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game tester
Remote QA Tester (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 December 2017
If you love video games than this a good place to start. You get paid to test upcoming video games, many are AAA titles. It's mostly a contact job so it's really flexible to your schedule.
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Just an entry job
Tester (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 August 2017
Not somewhere you want to be for over 2 years. Feels like highschool. Management does not care about you. There are better opportunities elsewhere in this field.
Pros
Gaming
Cons
Everything else
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Fun place to work, not stable
LGO Customer Support (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 August 2017
The benefits are good, but they are not expecting you to stay the three months so you wont get them. Its a fun, relaxed environment, people are very friendly. The salary is okay. Really hard to move up in the company.
Pros
free coffee
Cons
no job stability
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Good starting place for people without experience
Qa Tester (Former Employee) –  Burnaby,BC6 June 2017
A typical day at work consists of repetitve tasks from 9-5. Depending on which position you start there isnt any benefits unless you pay for them.At the site I was at, the only way to get benefits was to ask for deductions from weekly pay. Missing out on the first month of not accepting the benefit, you lose dental plus the gym membership isnt free.There isn't much freedom to working here either daily work hours are 7.5 and lunch isn't paid.
Pros
Free lunch during ot's that last more than a couple hours, little to no experience needed, free food and drinks friday afternoon
Cons
Management talks behind your back a lot, non included in work events, no job security, very small chance of moving up, ego tripping people are in power
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Productive and fun workplace for people with no experience
Live Game Operation Agent (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC21 November 2016
Easy job for people with no experience.
Pays low. Temporary job.
It is a fun job. Customer support for video games.
The staff and colleagues are very nice and helpful.
I do not regret my time there!
Pros
Fun environment and staff
Cons
Low salary
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good starting position, too many issues high turnover.
Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 September 2016
failed to set proper expectations,causing a high labor turnover and causing clients to feel nervous, overall the positions led to a full time position with the client, so I was satisfied with the end results.
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Serious leadership issues, leaking HR
QA Tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 September 2016
I worked at VMC Game Labs full-time more than a year. The most horrible experience ever...

- Minimal salary, shameless favoritism, no benefits (they will force you to pay Manulife insurance from your own pocket),

- One of the leads was unable to handle a conflict situation in the team - as a result one of the employee was hospitalized right from the working place with an occupational burnout.

- HR is a center of rumors, multiply cases of violations of their own internal VOLT policies.
Pros
Easy job, a lot of testers just literally do nothing
Cons
Unprofessional emotionally unstable leads, favoritism, minimal salary
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Laid back work environment, but not much growth
Support Agent (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC5 March 2016
Working at VMC is a good gig temporarily, but no place to plan a career. It's a good entry level job that will give you the experience you need to move on to bigger and better things. The work environment is relaxed and people are easy to get along with. Management is almost never around, I've been there for two years and never even met some of them.
Pros
Young developing company, flexible hours, relaxed workplace
Cons
extra contributions go unnoticed, management has little to no visibility on what goes on, only care about performance metrics, little to no benefits, low pay, rare pay raises, annual review
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A dead end job with no realistic expectation of advancement
Direct Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC24 February 2016
This was a dead end job in the middle of downtown, with zero actual possibility of advancement and job security. The pay was very poor by industry standards.
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Fun Workplace with team outings.
Quality Assurance Video Game Tester (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC3 February 2016
Overall I really enjoy working at VMC. The people are young, but very nice, and there's the opportunity to test all kinds of video games. It has an open office atmosphere.

Works hours vary from 7am - 3 or 3:30 pm, 9-5 or overnight shifts depending on the job you have.

The most enjoyable part about this job is how much fun it can be.

The least enjoyable part is that you're hired on a contract basis. Projects can last anywhere from a few months to a year (maybe more for bigger titles), and the quality of your work, you being constantly being evaluated determines if you'll remain on a team or put on call or fired.

Bonus:
• Full health benefits upon hire
• Better than Babel because once you're on a project you stay there until it ends (they don't email you your schedule nightly)
Pros
Testing AAA titles and having fun, full health benefits
Cons
Contract work - unstable, not permanent, could be laid off any time
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Flexible time
Localization Tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 January 2016
you are able to work with people from all of the word. Colleagues are nice and willing to help.
Bad management and your working time is not promising. Sometimes you will not have work in a week.
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No Promises
QA Tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC1 November 2015
You will never have many guarantees at all out of this job:
Contracts often run month to month. Even if you somehow achieve permanence: The benefits package is over-priced and almost worthless to take up. The company will be making two to three times as much money off your services while refusing to offer much more than a dollar above minimum wage. Companies like these cheapen the market for young workers entirely, and often become traps with their false promise of new opportunities. Fully expect to see the company fire all employees in a single day simply to force a re-signing of new and less friendly contracts.
Pros
You meet interesting friends
Cons
Even the coffee costs money, and it's terrible coffee.
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Gamelabs company offering testing game with different consoles
Quality Assurance Tester (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 October 2015
There is a lot of shifts offered by this company and a lot of employees as well.
I learned how to test a game in a proper ways.
My co-workers here are supporting each others because mostly here I work in a team-based.
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People are great but no advancement opportunities
LGO- Live Game Operation (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 September 2015
My coworker and some of the managers are great to work with. Unfortunately as a Language Live Game Operation, there are no advancement opportunities.
Too much red tape and politics, but this is expected of a vendor company for a much larger and profitable one. The most enjoyable part of the job is working alongside my colleagues. The office is getting crowded as the launch of a new product is coming.
Pros
Free videogames
Cons
No advancement, office politics
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