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Updated 13 January, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, friendly workspace (in 53 reviews)

  • Work environment - Flexible work schedule - Many benefits - Amazing coworkers - Creative minds in every corners - Incredible parties (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary with no guaranteed bonuses (in 55 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is tough - Ubi is kind of a sweatshop (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing working place"

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    Current Employee - Technical Director in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    many to describe, but best place to work in the video game industry in Montreal. I've been around many other companies and this one is by far the best one.

    Cons

    none cons so far or anything to complain.


  2. "Too many people get promoted and then get lazy"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Several interesting franchises to work on.
    - You can move around and change projects or even titles in the company if your tastes change.
    - Location not in a stressful place.

    Cons

    Too many people get promoted or get to the next "level" and *then* get lazy after some time. Since they never downgrade employees unless they do something horribly wrong, you find yourself with a lot of employees who have reached the top (or whatever they think their personal top is) but who clearly wouldn't be able to reach it again if they needed to prove themselves today. The employer seems to want so much to keep so called top-level employees and especially the ones that started the studio in 1997 that they will never confront them with what they truly deliver today. Working with such people when you are hard-working and motivated is a real turn off.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate what your many leads or so called top-level employees truly deliver a few years after the get promoted and get the *courage* to reconsider their title or level. I guarantee that quite a lot of them would not be a big loss, and many would never have the courage to leave because they find it too comfortable.


  3. "Entertaining environment and cool management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Team oriented
    Focus on the employees

    Cons

    Low wage compared to other industry


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some strong licenses qnd big teams to work in.

    Cons

    Lot of inertia in the processes, can be a real roller coaster in finding the right project


  6. "One of the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Reward and career opportunities comes with seniority


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment - Flexible work schedule - Many benefits - Amazing coworkers - Creative minds in every corners - Incredible parties !

    Cons

    For similar jobs the pay is not always as high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to everyone and offer such a great environment


  8. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, challenging tasks, amazing people! Great management and HR teams, super nice community and internal activities.

    Cons

    Salary a little bit low compared to average.

    I think that salaries at this company are a little bit unfair comparing to market average in Montreal; however, there are a lot of internal benefits that probably are partly covering this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing whatever you are doing at this point! Be actively involved in the social life of local Mile-End community, do a lot of volunteering job and continue to involve children in computer programming and game development


  9. "Gameplay Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Great Job Security and a lot of different project opportunities. Everyone is passionate about the projects they're making.

    Cons

    Sometimes not as creative as I'd like. Some key decisions are made by management and not the team.


  10. "Full of entrenched institutionalized people"

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    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A few of nice people

    Cons

    Full of people who have never worked either anywhere else or only in the same industry. There is so much technical debt and arrogance. Unqualified people in high places only because of tenure. Didn't invent any of the technology. This company is a classic case of corporate welfare.

    Advice to Management

    Take chances. Hire some real leaders. Get some visionaries.


  11. "Overall a great company"

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    Former Employee - Game Designer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, welcoming co-workers and staff, good pay.

    Cons

    Can be stressful to meet deadlines, long work days.


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