Naughty Dog QA Tester Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2021

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  1. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great place to work hard!

    Apr 20, 2021 - Quality Assurance Tester/Development Support in Santa Monica, CA
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    Pros

    Awesome passion in everyone around you, a lot of opportunities to step up and take on more

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes lacking across studio

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    May 15, 2019 - MP QA Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everyone is a team player. Experienced team. We worked hard but we also were able to enjoy our work and the department.

    Cons

    There were times where there would be a break in communications due to management style but the person responsible was eventually let go.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    I am inspired and grateful to work here every day

    Jan 14, 2016 - QA Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work with amazing, talented, and kind people Create exemplary games Excellent perks No micro-management Tons of overtime opportunities Pay is better than that of comparable positions at other studios

    Cons

    The hours are grueling during crunch; It is critical that you love what you do at this company. There's no clear path for contract workers to move into other areas within the company.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    The Kennel - Naughty Dog

    Jun 7, 2015 - QA Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great in house development staff, they listen and read your opinions as well as feedback. They implement your suggestions to current project. Stacked kitchen, relaxed environment, and opportunity to learn from any of the staff members.

    Cons

    Sometimes they are picky with their personnel as in if you fit in then they kind of consider you as an internal employee if not then you are an outsider which means that you might get neglected or not be noticed for what ever it is that you are doing.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Another game company dangling the carrot in front of QA testers to keep them motivated to work... There is no carrot

    Mar 25, 2015 - QA Tester in Santa Monica, CA
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    Pros

    I was a full time employee and picked up a lot of hours during crunch time. QA testers got to have the catered food which doesn't always happen at dev studios. Access to other devs was possible to "advance your career".

    Cons

    I find most places don't treat their QA testers well and naughty dog was no exception. There was this underlining rule that because you were a QA tester, you were scum/bottom of the barrel. It seemed like administration, programmers, artist and anyone that wasn't apart of QA, treated the QA department very bad. This negated all of the pros mentioned above. While there were plenty of hours, you as a QA tester spent it in a hostile work environment. While you could eat the catered food, you had to wait for "the real employees" to get their food first. Finally while there was access to "the real employees" they usually resented you because your job as a QA tester is to point out their flaws. I had a terrible experience at naughty dog. This was the last video game job I ever worked and no longer will be apart of the industry.

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