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  1. "The snake of the games industry"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    You'll be working on some of the best games in the industry, surrounded by some of the most talented, passionate people. You'll be sheltered from external pressure of publishers and have an unlimited budget as Sony's golden goose.

    Working here will open many doors for you.

    Minpunten

    Roughly every 5 years, the studio sheds its skin. You'll see developers leaving in droves, then the cycle will repeat as the new hires roll in.

    For a long time, you'll think this is the best job in games. You'll have likely spent years trying to get here and for the first few years, it delivers. You'll see people leave and go elsewhere and you'll think to yourself 'That's a strange move. Why would they ever leave here?' Then, a few years later, the truth will start to reveal itself.

    The signs will be subtle at first, but you'll be drinking the Kool-aid. Even though the head of the studio says 'it's not possible to make a game with this quality without crunch', it won't alarm you since you're sure that's what it takes. The money's still good, the people are still good.

    Whatever, you'll probably have some of the best years of games industry experience in your life here. Then you'll realize the studio has no interest in your personal development or well-being. It only cares about making The Next Big Thing and it'll do it whatever it takes.

    It might not be any one particular thing that moves you on, but once you make the decision, you won't look back.

    Work here. Enjoy it. Just don't go in expecting to be here forever. It's not the dream you think it is.

    Advies aan management

    Attend some management training. Send your directors and leads on management training.


  2. "Great, Cool, Hip, Rad, Lads"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Pluspunten

    Great lads at this joint

    Minpunten

    Too much good food I put on some pounds

  3. Nuttig (2)

    "Very talented team. Amazing tools. Treated well."

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Senior Animator in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Senior Animator in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    There is something special about being surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry. I love getting to work on a product I’m truly proud of.

    Minpunten

    The hours have can be long towards the end of the project though they are very generous with PTO. It’s also more of a culture of perfectionism than something that feels demanded.


  4. Nuttig (10)

    "Great place to work if you manage yourself well!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Environment Artist in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Environment Artist in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Good pay and great bonuses if you work here full time for more than a year! You get to work with the most amazing talent in the industry. I feel very comfortable working here, people are nice and welcoming, even when you get constructive criticism you can tell its all for the good of the game and not personal. Not that much backstabbing drama and fear as other places. Lots of PTO days and Sony discounts are cool too.

    Minpunten

    The only downside is the crunch is brutal most of the time, although they realize it and they are trying harder to fix it, which is nice. Lots of late hours and there's some pressure to stay late even though they can't exactly order you to stay late or come in on the weekend because that would be... maybe illegal for salaried employees and not only that it would be super lame and people would say eff that. Its all about getting your work done though, if you work super hard and you do all your stuff you can just leave whatever time you want as long as you're sure your work is getting done. Some people chat all day and night and stay late so it might look like they are working hard because they stay super late but it's their work that really shows whats going on and I think people can see that. But overall I think some crunch is okay considering they make it pretty easy on you the other times.

    Advies aan management

    Keep up the work getting things set up to minimize crunch and to have generally smoother schedules.


  5. "Decent place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Animator
    Voormalige werknemer - Animator
    Aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Geen mening over Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Great people, insane amount of talent.

    Minpunten

    Can earn more money elsewhere.


  6. Nuttig (3)

    "A place that takes employee concerns seriously"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Naughty Dog

    Pluspunten

    Being associated with incredibly high quality and critically acclaimed games
    Company works with people with their life situations, and tries to be as understanding as possible of difficult circumstances.

    Minpunten

    Difficult crunch situations about once every year and a half

    Advies aan management

    Quality will always require hard work, but with diligence maybe that hard work can be spread around more.


  7. "Contractor"

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    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    seriously talented veterans , The studio has a great work environment and lots of opportunities to learn from co-workers.

    Minpunten

    On Contract and not yet knowing if you may be offered a Permanent Full-Time position.

  8. Nuttig (1)

    "Amazing studio to work for"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Artist in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Artist in Santa Monica, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Naughty Dog (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Creative input, freedom, and world class artist to work with. It's a top notch company that cares for it's people and truly wants to make the best games out there!

    Minpunten

    Crunch can be brutal at times, and Santa Monica is a crazy expensive place to live. Salary is average, not fantastic but not bad.

    Advies aan management

    Keep it up! It's a great place to work and it's important to keep that passion and drive going


  9. "really nice"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer

    Ik heb gewerkt bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    very innovative and nice place, reallly enjoyed working and was really fun

    Minpunten

    very cliquey place to work in. overall a good place to work in and enjoyed staying there despite this.


  10. "Work is life"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Los Angeles, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Los Angeles, CA (Verenigde Staten)

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Naughty Dog (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Work on amazing games with great people

    Minpunten

    Insane crunch hours, little to no recognition or acknowledgment

    Advies aan management

    Positive reinforcement works


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