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Updated Mar 30, 2018

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4.2
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Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells
Evan Wells
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great projects, passionate team(in 6 reviews)

  • "Creative environment, lots of talented people, learned new skills(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The crunches are hard, lots of long hours at the end of the project(in 5 reviews)

  • "Insane crunch hours, little to no recognition or acknowledgment(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Very talented team. Amazing tools. Treated well."

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    Current Employee - Senior Animator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is something special about being surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry. I love getting to work on a product I’m truly proud of.

    Cons

    The hours have can be long towards the end of the project though they are very generous with PTO. It’s also more of a culture of perfectionism than something that feels demanded.

    Naughty Dog2018-03-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Concept Illustrator"

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    I worked at Naughty Dog

    Pros

    Creative environment, lots of talented people, learned new skills.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work/life balance.

    Naughty Dog2016-03-01
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company. Work Hard and Play Hard."

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    Former Contractor - Character Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Naughty Dog for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastically talented people. Good pay, nice location. Make great games. Flat Structure. Naughty Dog isn't hung up on corporate structure. Ideas flow freely. NO PRODUCERS! Work Hard, Play Hard.

    Cons

    The culture is so perfectionist and has no producers to worry about budget issues that you are expected to stay late and get everything in. It's not required and they won't be mad... just disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    They are very hands on, and I like that. Keep in touch with the employees.

    Naughty Dog2014-10-21
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Super awesome amazing company to work for!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on some of the most amazing and critically acclaimed games. You get to work with THE most talented people in the industry, everyone they hire is a seasoned professional- Senior or Lead level actually. They pay very well for this talent and if you perform well and stick around you get WELL compensated for it with shipping bonuses and quarterly bonuses that can be a very big percentage of your yearly salary! The Culture is fun and people are friendly and have lots of activities and lunch time fun together. The Leads are very nice and respect you and ask your opinion on things, not just order you around. A+++ Would highly recommend.

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    Cons

    Standards are very high and there can be long hours and long crunches, but that is just because everyone is committed to making the best game we can, and they compensate you very well for working so hard.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce the lengthy crunches, as others have said.

    Naughty Dog2014-06-25
  5. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the most talented people in the industry. People here genuinely care about the games we make and work hard to satisfy our standards.

    Cons

    Standards are high, but everybody is in it together to make things as good as they can be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Naughty Dog2014-06-19
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