Respawn Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2022

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4.1
75%
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Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella
Vince Zampella
31 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good.

    Apr 25, 2022 - Game Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good but Is still good

    Cons

    Nothing really that important to you

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Respawn is one of the highlights of my career

    Mar 4, 2022 - Senior 3D Character Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The Studio is great, the teams are great. Leadership is very supportive.

    Cons

    Working on a life service game is very intense and it never slows down.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing and Passionate Group of People

    Jan 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - The Studio genuinely cares about the products they create. - You feel part of a team. - Upper Management and Directors want to keep their people happy. - An amazing pool of talented people. - EA's best studio hands down. - Amazing Benefits and Fair Compensation. RRSP Matching and Bonuses.

    Cons

    - On Live Service Games some teams do not get any breaks. Season after season there is expected Overtime and some weekend work to hit deadlines.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Jun 25, 2022 - Junior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Friendly Enviroment - Great work flow

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Going Downhill Fast, sadly...

    Jun 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They have a kitchen with multiple types of coffee machines on literally every floor. Also, there are misters outside for when it gets hot during the summer?

    Cons

    Okay, so this place was nice in the past but it's now just an EA studio. I'm sure you have heard before, of the many public gripes about EA but I gave them the benefit of the doubt for a while. Respawn is still in the stage (has been for a couple of years) of basically squeezing the last drops of true creativity out of long time employees or having them automate themselves out of their job; then follow up with replacing them with the generalist bot-like devs that are half as competent and twice as likely to say 'yes' to you for less money. The studio made some great projects but is on the auto-pilot formula of pumping an apex update out every few months as it gets more and more bland. This company is also a PERFECT EXAMPLE of the old "HR is there to protect the company, not you". Literally heard from a co-worker that someone was checking her out at the company gym making her feel uncomfortable... so naturally she said something to HR about it the next day ONLY to find out that SHE was in trouble for "making him feel aroused" (i kid you not... he reported her because he got horny staring at someone, and SHE got in trouble...). I'll leave it there. I could gripe all day but what good will it do honestly? This is a juggernaut of disappointment. Can't be stopped.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best place I've worked in 15 years.

    Mar 26, 2022 - Principal Software Engineer in Mahomet, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, salary, remote flexibility, product quality, and high competence of staff (including leadership) And excellent swag.

    Cons

    Tools and pipelines cause long delays.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great for short term, not so much for long term

    Mar 21, 2022 - 3D Artist in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun Titles Remote Opportunity Your making games Benefits*/perks

    Cons

    Underpaid (Don't like to pay much either for moving up) Overworked Your just a number Benefits used to be good Bonuses are awful

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Jan 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Team, Laid Back Setting, Passionate People

    Cons

    Some Communication Issue Between Teams

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    The Studios is changing unfortunately

    Nov 29, 2021 - Computer Specialist/Testing and Quality Analyst II in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with some of the best in the business strong culture company perks Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    The Studio is getting bigger A lot more bureaucracy with EA QV department is forced to track time daily A lot of the original team is leaving

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Pretty at first, then a big letdown.

    Dec 17, 2021 - Quality Assurance Tester in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent Gym facilities. On-site gated parking. Free snacks. Very talented team.

    Cons

    Very toxic Anti-Infinity Ward sentiment, even all these years after the split. Seniority means more than talent. Male leads are often protected. They will hire someone from outside the studio for an open position based on the recommendation of someone already there BEFORE they would hire someone within the studio with the same experience. Path out of QA while I was there was not set. HR did not help and offered not advice. Told HR about two separate occasions when men made inappropriate comments towards me, or when a coworker grabbed me at an E3 party and nothing was done about it. When I gave 2 weeks notice, I was told that day that they didn't like that I was going to a competitor and was told that that day would be my last day (with 2 weeks pay) which stung because I had worked with people for 3 years and lost control of how I could say goodbye to them. This was decided by a meeting including the CEO and a couple heads of departments.

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Respawn Entertainment has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 44 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Respawn Entertainment to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Respawn Entertainment employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Respawn Entertainment. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

75% of Respawn Entertainment employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Respawn Entertainment 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

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