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Ludia Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2019

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3.6
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Ludia CEO Alex Thabet
Alex Thabet
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Proximity with management, top properties, fun work environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "Large lounge with couches and bean bags(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Whenever I would hear about big decisions being taken, it was mostly last minute and would cause a lot of turmoil for others(in 3 reviews)

  • "Just like in video games, low salary(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Love it!"

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

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Proximity with management, top properties, fun work environment

    Cons

    None that they are not working to improve

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and to become better at what we do!

    Ludia2017-07-01
  2. "Successful growing company"

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

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice relaxed work atmosphere great breakfast bar and coffee 5-7 every friday with free beer and wine lots of transparency about how the company is doing and the direction it is headed great employee benefits access to a company gym

    Cons

    company isn't very innovate and likes to play things safe limits itself to franchised games not all teams have very good management and some can be very lazy or unorganized which frustrates other teams that need to work closely with them Pay is a bit less than what a similar position would be making at a bigger studio like Ubisoft

    Advice to Management

    You've found a formula that works and allows you to make good profits but don't be afraid to try and innovate on it a little or some of your top talent may get bored and leave Also pay your employees a little more competitively or the ambitious ones may seek out better paying opportunities.

    Ludia2019-03-14
  3. "Great place, but lacks challenge"

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

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great environment Progressive thinking Human Resources Stylized games License Games

    Cons

    Lack of challenge Repetitive Lack of Seniors License Games

    Advice to Management

    Use your talented game designers, and create innovative games.

    Ludia2019-03-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Intermediate 3D Artist"

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    3D Artist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ludia for more than a year

    Pros

    - Stress free work environment - Nice people - Free lunch on Friday - Competitive salaries - Great location - Showers, nearby gym, bicycle locker - Highly talented, senior teams

    Cons

    - Some projects severely disorganized - Extreme lack of clarity for sprint goals - No Tech Artists... - No project Art Directors...

    Advice to Management

    Hire Art Directors and competent Tech Artists to support your teams.

    Ludia2018-06-11
  5. "Solid & stable company with good people."

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    Former Employee - UI Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ludia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A reasonably stable company with some very talented people. Work on some great IP's. Nice Parties.

    Cons

    Company can be a bit slow to catch up with industry trends.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood.

    Ludia2018-05-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Some thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Senior UI Designer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great social environment, with great benefits.

    Cons

    Isn't organized like a company this size should be.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better! And roles need to be organized more with a clear hierachy, especially when it comes to approvals. Too often important information comes too late. And with regards to Art...there are always far too many cooks in the kitchen...professionals need to be trusted and listened to.

    Ludia2017-10-12
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Where your career goes to die, sort of."

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    Former Employee - 3D/2D Artist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ludia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    From all the places I've worked at, Ludia was the best place to work in terms of how they treat their employees and the perks they give. Yearly raises though they typically average about 2-3%.

    Cons

    The main problem with Ludia is lack of career progression and with that lack of significant pay increase as you will be paid below average. If you are level 1 aka junior you could probably get promoted eventually in about two plus years. If you are level 2 trying to be level 3 aka senior you might as well quit now. There is a road block and a dumb one at that. Upper management has no faith in trusting the... opinion of the producers and leads of projects when it comes to promotions. They seem to think they know better even though most of those up for promotion have never met upper management so how can upper management know the quality of the work produced and the importance of those seeking promotion? There is a big exodus of level 2 people who are really level 3 but choose to seek employment elsewhere because of this. So with this Ludia lacks true senior level people so not surprisingly their latest projects have been failing. I don't see this changing. Upper management seem to think people are easily interchangeable so they don't try to keep their stellar employees around because their egos prevent them from promoting the more ambitious employees or try to accommodate them. So if this is you, don't apply here as you're just wasting your time and giving Ludia your expertise for below market pay.

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    Advice to Management

    It's time to sort out career development of your employees. Have a long and hard talk with your hr department to see why so many experienced people have been leaving your company of late. Time to drop the ego and realize the mistakes you've done and work with your current employees to prevent more exodus of experienced people.

    Ludia2017-08-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming people, great environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    It's hard to switch careers internally.

    Ludia2017-07-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing and fun work environment!"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ludia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Open, comfortable and clean environment - Amazing people to work with - Rooms with video games, ping pong, pool, Foosball, etc - Large lounge with couches and bean bags - Breakfast and snacks every day (Bagels, toast, fruit) - Catered lunch every Friday - Beer and wine after work every Friday - Gym membership with tons of classes (yoga, pilates, etc) - French and English classes - Flexible hours -... Frequent parties to celebrate different company successes - Three weeks vacation plus a week off between Christmas and New Years

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    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. It's an amazing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Please never change how you treat your employees.

    Ludia2017-04-24

    Ludia Response

    May 8, 2017Human Resources Advisor

    Thanks for your comments. It’s really nice to hear that you appreciate all that we do to offer you a nice work environment and enjoyable working conditions.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work with really knowledgeable and friendly team members"

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    Former Employee - Web Frontend Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ludia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Challenging technical problems to solve - Freedom of choice for you tools and technical decisions - Evolution opportunities - Attentive and accessible management - IT department rocks - Fun place with a lot of activities (video-games tournament, soccer tables, lounge, parties...)

    Cons

    - Salaries lower than the market (depending on your position)

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your teams ans making Ludia a great place to work !

    Ludia2017-03-15

    Ludia Response

    May 8, 2017Human Resources Advisor

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate your enthusiasm and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Ludia! Thanks again.

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