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Updated 15 April, 2019
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  1. "Best company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oriented on different benefits, great working environment, travel possibilities

    Cons

    Several management layers, lower salary but compensate with all other benefits and the working envioronment


  2. "finance"

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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

    work/life balance, friendly environment, culture

    Cons

    not really, So far so good

  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Level Designer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Level Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and experienced teams that constantly ship titles. Relaxed and low key atmosphere until it comes time to ship but certainly not a "100 hour a week" company.

    Cons

    Egos can get a little out of control on some of the bigger titles, but for the most part, the people in general are good to work with and down to earth.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people to do the jobs you hired them for.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best place to work in Montreal"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Work-family balance
    -Progressive company values
    -Lots of space for entrepreneurial ideas
    -Mobility (local-international) opportunities
    -Solid portfolio of brands
    -Offer training and education support

    Cons

    -Not always the best at recognizing effort
    -Internal politics
    -Big company, can feel anonymous for some


  5. ""Cool company, poor organization""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free games, awesome offices and super cool ambiance.
    Work / family balance
    Progressive company values
    Mobility (local-international) opportunities
    Offer training and education support

    Cons

    Salary not that high, but still good.
    Hard to escalate the professional ladder.
    Not always the best at recognizing effort.
    Internal politics. Crony promotions
    Big company, can feel anonymous for some.
    Many leads, product managers, and senior designers to make ambitious plans.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting always the same people. Stop the crony promotion.


  6. "Cool company, poor organization"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company that genuinely care about its employees
    Possibility to play games during lunch
    Big annual party

    Cons

    Your appreciation will REALLY depend on your team.
    Poor management


  7. "A great place to develop"

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    Current Employee - Generalist Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Generalist Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent resources for personal development. A great place to start a career and find a mentor.
    - Easy to get software licenses, hardware resources, a better chair, or whatever else you need to be productive.
    - Good benefits.
    - Personal success is rewarded.
    - Taking steps to diversify their work force

    Cons

    - Huge company means a lot of redundant projects being worked on by different departments.
    - Many leads, product managers, and senior designers to make ambitious plans; not enough mid-level developers who get stuff done.
    - Office culture is bland.

  8. "Great game studio"

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

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, awesome projects

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics, its hard to get things done with such a big chain of approval.


  9. "Lead Programmer"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people! Awesome tech! Awesome games!

    Cons

    Big teams with a lot of management inertia...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work, but room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - 3D Animator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting variety of projects, great technology, good location, flexible working hours, great parties, they accept personal parcels to be delivered at work despite employing 2000+ people

    Cons

    Hard to escalate the professional ladder; too political; teams are like tribes that compete against each other; being versatile is under-valued compared to knowing 1 thing deeply.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting always the same people; hiring women is not enough to cater for gender diversity if they are not allowed the chances to get promoted equally; promoting less experienced people does hurt a production; don't put all your eggs in one basket and encourage the spread of knowledge