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Updated 26 May 2018
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
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Pros
  • Good work life balance which is a rarity in game industry (in 64 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low salary although it is a minor gripe (in 49 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is sometimes difficult to achieve (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed, fun, no career development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    Season rail tickets subsidised, relaxed atmosphere, lots of free games, friendly colleagues no matter which subsidiary you're based in

    Cons

    No real career development opportunities outside of head office, little opportunity to travel, low pay, almost no labour turnover (pro and con in some respects)

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and support younger employees and their career development


  2. "Great place"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance which is a rarity in game industry. There's clinic, daycare, VPN that allows you to work remotely. You probably have great chance to work with the top veterans and most advanced technologies in the industry. A variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Big corporation. Bureaucracy. Endless meetings. Hard to make an impact. Not competent salaries.

  3. "Good xperience"

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

    Pros

    Good salary here fully satisfied after 2 years.

    Cons

    Minimum salary not too good.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your starting game designer salary.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Pune (India)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment and culture

    Cons

    not much employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Employees are the assets of an organization. You must reward them accordingly.


  5. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - VFX Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - VFX Editor in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    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.


  6. "Level Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Level Designer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Senior Level Designer in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and motivated team, reasonable working time,

    Cons

    Open office could be a nightmare, some of the lead positions feel unjustified


  7. "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.

  8. "Associate Director"

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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

    Lovely spirit, welcoming company, passionate about gaming.

    Cons

    Big company, slow to change


  9. "Gameplay Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    No/VeryLess politics, freedom to take initiative and recognition for it. Good titles.

    Cons

    Very poor salary structure, poor quality of work, less learning.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want good quality product and grow the studio, provide competitive salary and take some new initiative.


  10. "Good learning experience in Console Development team"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams, Projects, Exposure, Good experience

    Cons

    Salary is a major grip. Minor politics.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining a high quality team, instead of just emphasizing rapid growth


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