how they want to better the people they themselves hired, I don't see this trend shifting.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive Work Place with great people

      Jun 25, 2021 - Quality Assurance Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work hours. Positive can do attitude team Promotes from within, see it happen regularly Has good mentorship programs Office is nice with solid amenities

      Cons

      Some parts of the day to day process for the project need some ironing out. As long as your communication skills are good, and your adaptable you can manage.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent work place, but bad MANAGEMENT

      Jul 14, 2021 - Artist in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Strong IPs - Flexible Hours - Big studio space - Met some friendly coworkers during my long years there - Lots of amenities around (food, gym, groceries, coffee, shops, CNE, gotransit, etc. (This was probably the best perk).

      Cons

      - Bad Management (Art Managers and Producers especially). They have been creating a toxic environment for years especially with poor planning that has forced staff to work overtime in the past years. Once you've been there for a while, they either fire you, lay you off and find cheaper labor with better skillsets. They Pay no attention to their current staff even for those that were loyal. One time, they hired a chunk of people in a month for certain roles that made no sense and then months down the road, they let go a batch of more people that have been there longer. - Compensation isn't at industry standards either. Higher ups seem like they pocket all the bonus money while staff just gets scraps and pizza parties. - No long term growth. Only the Broom. - Peer Evaluations are a joke. They rate you for every skillset you have and it will feel like you are being targeted. Feedback and goals are just terribly organized and the action goals they give don't work or make any sense at times.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Basic benefits

      Jun 3, 2021 - Translator in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours and STM compensation

      Cons

      Lack of creativity and insufficient communication

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