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I worked at Infinity Ward full-time (More than 5 years)
Fair pay, very competent co-workers, good company perks
Stress, Crunch, Incompetent studio leadership, Poor project planning, Sociopath studio leadership, no actual studio identity as studio heads constantly rotate through Activision executives and high senior level turnover.
Advice to Management
Remove studio heads from the company unless they receive training for how to make a game without forcing employees to crunch for two years.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Infinity Ward.
The entire process took around 1.5 months and felt like a huge drag. I was given an emailed test to do. I completed it in about 4 days, and after that, waited 2+ more weeks, went through another round of interview, then complete silence for 3 weeks. I sent them a polite follow up email every week, and were completely ignored. As an applicant that took out the time to do a test for them and was weeks into the interview process, one would appreciate some kind of response, even something as simple as, "We'll have the result in 3 weeks". But there was nothing. It was like an eternal wait.
It was eventually after 3 weeks that I received a short email that the position has been filled. Despite the fact that it was a rejection to the job of my dreams, that short email was actually a huge relief that there will be no more waiting.