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Updated 17 January 2019
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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général Yves Guillemot
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Pros
  • "Very good work life balance for family" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, strong emphasis on work-life balance" (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary for testing even after working on AAA game titles" (in 68 reviews)

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

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  1. "Associate Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Culture and Environment

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit less, but in a gaming world you have to deal with this issue everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    You all are doing a great job please continue what you do.


  2. "a company that cares!"

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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 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.

  3. "Good Company to work"

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

    I have been working at Ubisoft full-time

    Pros

    • Open Door Policy
    • Chance to grow in the industry
    • Encourage for IJPs

    Cons

    • Salary is bit low

    Advice to Management

    • Listen to employees problems


  4. "Ubisoft job is pretty cool"

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    Current Employee - Junior ERP Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Junior ERP Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - really nice people to work with
    - you get all the Ubisoft games for free (PC only)
    - annually free merchandise from the company
    - professional work conditions
    - flexible work program

    Cons

    - nothing bad yet. it's all good for now


  5. "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.


  6. "Reasonable place to work"

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    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - 3D Modeler in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    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.


  7. "Lousy pay"

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    Former Employee - Technical Character Artist in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Technical Character Artist in Malmö, Skåne (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a company that gives you a lot of wiggle room and will keep you on board as long as you wish to serve.

    Cons

    It's quite a lousy pay, no employee training programs etc.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees that want to grow!

  8. "good only if you're inexperimented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    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...


  9. "Overall great company"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    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.


  10. "Game Developer"

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    Former Employee - Game Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Game Developer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    A lot of work and very stresul .