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Ubisoft Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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  • "Pretty low salary but acceptable(in 81 reviews)

  • "Co-dev with other studios sometimes is not the best experience you will have in your life(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Best company"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time for 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

    Ubisoft2019-04-11
  2. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - 3D Programmer 

      I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

      Pros

      Good work life balance,

      Cons

      Projects may not be the most exciting.

      Ubisoft2019-06-04
    • "Fun, but not efficient"

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

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

      Pros

      A ton of small things to make you appreciate the place. Fruits, On site clinic, Annual assembly, opportunity to learn and attend training or conferences, free games, etc. The employee portal is also great with tons of content to learn more about what is going on in the company.

      Cons

      Your salary will be lower than the market by 10-20%. Don't expect decisions to be made quickly and to be respected by the different teams. At Ubisoft, everyone has a say in the decision and nobody is entitled to respect the decisions made. This can be frustrating, especially if you are working in central function such as IT. A lot of time and money is spent reinventing the wheel and there is a lack of collaboration...

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      Advice to Management

      Have some kind of transversal thinking, try to federate some core tools and processes (especially in support group such as IT, HR, etc.). Make sure people spent time collaborating instead of replicating what their neighbor has been doing over the past year.

      Ubisoft2019-06-05
    • "An exciting opportunity with goodies"

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

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

      Pros

      There are quiet a lot of benefits to work at Ubisoft. The most importantly, the task that you would be working could have huge impact on so many players worldwide. You remain surrounded with a lot of talented people. Besides these, there is very good bonus system, company matches with your RRSP contribution, stock option, fully-equipped gym, on-site clinic and many other benefits. If department recognizes your hard work...

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      Cons

      Car parking is one of the things I really miss at Ubisoft Montreal. As it is located in the hustling bustling area of Montreal, taking your car to work adds a lot of expense because of parking cost. There is no free coffee/tea though there are some cafes within the studios managed by third parties. I do not find price for coffee/tea worth buying from there.

      Ubisoft2019-06-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great benefits, very poor working conditions"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ubisoft full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      – Best parties in town. Period. – Doctor on site. – Free bagels at the end of the month. – Great insurance similar to all my previous employers. – Nice people in general.

      Cons

      – No possible evolution. Forget it, you can't evolve UNLESS you have friends that have high positions such as directors and producers. – Low wage compared to the industry and Montreal digital industry. – High possibility that you won't get an annual raise. They didn't give me a raise two years in a row, but every time they promised both times that it would change the next year. I didn't trust them anymore...

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      Advice to Management

      Ubisoft Montreal has nice perks. Maybe the best in Montreal. But most people in charge are inexperienced and they make a lot of bad decisions that affect people lives. Worst, when we do complaint about problems, NOTHING CHANGE. Your employee want to invest themselves in the studio and their project. But you need to treat them like human, not like numbers. Some people are scared of their managers but you let those...

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      Ubisoft2019-05-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Just a number"

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      Current Employee - 3D Programmer in Montreal, QC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ubisoft full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      You are just a number in the company. You are not stressed and you can have more time for yourself.

      Cons

      The pro is valid only in some teams

      Ubisoft2019-05-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Nice place to start but not a good place for a career"

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      Current Employee - 3D Programmer in Quebec, QC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good ambiance and lot of good programmers

      Cons

      After few years you start to see the limits. Ubisoft prefer to pay 2 or 3 mediocre programmer than to pay a really good one. All the good people i worked with left ubisoft for an other studio.

      Ubisoft2019-05-15
    • "Growing Studio"

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      Former Employee - Art Director in Quebec, QC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ubisoft full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Stability in the overall ubisoft group. Leads 1 major title.

      Cons

      Becoming larger makes roles become more specialized. Needs another successful title to lead. Hard to bring in experienced talent to QC.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on culture, develop your people, motivate them to make great games.

      Ubisoft2019-05-13
    • "I love working at Ubisoft"

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

      I have been working at Ubisoft full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good vibe, fun projects, enough freedom to work on what interests me most

      Cons

      Salary isn’t as high as I could get elsewhere

      Ubisoft2019-05-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good place to work and learn, not for the long term"

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      Former Employee - Senior Backend Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ubisoft full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Awesome projects on AAA titles Get to face good technical challenges and gain good experience Flexible work hours On-site gym and clinic

      Cons

      Management practices/procedures end up creating silos, knowledge sharing should be encourage more. Pay is not competitive, specially if you gain seniority and experience pay lags. There’s a “French glass ceiling”, I managed to be proficient in French in my first years, reviews with flying colours, I was on lead of several initiatives in my previous team over the years, but promotions are hard to obtain since non native...

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      Advice to Management

      Review practices and salaries to improve employee retention over time and not get poached

      Ubisoft2019-04-25
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