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Level Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ubisoft.
Interview Details Sent my resume and got a interview, followed by a test. After being shortlisted, went down for another interview.
Interview Question – What game have you played recently, which mechanic do you like and how would you change it. Answer Question
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Ubisoft.
Interview Details There were about 3 to 4 rounds of interviews meeting with several people above and at the same level to your applied position.
Initially you communicate with a recruiter through email to coordinate a telephone interview. The phone interview starts with an extensive overview on how Ubisoft is structured then proceeds to your typical Q&A. Please make note the overview is a long-winded speech.
If invited back you meet with HR and everyone else . It's mostly conversational mixed with Q&A as opposed to situational or behavorial. The people seemed nice, easy to speak with, and has worked there for a very long time. Average 5+ years.
The crowd isn't diverse at all and it's a tight knitted group. You guys can do the math on this as some might approve but others might not.
It'll be interesting to see the stats on diversity: gender, ethnicity, openly LGBT, and also income disparity at this company. From my memory, there was only one person of color in the office.
Interview Question – There wasn't any. Answer Question
QA Tester Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at Ubisoft
Interview Details Self applied via the careers website of the company for the QA Tester position at Ubisoft Milan, Italy on June 17 2013.
No feebadcks received via mail or phone.
The application status still "Application received" while the job oppurtinity is closed.
PR Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ubisoft in February 2013.
Interview Details I was initially impressed with how quickly I was contacted after applying. I applied online and received an email from a recruiter less than two weeks later, scheduling a phone interview on the next business day. The interview was a pretty standard first round interview - Why are you interested in this company and this position, tell me about your experience, strengths and weaknesses, etc. I was told there were four other candidates being interviewed, and that I would know if I moved forward by the end of the week. I did (what I perceived to be) very well and was confident that I would advance. I followed up with the recruiter four times over the next three weeks, hearing little other than that the decision was still with the hiring manager. After three weeks, I followed up again and was told there were other candidates with interests that better matched the position. After keeping me on the hook that long, I would have appreciated some more specific feedback.
Interview Question – What do you love most about your current job? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
No Job Title Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ubisoft.
Interview Details I was informed via e-mail that I would be getting a review by Ubisoft by their Graphics Technical Director, with out any knowledge of which position (I applied to a few to better my chances, but also have 4 different degrees). As soon as the review started I was told I was a number, while being internally referred by an Associate Technical Director and Motion Capture Director. I went through an incredibly strenuous five review process going through a battery of tests, while being informed that someone was going to help pull for me to reviewer. During this time my website was hacked into, and confronted the reviewer after looking at my website and half of my stuff wasn't working properly. I was pretty upset, the person reviewing my work never got back with me about it, and at the end didn't get this position that I don't even know to this day that I did not get, but also I find out months down the road from Human Resources that based on "Operations of Studios" that my referrals didn't go through while the Assistant Technical Director was pulling for me at a different studio location, same with the Motion Capture Director. I was talking with Coaches, Animators, Directors at the time to get to know the culture, understand what type of environment I would be in if I was given the opportunity, but based on the fact that I knew others in a different studio location, while being told I'm being internally referred and being pulled for, based on operations of studios and studio to studio operations it does not do anything. I still to this day, after a 5 week review, which I even followed up with the reviewer, never got back to me, but told me to keep applying. Outside of that fact, but issues with my website once it was over. I talked with an Animator of the company after I was done, also with the Motion Capture Director, also an Assistant Technical Director about it, and they told me to let it go, also to move on completely. Also to not worry about it. Even still to this day, like I said, I don't even know what position it was for.
Production Assistant Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ubisoft in May 2010.
Interview Details Applied online and received an email around three months later that they wanted to set up a phone interview. This was on a Friday morning. The interaction was fast and an interview was scheduled for the following Monday afternoon. I received another email about fifteen minutes before the scheduled interview time telling me that another member of the hiring team had put out an offer to someone else without consulting the rest of the team and it was accepted over the weekend, so my interview was cancelled. Incredibly unprofessional.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Community Manager EMEA Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Ubisoft.
Interview Details I first applied online after a few weeks I heard back from them and was asked to have a phone interview with them. Had that about a week later, a day later I was asked to come to an in person interview at their office. Then after a week they sent me an email it was a no, there was another better suited candidate.
Interview Question – What is Social Media? View Answer
Localization Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ubisoft in July 2012.
Interview Details Process was made up from a series of interviews and practical tests:
- Interview with HR
- Practical tests (2 hours time to complete - various questions)
- Second test - project - simulation of a complex document - localization memo - 3 days to complete. Could work at home
- Another HR Interview
- Interview with potential Manager
- Waiting for the results (came in 3-4 days)
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