Crytek
3.0 of 5 36 reviews
www.crytek.com Frankfurt am Main, Germany 150 to 499 Employees

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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)

I worked at Crytek full-time for more than 3 years

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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shitty management, great employees

Web Developer (Former Employee)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

I worked at Crytek full-time for more than a year


Pros: most of the people i worked with there are very… Cons: they don't pay much, they don't treat employees very good, the management is lacking… Advice to Senior Management: resign 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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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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