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Updated 8 Jan 2021

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Ubisoft Cofondateur et Président-Directeur Général  Yves Guillemot
Yves Guillemot
1,417 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is just unreal(in 207 reviews)

  • "Nice environment at office, great people in the team(in 61 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low salary(not really a con as the work life is very balanced)(in 140 reviews)

  • "Tenured French Royalty: There are many individuals who exist in the organization for reasons beyond me(in 67 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Modern day French Colony

      4 Jul 2020 - Game Tester in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will be under an illusion you are working for a big multinational company for a couple of years.

      Cons

      - Their sole purpose is to under pay Indians (even by Indian standards) while French people rule over you. - You will start with very low salary and in appraisals you will get few hundred rupees per year. - You will work overtime to compensate for your low salary and they will treat you like a slave, forget about your family or marriage plans. - You will never grow here, at best you will get meaningless designations. - Stupid non technical managers will expect the world from you. - With the salary they provide you will never be able to afford a decent lunch even, they expect you to survive on 20 rupees meals from canteen (like a slave). - As your domain will be gaming it will be very difficult for you to switch and you will be tied here for years (again bonded labour) - They will make you sit before 40-50 inch TV's for 8-12 hours a day at a close range, just ruins your health.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to start off your career. Meant to be left in 2 years at most

      13 Aug 2020 - Intermediate Game Tester in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      At the time I was hired, they did not have any educational qualification requirements. So, even though I only had a high school diploma, I got in. (Don't have an idea about the current scenario) The work environment is chill, especially for gamers. You can stay late and play your favorite games. (Provided that you have allotted a good workstation) Free breakfast. (Which is average at best) You get all of the Ubisoft games free on PC. (Well, that's the least you can expect right?) Most of the colleagues and seniors are good and friendly. You can learn a lot if you don't treat it as a casual job and pay attention. You can take smoke breaks anytime if you are friendly enough with your lead. Once a year, you get a chance to buy Ubisoft shares, and with that come good benefits. You get free chocolate and fruits on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. Once a year, you get a so-called E3 party in which you can have "French" food. Once a year, you can have as much cheap alcohol and food as you want (Conditions apply) at the annual party. You can have a couple of years' worth of experience here and then move to a better company. You will have fewer issues finding a job at another company as Ubisoft's reputation is surprisingly good in the market.

      Cons

      Pay, pay, pay. One of the worst paying AAA gaming company to QC/QA The annual bonus is included in your CTC so that they don't have to pay you extra. Food you get at the studio is cheap although absolutely horrendous. They offer insurance to the employees but it is only limited to you, your spouse and your kids, No option to include your parents. Pay is less. HR is non-existent. Or maybe they just don't care. They are full of crap and constantly give false promises or straight-up lies. Some of the employees get a slow and crappy workstation, and there is no way of getting it replaced unless it completely stops working Did I mention the pay is garbage?

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    3. 5.0
      Current Intern, more than 1 year

      Great place to be an intern at

      8 Jan 2021 - Tools Programmer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      NB: I cannot speak for the company as a whole, I can only share my experience based on the team I was in. Awesome people and projects. My team valued a good work-life balance. Treats employees well and often sends presents. Decent compensation.

      Cons

      I only worked remotely, so my exposure to other teams or the company as a whole was quite limited. I didn't get to meet a lot of people outside my team. Largely French-speaking. Some events/talks are primarily only delivered through French.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice working environment but not somewhere i recommend to seniors or higher due to below market salaries and slow growth

      23 Jun 2020 - Senior Programmer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Casual working environment Flexible hours Autonomous daily experience.

      Cons

      Very slow career growth. (2 years at junior, 4 at intermediate, 5-6 at senior Bloated dev teams that arent open to hearing ideas for a game's direction. Most major decisions are dictated by the HQ studio. You end up feeling like a cog in a machine and eventually lose interest in the product. Creativity takes a backseat to ways to get more and more money out of the player after the sale of the product. In the past youd have a creative director but now you have a committee of finiancial and engagement members that have tunnel vision on specific metrics and it makes the product much worse as a whole. modern ubisoft games introduce a lot of addictive gambling elements aimed at kids.my morals dont align with that Very Low salaries. Glass ceiling in the company if youre not a french speaker or national. A lot of french conversations on the floor even though it's supposed to be an English speaking company. Groups seem to form based on this and it factors in during performance reviews if youre very close to the french group Project bonsues are tiny. On a game released in Ubisoft' most profitable year ever, selling over 10 million units. The bonus was less than a month's (already slow) salary for a 4 year project

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      10 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Tight-knit, High Performing, Friendly team

      7 Nov 2020 - Digital Marketing in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best place I’ve worked. Very friendly culture. Team focused and everyone pulls together for major events. Leadership and management are the best I’ve come across and genuinely care about employee development.

      Cons

      Small team in Sydney and not a lot of turnover so career opportunities can be limited. As it’s a French company so some out of hours conference calls.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      The Best place in the Indsutry to start your Career

      23 Jun 2020 - User Researcher in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Resources: it's amazing to work at a well-resourced company that you take for granted at smaller companies. - Diversity: Work with people from all walks of life - from a 15 year professional Mime to an Afghanistan War Veteran - Products: Either love or hate their IP, but depending on your product, your team experience can be great

      Cons

      - Tenured French Royalty: There are many individuals who exist in the organization for reasons beyond me - Competitiveness: When 'work is play', and 'play is work' its hard to draw the line. Also, your competition is always younger and hungrier for the low paying opportunity to work at a game studio. - Unlimited Time-off: Just provide normal vacation and sick days so people don't feel guilty for using them.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      AAA -at a price.

      19 May 2020 - Project Manager in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Gym, Located in the cultural hub, and one of the most historical cities in Canada.

      Cons

      There are some HR Talent Acquisition specialists who are very unprofessional. Taking things very personal in a business setting leading to toxic behaviour and interesting circumstances you may find yourself in. - French favouritism persists, sometimes its said to be equal opportunities for all, however if you do not speak french for a first language or its elementary then you will run into problems with managers and HR. - Relocation services - one of the most headache worthy experiences I have ever seen in a large studio. You may ask them a question regarding your move, and you won't hear back for 5+ days, and even then your question won't be answered. -Career path, be weary - if you aren't given an idea where you are headed in the interview, chances are you will be stuck in a stagnant job opportunity. This can reflect poorly on your experience for sure. - Bonuses: They allow for you to obtain them, however, sometimes the goals are very hard to achieve. - RRSP matching is up to 20%.. It seems good on paper, but be warned, if you are working here your pay will be lower (unless in the upper senior positions) which makes the want to contribute 20% pretty difficult to live off of especially in Montreal,QC where the taxes are greater than most provinces.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Dream place for expats

      2 Dec 2020 - Artist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      high salary for Caucasian males that can speak french

      Cons

      low salary for anyone not caucasian, lots of politics, gossip and power play.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      11 Oct 2020 - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment Opportunities to grow Nice teammates Good benefits

      Cons

      Still a family company, french and family taking the lead in all regions Some subsidiary HR disconnected from Global Micro management Decision based in bias not by using data Lack of diversity and inclusion

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great game developer in Quebec City

      12 Oct 2020 - Team Lead in Quebec, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing staff, great licenses, and closely-knit community

      Cons

      a lot of the internal conversations are in French

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