Naughty Dog Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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4.7
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Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells
Evan Wells
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work, great people, great times(in 7 reviews)

  • "There is something special about being surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The crunches are hard, lots of long hours at the end of the project(in 6 reviews)

  • "Crunch hours are a lot, think about it first(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Dog

      Sep 14, 2021 - Dog Walker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dog food for lunch everyday

      Cons

      Sometime cat food for lunch

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Creative fun environment

      Sep 14, 2021 - Producer in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Passion, creativity, open communications and collaboration

      Cons

      Crunch, which is actively being solved

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working on the best franchises in the industry

      Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -surrounded by top industry talent -room for growth and career advancement -knowing that you are contributing to some of the best franchises in the industry

      Cons

      -onboarding could be better, felt like you are thrown into the fire and expected to just produce top quality work -everyone around you is very passionate, which can lead to overworking without being told to. Especially working from home.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      NaughtyDogs

      Aug 28, 2021 - Dog Walker in Naumburg (Saale)
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tlou2 Uncharted 2 Factions 1

      Cons

      Takes too long to release factions 2. Also huge pacing issues in games

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 30, 2021 - Business Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best Company to work in software

      Cons

      Great work culture and better growth

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      High Talent, Good Workflow / Extreme Crunch, Low Pay, Bad HR

      Apr 20, 2021 - Programmer in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - You will work with some of the best talent in the industry - The workflow at Naughty Dog is very empowering, you are trusted to get the job done without any constraints, no one is going to be looking over your shoulder. - You are almost guaranteed to work on a cool project - Everyone has a voice, the hierarchy is very flat and everyone is open to new ideas that can make the game better.

      Cons

      - I have been through many crunches. Naughty Dog was by far the worst. They say they are going to change every time but they never do. If you are going to join, you have to be ok with doing 60 to 80 hours a week for 1-2 years for every project. - The pay is amongst the worst in the Los Angeles area. Some people with lots of experience barely get paid well to live on their own, let alone sustaining a family. - HR is inexistent. There is not a hint of interest for the person that does the job, they only care about getting talent and squeezing it. This is why after every project there is an stampede.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great to place to work

      Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Programmer in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great to work there and learned a lot

      Cons

      not enough time off between huge gaming titles

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Jan 28, 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very nice compnay to work at

      Cons

      None at all as far as i know

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      this place is a pleaseure to work

      Dec 14, 2020 - UI Artist in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great here i would say

      Cons

      not entirely sure, i dont think there are any cons

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Cool place

      Nov 19, 2020 - Infosec Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice place to work in LDN.

      Cons

      Sometimes stressful for workload in LDN.

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