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Ubisoft Reviews

Updated 18 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very good work life balance for family" (in 76 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, strong emphasis on work-life balance" (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary for testing even after working on AAA game titles" (in 70 reviews)

  • "work life balance goes for a toss" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Apply for a job"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Architect design and characters development

    Cons

    Script writting and tool technique


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, bad place to continue"

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    Current Employee - Production in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Production in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to learn a ton of new things and its a great out of-school place to grow but you'll need to be an specific demographic to thrive inside the company
    - You will be part of AAA titles right from the start

    Cons

    - Unless you speak native french you won't make it far
    - Takes forever to adapt new technologies
    - They are cheap, like not even free coffee cheap
    - Only top tier employees (The Frenchlite) get real benefits

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on keeping employees and developing, rather than getting external people, RAISE THE SALARIES!

  3. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The name
    Bagels on Friday’s (but not everyone gets them)

    Cons

    The internal process are painful
    Lack of creativity overall
    Lack of vision is surprising!!
    Not very organized,
    Very poorly managed by a few managers in a click!

    Advice to Management

    Go visit larger companies!


  4. "Good place to start a career"

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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

    Tons of awesome creative peop’e

    Cons

    Way too much politics to my likings


  5. "Just amazing"

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

    I worked at Ubisoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Big company
    - Smart people
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    Salary is a bit a the low side


  6. "a company that cares!"

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

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

    Pros

    fun ambiance, expert colleagues, amazing pers and benefits, loads of challenges.

    Cons

    it's a big company, so you must be able to stand up/stand out to make connections.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "overall great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, strong emphasis on work-life balance

    Cons

    Navigating company politics is soul crushing. wages low compared to other companies in the area.

  8. "Reasonable place to work"

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    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare package etc. For video game company, pretty good on stuff like diversity, community oriented.

    Cons

    Pay is somewhat low. Lot of people on teams so less ownership of work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "good only if you're inexperimented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to work on AAA games
    - Flexible hours
    - Healthcare & ergonomy service
    - RRSP group system
    -gym
    -Epic christmas and summer parties.
    -good integration of new employees
    -there are lot of seniors,so its a perfect opportunity to learn for juniors
    -beautiful and convenient workspace
    -good bonuses

    Cons

    - follow trends and recycle proven formulas instead of trying to innovate.they lack vision and the games seems to stagnate into irrelevancy.
    -Ubisoft has difficulty to make team collaborate between themselves, because theres too much inner competition.
    - Lots of politics and Toxic leadership.
    - boys club still exist at top hierarchy of production.
    - Lack of honest communication.
    - Backstabbing culture.
    - Most skilled and talented workers are moving to other companies.
    -if you arent part of the ''gang'', you may get left behind for a promotion or bonuses.
    - not a lot of ownership as the teams are so big.you may lost the hand if you stay there many years...so,it's not the greatest place to learn and grow at long term.
    - not a lot of opportunity to evolve and get another position.if theres some,
        you have to figh of else HR will make sure that you stay there.
    -management is not really good at helping career growth.
    -low salaries that really dont increase that much...
    - they dont paid for overtime.at least they pay your supper...
    - Depending on project ,lack of management.
    -Some people just do only the minimum for their job or don't do their 8h per day.theres even people that don't do their job..
    -Located in the middle of the city and the realm of pedestrians.finding a parking is like chasing an unicorn. good. luck.
    -basically, you're a number...

    Advice to Management

    theres lots of inexperimented managers that switch teams after few months.they also lack of honest communication.of course,all that isnt the best for our evaluations.oh, and in top of that, they like to experiment BAD things like micro management.Please be careful to hire good managers who will understand people on productions.For example,hire at least someone who got experience in 3D for a graphic team.I have a friend graduated from HEC who told me that anyone with a diploma at HEC can get a management job really easily at ubisoft...


  10. "Overall great company"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly environment, fast-paced with loads of technical challenges and room for innovation.
    - Games.

    Cons

    Known for not offering the best salaries in market.