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Ready At Dawn Studios Overview

Irvine, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Sports & Recreation
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Ready At Dawn Studios® was founded in 2003 by senior members of Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® and set a new standard for PSP® games with its multi-million selling, Game of The Year award winning titles Daxter™ and God of ... Read more

Mission: Ready At Dawn® is a game development studio with a single mission: making fun games a lot of people want to play.

Ready At Dawn Studios Reviews

  • "Effort Pays Off"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ready At Dawn Studios full-time (More than 3 years)


    Making great games with passionate people
    - The employees of RAD are all dedicated to looking at what makes games fun in a variety of different ways. Sometimes it may come off a little chaotic but they are willing to take their time to insure the quality of the end product.

    Studio Culture
    - It has been very clear since day 1 that the admins/founders of the company are fully dedicated to the team. I always rolled my eyes before when people brought up co-workers being like family but the culture they have instilled here is very much a family. There may be some arguments (really just part of the creative process) but at the end of the day everyone is moving toward the same goals and able to hang out after work.

    Hard Work = Pay Off
    - Since starting at RAD I have not only looked at my current task list, but other places that I could help out. The idea of a team is very strong here and when people find ways to help one-another it comes through in the final product. By keeping this mentality in mind, I have managed to move up at least once a year. Hard work truly is rewarded at RAD.

    Pushing the Industry forward
    - RAD is very focused on finding and bringing in new talent. They may have high standards for those they bring in but that is only because the culture is built around being on the cutting edge.
    - Everyone who works here takes great pride in their work and wants to not just make the best looking/feeling product for now, but something that also will be the best 5/10 years from now.


    Strong Personalities
    - Feels like, to be fair, I should mention that there are some very strong personalities roaming the halls at RAD. I personally view them as a challenge to improve myself (especially since creation/passion go hand-in-hand). But I can also understand how this fact may be off putting to some.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build up your team and they will continue to help build you up.

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Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Ready At Dawn Through the Years
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Team Meetings are held inside our screening room.
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Dev desks
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Large studio kitchen, free snacks and drinks!
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: 4-player arcade cabinet, missing from photo is a ping pong table
Ready At Dawn Studios photo of: Workstations + Main company kitchen/arcade
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Ready At Dawn Studios Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    3D Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ready At Dawn Studios (Irvine, CA (US)) in February 2012.


    You must first send in a portfolio/resume. After they review that they will do a phone interview followed up with sending you an art test. Unlike most studios you aren't given very little time to complete it (most tests given are with 7-10 day deadlines) and can spend the time required to perfect it.
    If you pass that they will have an in studio interview with you can drive to or if you are too far away they will offer to fly you out. They show you around the studio and make sure you are what they are looking for, it is pretty relaxed.
    Normally you will get an offer that you have 2 weeks to accept when leaving from the onsite interview.

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