What are the best gaming studios to work for?

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Aug 18 31 Comments

Heard good things about Bungie and Epic Games -- are these stories true? Where else is good and why?

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  • Microsoft / Product iqur3
    Why do gaming pay so less? They have high margins
    Aug 19 3
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

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      uSko17more
      Sometimes they have high margins, and when they do, those margins are for a short time
      Aug 19
    • Riot Games SinOfGreed
      Gaming is generally alternating coast/burn cycles. Drop a new game/new feature? Big money for a month or so. You can't drop one every month though, so that money needs to tide you over for 3months or more.
      Aug 19
    • Because you're passionate to work for cool things. You don't need anything else.
      Aug 19
  • Riot Games SinOfGreed
    Riot Games is great, though I may be biased :P
    Aug 19 0
  • Microsoft gogolang
    Microsoft Games Studio. We pay you better.
    Aug 18 2
    • Apple lithiumbat
      Range?
      Aug 20
    • Microsoft ublaz
      Pay is good, bad place to be as a creative. Projects too weak compared to peers.
      Aug 21
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Roblox?
    Aug 18 0
  • Valve ShTW84
    Come to Valve, we do really cool stuff across a bunch of live products. Just look at DOTA2 and CSGO over the past 12 months, plus Underlords and a bunch of new games in the works. Lots of creative freedom and experimentation. Worst part of working here is “where’s HL3?” being commented on all your Blind posts.
    Aug 19 5
    • Twitch / Admin Ig739fje
      Valve is some magical company that is hard to get into though. You guys hardly hire, which is why revenue to employee ratio is super high. Nice to keep it that way though as once you onboard more than 400 employees, it's hard to maintain that vibe
      Aug 19
    • Valve ShTW84
      More hiring lately than in the past as we’ve (IMO) felt the pressure to ship more now than previously, so more people are putting time into reviewing resumes etc. We have a high bar but no quotas, so you don’t have to worry about “timing it right”.
      Aug 19
    • Apple lithiumbat
      Do you have any QA positions?
      Aug 20
    • Valve ShTW84
      Nope, no QA department, sorry.
      Aug 21
    • Apple lithiumbat
      No worries thanks anyway
      Aug 21
  • TripActions jaoaj728
    Blizzard, hands down, only good option
    Aug 18 4
    • Riot Games SinOfGreed
      Not anymore, sadly. It's no longer old school Blizzard but rather money-grubbing Activision. Steer clear.
      Aug 19
    • Twitch / Admin Ig739fje
      What a fucking joke. Blizzard sucks. Haven't shipped anything good in years, company is falling apart, all their good people are leaving. Heck, even their ceo left. Share price of atvi is in shambles. What's good about it? A crumbled legacy that it once built but left to die? Give it 5 more years, company will go under when their arrogance over takes them while they continue to fuck up.

      They're notoriously difficult to work with, super protective of their ip. Which is weird cause none of their ips are actually relevant anymore.

      What a fucking joke of a company
      Aug 19
    • Wizards of the Coast aaaabaa
      This was inevitable- "Activision blizzard" name was chosen to airbrush vivendi out of the picture but all the people who ran vivendi into the ground had executive positions in the merged studio
      Aug 19
    • Activision Blizzard / Design Metzen
      Damn you mad bro Twitch?
      Aug 23
  • Unity smQr11
    Bungie is nothing like the studio that released Halo 1-Reach. Haven't heard great things

    Blizzard also losing key talent - new projects are a joke. Ares team was onto something great but they killed it.

    Ubi is fine, seems to be getting better.

    Naughty Dog & Guerilla I still hear consistently good things about.

    There's a ton of options - but if you want AAA be prepared for 70 hour weeks at minimum.
    Aug 19 0
  • EA / Product player_1
    EA baby
    Aug 19 3
    • Riot Games SinOfGreed
      Haha no.
      Aug 20
    • Riot Games dixr62
      I’ve worked at both EA and Riot. I do like Riot better (which is why I’m here), but I loved working at EA, and would definitely work there again.
      Aug 20
    • @dixr62 - good to know. I’d like to give a shot .Can you refer me for 2 roles , that I’m interested in , at Riot ?
      Sep 3
  • MZ Noctis
    MZ for sure. We're in a better place now after we changed CEO
    Aug 19 2
    • Mz is a pretty awful place to work
      Sep 28
    • Amazon / Product ehensudie
      What’s it like after the change?
      Sep 30
  • Sony / Data
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    iXgsmgmore
    Naughty Dog would be my top pick from an outside perspective
    Sep 3 0
  • Zynga hmmpf
    Ubisoft is great! You just won’t get paid, but that’s gaming
    Aug 19 0
  • Facebook opissaying
    None. They pay very little.
    Aug 18 0

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