I have been working at Sledgehammer Games full-time (More than 3 years)
With the change of leadership it feels like teams have been given more creative control over their work. This has made working at sledge a much more enjoyable place. They are also taking transparency to heart and letting the team know what is happening at a higher level. Even if it isn’t always good news. This does a lot to give us facts and not circulate rumors on the floor.
We have lost a lot of great talent due to the change of leadership.
Advice to Management
Keep being transparent and open
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sledgehammer Games (Foster City, CA (US)) in January 2014.
I contacted the recruiter at that time on LinkedIn, expressing my interest and showed my portfolio. The recruiter sent me an art test. The art test was fast, and I did lose sleep.
Next I had a phone interview with an HR person, then a Skype interview with my lead. He pointed out some areas of the art test that could be improved. I made the improvements and resubmitted.
Then I had a Skype marathon interview with 4 groups of 2-3 people, which in total lasted 2-3 hours. After that I received a job offer.
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