Techland Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2020

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3.4
63%
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Techland Founder Paweł Marchewka (no image)
Paweł Marchewka
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "spinning wheels"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - stable job - benefits - work/life balance - reasonable and opened leads and producers

    Cons

    - upper management blocks good initiatives, doesn't listen to feedback and desperately avoids any changes, doesn't trust its devs - chaos, lack of high-level management, planning - CEO making abrupt micro-management decisions - lack of basic tools and software ("because it costs money", wtf) - HR is not involved with the devs in any way - weird structure where leads can't promote or raise pays for their people - no opportunities for growth, promotions

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    Techland2020-04-16
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not horrible, not great either"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Wrocław
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - cool people (for the most part) - on time salary - decent working conditions

    Cons

    - bad management - so-so salary - unpaid overtime - mediocre games to work on - corpo politics - decision holders try to blame others for their own incompetence and mistakes

    Techland2019-06-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people all around"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional, helpful & friendly people. Everyone is trying to make the best games they possibly can.

    Cons

    Occasional long work hours, but nothing crazy. INSATIABLE drive to make top-shelf AAA games against all odds.

    Techland2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great people with bad management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Developer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some interesting projects - Passionate people and co-workers that are fun to hang out with - Comfortable offices, though that depends on department - Decent entryway into the industry, though further development opportunity is rather meager

    Cons

    - Nepotism - Management often does not do necessary research before committing to an idea - Low salaries when compared to the market - Micro-management by higher executives - Lack of motivation incentives and clear bonus structure. I've worked in a department that was never awarded during over three years of work - Management/meeting overhead getting in the way of actually doing development work - General lack of company-wide employee retention initiatives. Some people are deemed 'expendable' in the bigger company picture

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    Techland2019-03-29
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Big disappointment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, hard working and talented people AAA title no crunch policy

    Cons

    terrible management nepotism "good enough" attitute outdated technology not for ambitious people in the long run quite a few people who can talk very nice but do not know how to do their job company doesnt care about keeping good workers. low salaries no bonus policy

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    Techland2019-03-24
  6. Helpful (2)

    "typical corpo job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A Lot of interesting people co workers

    Cons

    terrible upper staff total corpo..

    Techland2019-03-10
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Making AAA games against all odds..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting projects (not only zombie games) - Great, talented people who are able to create great things (despite awful technology) - Relaxed atmosphere - No-crunch policy - Opportunity to develop your skills and learn from more experienced people - Wages paid on time

    Cons

    - Technology and tools years behind industry standard (you need to get used to working using notepad) - "Good enough" mentality among Wroclaw top management resulting in heavy reuse of previous projects game code and outdated technology - Hands-on CEO (residing in Wroclaw) often intervenes in game design and always has final word in every decision (he always knows best despite being advised otherwise) - Low to average salaries and very poor bonuses

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    Techland2018-04-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "a good place to develop your skills"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Programmer in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - interesting projects - opportunities to learn - great coworkers - friendly environment - cantine

    Cons

    - low salaries - overtime work near deadlines (but it's in game programmer job description)

    Techland2017-11-19
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Can be surprisingly good."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Home-like atmosphere. With it's all pros and cons, but in general it's a good thing. It's very hard to not know most of the people after a year or two. - Directness - people out there prefer more a direct contact, than 'channels' and 'procedures' - They really keep up with the technology and hardware - There are producers that really care for your work atmosphere and are there to support you - If something wrong is going on - people realize and talk it out. Weird situations get solved eventually, either they are personal conflicts or missed ideas in management. - They pay good actually - No strict corporate management

    Cons

    - Some of the decisive (especialy in Art department) people are here just because of their years experience, not actual experience, not really adding any value to the project. - People who actually know their stuff are easily fired if they are not 'liked' enough by majority (jealousy might sound like a cliche but here it's a real thing, especialy among artists) - A lot of good people working on the most profitable projects were either fired or left without any chance for negotiations - People with junior experience can easily get promoted - but they still remain juniors. - Almost none or very low bonuses - Almost no crunch, and if so it's negotiated in advance

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    Techland2017-10-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool company managed in a not cool way"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Techland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People in general, industry itself, attractive projects, some of the benefits, HR team, you can learn from other pros there

    Cons

    Micromanagement, managers without people skills, lack of trust, lack of work life balance, weird bonus system (you need to be close to ceo to get an attractive one)

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    Techland2017-08-31
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