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4 people found this helpful  

A mediocre stepping stone studio for most developers

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Pros- Great talent and colleagues in the trenches. Especially on programming and art
- Great engine
- One of only two or three AAA developers in continental Europe
- An excellent place to learn what it takes to ship a big, multi-platform title

Cons- Executive management has consistently shown their lack of business acumen by not having a clear strategy for the company for years. This resulted multiple times in changes in direction, rework, overtime and missed objectives
- Hardcore crunching at Crytek is common currency. It's not just "some overtime" to meet important milestones, it's a terrifying mandated lifestyle and a culture of quantity, not quality. Understandably, this results in a cyclical exodus of inordinate amounts of talent
- Salaries, benefits and perks are significantly below par for a AAA studio in the games industry
- Only a handful of good producers and scores of incompetent managers make development far more difficult than it needs to be

Advice to Senior Management- Remember that your employees are human beings and your most important asset
- Try to foster a healthy corporate culture by training your employees, being honest with them about issues, investing in leadership development and effective delegation and getting rid of highly disruptive employees
- Don't pay your employees the bare minimum. Try to pay them what they're worth
- Develop a business strategy and try to stick to it
- Try not to alienate your business partners. They have the same goals as you do. Try to work with them, not despite them
- Hold yourselves accountable
- Train yourselves as leaders worth following

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Best Tech, great people and stable company

    Senior 3D Artist (Current Employee) Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Crytek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Lots of responsibility early on, freedom to do your own thing if you do it right (your mileage… Cons: Sometimes too little guidance, creative process volatile, heavy focus on tech at expense… Advice to Senior Management: Ask regular people more about feedback on directors or middle… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    6 people found this helpful  

    2005 it was a nice company but turns in to a place i can't recommend to anyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Crytek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: If you are fresh developer its the right place to… Cons: Bad management. They don't ask you to work late, they kick you in your nuts if you don't do it by your self. Don't expect ever to… Advice to Senior Management: ... won't help anyway... No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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