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Updated 16 May, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a good balance between work life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • We have a Friendly work environment (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary although it is a minor gripe (in 48 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is sometimes difficult to achieve (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    good lord this is super hype fine

    Cons

    all good for me i,m telling you


  2. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - VFX Editor in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - VFX Editor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a village in there you got it all. A little resto, a Starbucks cafe, terrace, gym, free french classes. All on location. (Montreal)

    Cons

    In my case, they closed the film division I was working on. A bit disappointed since they bought a VFX company and conflicts started arising with our division.

  3. "Programmer"

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

    Pros

    Good environment, lots of opportunies.
    Flexibility.

    Cons

    Sometime toward the end of the project, you may have to crunch.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I wish you end up with a good team"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the chance of working with a good team and a good project, then it's wonderful job. Tons of creative energy flying around.

    Cons

    Salaries are purposefully on the lower end because they know they attract so many people just with the company's name.
    If you end up in a team with a few divas leading it, then the mood on the team will go down and you'll have a tough time.


  5. "Great place to work"

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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

    Great office vibe and culture.
    Promotes and healthy work life balance.
    Management cares for their employees

    Cons

    It's a big machine with the inevitable complexities of being this large.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring. It's working.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Comfy, super hierarchical, poor creativity"

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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

    -Extremely comfy, not stressful.

    -You will hardly find a better place if you are looking for a company that allows you to have a life outside work.

    -Inhouse clinic for you and your family

    -Good people overall, some talents.

    Cons

    -Very political hiearchy : you won't find a lot of director/leads that got their position solely based on their skills. Very unproductive sometimes.

    -Cheap: salaries are not attractive.

    -Career : Don't expect to get a promotion, unless you know how to smooth talk your way up there.

    -Creatively appaling : if you are in for a creative challenge, look elsewhere. At best your ideas will be plundered without much reward, at worst nobody will care to look at it, because at the end of the day you're making the director's game.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Little Fish Big Pond"

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    Former Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ubisoft provides mentoring, training, travel opportunities, great work/life balance, family-friendly, great parties, free gym, on-site clinic, fun projects, great people, and plenty of great titles to add to your resume.

    Cons

    I spent 5 years working at Ubisoft Montreal actively trying to get a promotion and raise. I had clear career goals from the day I was hired until I walked out the door. Worst yet, I didn't want to leave but had no other choice due to the low wage and lack of career growth. Within 2 years at another studio, I was promoted twice and lead a team of 11 people.

    The terrible thing is that this is commonplace at Ubi Montreal. It's a bit of an inside joke with HR and managers that employees leave to get the money and title they want and only to return afterwards.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to recognize dedication and passion. It will, guaranteed, save you a ton of money down the road because employees that come back will always negotiate for far more money on the return knowing the studio is likely not going to provide adequate ROI over the long term. Parties and freebies are always nice but they mean very little if you can't pay the bills.

  8. "Awesome team"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had fun when worked there and learned a lot. It gave me opportunities.

    Cons

    Why would cons for this I'm just writing my 20 words


  9. "A huge, talented and smooth game factory"

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

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

    Pros

    Gym, quality of life, (usually) low peer pressure for overtime, plenty of possibilities for other positions, to travel, to travel. The people are from all over the world and there is so many folks there, you're guaranteed to find people who shares the same values, goals or interests than you.

    Cons

    Too big, maybe. It comes with the handicap of being impossible to prevent bad apples to come in and, sometimes, lower the fun and quality of the work. But's mostly under control. Mid and High management favorise a human philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to get TOO big at some point! But you have a healthy and productive game studio.


  10. "Sales"

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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

    Great company, spirit and teams

    Cons

    Hard to access in the Mile End


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