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Network Administrator (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC25 May 2019
Great Company Culture Welcoming & Motivated Atmosphere
GNS TEAM AMAZING.
Relaxing working environment. Nice people
People, managers, public presentations, social committee, relax vibe and location
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2.0
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A move I soon regretted
Artist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 May 2019
Joined as an Artist and Animator, During the hiring process I was made promises about advancement, promotion and raises/bonuses. Absolutely none of this came to be.
After 9 hours of work my team was constantly made to feel guilty that we weren't staying late to make up for poor management of our titles.
I learned nothing new at Gameloft, I was made to feel as I should be a worker and a teacher.
If fruit, ping pong and low pay for the amount of work you are doing are your thing it may be alright for you.
Management is quite frankly a mess with lower level managers mistreating their workers in the hope of advancement.
Best part of my day was when I moved on.
Pros
You can quit.
Cons
low pay, micromanagement, long hours, guilt trips.
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4.0
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Good place to work
Producer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC19 October 2018
Nice environment
Never Boring
Good Benefits and salary
Management could be complexe at time, but overall ok.
French company, have to adapt to French management
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3.0
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Fun workplace, incredible talents, poor management
Analyste technique de jeux (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC21 September 2018
The people there are amazing, all very skillful. Environment was fun and working there was amazing. The main problem was the management who know nothing about game creation.
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3.0
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it's not a bad place to work.
Online Technical QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 August 2018
personally it takes too long to move up, so if you're ambitious it'll slow progress down.
it does provide comfort, it's really cushy and has a family feeling.
coming from the bottom of the barrel, and moving between departments there are different micro climates of comfort.
it's diverse, and the croissants, beer fridays and other social comittee aspects are great.
mind you, working in software and coming back to videogames... it felt like a downgrade.
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Good place to start
Programmer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 January 2018
Day to day you work on assigned tasks and have daily scrums which are divided by feature for speed and relevance.

During my time at Gameloft I was able to learn a wide variety of skills from Gameloft specific APIs to Networking. Teams are often small enough that you will have your hand in everything at some point.

Management is not very good, typically due to external management micromanaging everything.

Advancement within the company is typically hard and sometimes without a pay raise.

Avoid Gameloft if you do not want to make 'clone' games. Majority of Gameloft releases are clones of other successful games (as you can see from the app store and their release history). Very few original and creative IPs are released
Pros
Fresh fruit, flex start hours, entertainment room (ping pong, foosball, game consoles), easily accessible by TTC and GO
Cons
salary not competitive and quite low, 9 hour work day, food in the area is expensive if you don't bring breakfast/lunch, parking fills up fast after 9am
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Too much pressure.
Designer (Former Employee) –  Paris7 November 2017
You wake up at 6, go to gl at 7:30 then you get to sit at your cabin, you think this is peaceful, then you get told to work on making a bad game. The only good thing they ever made was NOVA 3.
Pros
Really cool teammates
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Has a bright(er) future
Game Designer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 October 2017
The key to this company is the big lack in the upper management, which in turn leads to a close knit workfoce and rallies against this upper management rather than picking on each others.

The problematic mainly comes from the fact that the company grew too fast, and those at the top have been there only because they were there at the beginning, leading to rampant micromanagement, blanket desisions, and politics.

Now. the company's been acquired, leading to the former heads being replaced. However, the culture is still there and will only change slowly.

The perks are what you'd expect from a big game company but the salary is rather low, and they tend to hire mostly juniors. This leads to seniors quitting and a high turnover rate. In turn leading to low quality tools, products and procedures.

It's a good place to start, but don't stay there. You won't learn that much.
Pros
The usual perks, fun people to work with.
Cons
Not much to learn.
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4.0
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Proactive and fun workplace with videogames and pingpong tables
Game Developer (Former Employee) –  British Columbia23 May 2017
Enjoyable and fun but also very productive place to work, about 9 or 10 working hours per day, and the salary was very low, $720 CAD per month approximately.
Pros
excellent environment
Cons
not good salary
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Great to start a career in games
Network Programmer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC13 March 2017
Great place to start your career in games.
Need to improve on onboarding new employees .
Be open to new technologies and potentials like console games
Pros
Perks
Cons
Long hours
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Terrible management
Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 February 2017
Management is the worst part of the company. They lie. I am disappointed in the company over all. Everything they told me that would happen with the role is not happening.
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4.0
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Emploi dynamique et hors du commun
Accountant Technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 January 2017
Ambiance décontractée et tâches variées. Beaucoup de travail à l'ordinateur, horaires moyennement flexibles, repas compris lors des over-times
Pros
Ambiance de travail
Cons
Contrat durée déterminée
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5.0
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Production and fun place to work
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Mexicali, B.C.18 October 2016
It's like having a second home.
everyday you arrive at your friend's place to work with them and have some fun while working and sharing a professional bond.
Pros
Lots of fun to work in
Cons
Deadlines
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5.0
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Environnement tres agreable
Coordonnatrice paie (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC26 June 2016
Belle dynamique d'entreprise
Aire ouverte
Tres jeune
a l'affut de la technologie
Pros
Mercredi fruit a volonte espace de travail
Cons
aucun
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4.0
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Nice company to work for with ups and downs
GNS (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC12 January 2016
I work for GNS which is a team of professionals from all around the world.You can start anywhere between 7am and 10am and take long pause at lunch time. The building has been only renovated so it is very nice inside. 3 weeks vacation and 5 sick days !

On the other side if you stay with this company you may be stuck for a long time as it doesn't invest into knowledge too much. You may find yourself working with technologies that are not asked on the market. The management is ok, as everywhere else , doesn't care too much. Office culture is invisible. You find your guys and that is it. The people who fail doing that will come, work and leave for home, like some robots.
Pros
free fruits, water and heating
Cons
no work culture and no opportunities to grow/advance
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4.0
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Ambiente profesional y distendido
Traductor inglés-español, español-inglés (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 October 2014
Compañía profesional que otorga a sus empleados un grado alto de flexibilidad e independencia en el trabajo.
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Environnement agréable
Testeur son (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 September 2014
Je crois que le plus gros atout de gameloft est la liberté des horaires. Chaque employés à le choix d'arriver à n'importe quelle heure entre 7h et 10h le matin et je crois que sa aide les gens a être plus relax et d'apprécié encore plus leurs travail.
Pros
beaucoup de concours
Cons
L'attente pour les augmentation est énorme.
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Gameloft Montreal
Security Manager/Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 June 2014
Very dynamic and fast paced environment.

- a typical day at work, time passes very fast
- a lot of opportunities and great vacation benefits
- management is very demanding
- co-workers are friendly
- the hardest part of the job is meeting tight deadlines
- the most enjoyable part of the job is the company's social activities
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