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Updated 22 October, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, friendly workspace (in 53 reviews)

  • The work environment is crazy awesome, people working here are friendly (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary with no guaranteed bonuses (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1. "Ubisoft"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Programmer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great workplace and culture

    Cons

    Not knowing french might hurt you


  2. "Creative workplace"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    There's a lot of creative and talented people. This is a place your will learn great many things and be inspired.

    Cons

    When you notice things aren't good management wise, you don't have any influence to change things to the better

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with your employees


  3. "Generalist programmer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good tech, employee has a lot of opportunities to learn a lot

    Cons

    French company, hard to integrate as non-French speaker. Salary not as competitive

    Advice to Management

    Depending on the projects, there are some crappy managers.


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  5. "A focus on people"

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

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

    Pros

    Ubisoft focuses on acquiring, retaining, and growing good people.

    Cons

    Ubisoft is not a very lean organization.


  6. "Nice place to work in"

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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

    lots of autonomy + creativity

    Cons

    Lack of maturity on some topics


  7. "Great company if you already have extensive experience in the industry (4-6) years"

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

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

    Pros

    Financial sound company, lots of employee programs, and a chance to work on sure fire AAA titles

    Cons

    Since the company got big so fast, it has become very hard to grow. Unfortunately it seems like the best path to a promotion, is so leave and join a competitor for 6- 12 months and then come back.


  8. "Good"

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

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Talented people
    Company events

    Cons

    Work can get tedious depends on departments


  9. "Gold cage"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very open minded and respectful. Great teamwork and it easy to become friends with your colleagues. A lots of great events (happy hours, barbecue, etc.) to bound with your colleagues are organized by the company. Great salary and benefits starting from the first day.

    Cons

    Very bad work / personal life balance. If you are working on the production of any game, you will definitely will have to work extra hours, especially near the shipping of a game. It can sometimes be forbidden to take vacation during the last two months of production of a game. I often stayed late at night and some people even come during weekends. Also, you have unlimited sick days, but for me it was almost impossible to take them, because of how many meetings I had that I could not cancel + you have to tell everyone the reason why you are taking a sick day. Everything is going really fast, so I was really stressed and felt pressure from the direction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, so that everyone can have a better work / personal life balance and feel less stressed


  10. "Must embrace chaos"

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, if you're lucky
    Great parties
    Great atmosphere
    Good benefits
    If you work online, you get to play with a lot of different techs

    Cons

    High stress before launch
    High stress briefly post-launch
    Managers never know what's going
    No need for chaos monkey all the systems keep breaking
    Very divided between online and corporate teams
    Too much middle management
    Work in silos

    Advice to Management

    Less middle management
    A better vision and more consistency


  11. "illustrator"

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

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

    Pros

    because they are awesome yeah

    Cons

    none of my concerne thank you

    Advice to Management

    good job


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