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Found 388 of over 441 reviews
4.5
90% Recommend to a Friend
97% Approve of CEO

Found 371 of over 441 reviews

4.5
90%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
Approve of CEO
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Sam Houser
172 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good environment to work and work life balance(in 21 reviews)

  • "Also - I was happy with the work/life balance for years, even though it was terribly unhealthy(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The work/life balance was a Pro for me, but it is likely a Con for you(in 14 reviews)

  • "Long hours, work to be taken home(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun. 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great environment for programmers; focus on quality; lots of talents.

      Cons

      Toronto studio could have more perks, other studios have gym, free breakfast, etc.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it

      Jan. 14, 2022 - Environmental Artist in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Given tons of freedom, relaxed culture, tons of talent

      Cons

      No complaints as of now

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      not the best place to work

      Jan. 26, 2022 - Programmer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good ambitious games to work on.

      Cons

      Management and leads can put a lot of pressure on individuals

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great job!

      Nov. 19, 2021 - 3DDMP/Enviornment Artist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great pay, nice people. projects are interesting.

      Cons

      tools can be outdated at times compared to what's out there now.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      .

      Aug. 25, 2021 - Designer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Chance to work on world class titles.

      Cons

      Company has a reputation that then relates to you.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Be prepared to sacrifice Quality of Life

      Mar. 16, 2021 - Game Developer in Oakville, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Project Bonuses are amazing when they happen

      Cons

      Bad QoL , Crunch culture, work environment

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Team

      Jan. 19, 2021 - Developer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Fun and collaborative work environment. -Decent pay and benefits. -Team leads are supportive. -So far, the company has done a good job of handling the work from home situation during covid.

      Cons

      -Working with a team across time zones can be tricky at times, but this is a difficulty of having such a large team more than a fault of the company. -Could benefit from having a standardized pipeline.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Very long hours minimum pay

      Dec. 18, 2020 - Programmer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      you get to work on cool games

      Cons

      long hours, outdated system, Toxic environment, low wages . No promotion, they keep you poor and needy!

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overtime

      Jun. 28, 2020 - Game Designer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great game projects, and unrelenting drive for quality

      Cons

      Toxic studio culture from overworked employees and constant pressure to do overtime.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Very valuable experience

      Apr. 2, 2020 - Programmer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent benefits RSP matching Fair salary with performance-based annual bonuses On-time regular annual salary performance reviews Very smart people, lots to learn and work never runs out Friendly coworkers Stocked kitchen with snacks Vacation allowance increases with seniority Multiple social events / dinners / parties each year Many other perks, benefits and discounts

      Cons

      Sometimes the hours are demanding - 9 hour/day average (but not as demanding as the news claims) Not much wiggle room to grow in other areas - you stick to your specialization Promotions are very rare, expect to keep your title for years

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      1 person found this review helpful
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