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  1. « Great Company »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)

    J'ai travaillé chez Naughty Dog à temps plein (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    Great people, great projects, passionate team

    Inconvénients

    Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch


  2. « Top Developer »

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    Je travaille chez Naughty Dog à plein temps

    Avantages

    Very talented first party developer

    Inconvénients

    Some times the crunch are necessary.

    Conseils à la direction

    Keep going forward

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    « World's top 1st party developer »

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    Je travaille chez Naughty Dog à plein temps (Plus de 8 ans)

    Avantages

    * top quality games
    * focus on storytelling
    * one of the best animation teams in the world
    * best place for ambitious devs

    Inconvénients

    Santa Monica is very expensive.


  4. Utile (13)

    « The snake of the games industry »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
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    J'ai travaillé chez Naughty Dog à temps plein (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    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.

    Inconvénients

    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.

    Conseils à la direction

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


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    « Great, Cool, Hip, Rad, Lads »

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    Avantages

    Great lads at this joint

    Inconvénients

    Too much good food I put on some pounds


  6. Utile (4)

    « Very talented team. Amazing tools. Treated well. »

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    Employé actuel - Senior Animator - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Senior Animator - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez Naughty Dog à plein temps (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    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.

    Inconvénients

    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.


  7. Utile (13)

    « Great place to work if you manage yourself well! »

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    Employé actuel - Environment Artist - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez Naughty Dog à plein temps (Plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    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.

    Inconvénients

    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.

    Conseils à la direction

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

  8. « Decent place to work »

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    Ancien employé - Animator
    Ancien employé - Animator
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    Point de vue neutre
    Aucune opinion sur le PDG

    J'ai travaillé chez Naughty Dog à temps plein (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Great people, insane amount of talent.

    Inconvénients

    Can earn more money elsewhere.


  9. Utile (3)

    « A place that takes employee concerns seriously »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
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    Je travaille chez Naughty Dog à plein temps

    Avantages

    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.

    Inconvénients

    Difficult crunch situations about once every year and a half

    Conseils à la direction

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


  10. « Contractor »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Santa Monica, CA (États-Unis)
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    J'ai travaillé chez Naughty Dog à temps plein (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

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

    Inconvénients

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