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Good/Bad Experience depending the team
Applications Administrator Linux (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 October 2019
It's definitely a startup job for young people who don't have a lot of years of experience, because you will be learn a lot but could be a nightmare always depending your team mates.
Pros
Nice benefits
Cons
Low salaries regarding the actual market
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4.0
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Great coworkers, not so great management
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC17 April 2019
Very flexible schedule, you choose what days you want to work and they give you shifts accordingly. Easy to give away or take shifts. Shifts, however, are really short: 4hrs.
Pros
Sometimes free food
Cons
Short shifts
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5.0
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productive and fun work place
game tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal-Est, QC21 August 2018
great atmosphere. All the people that work there are nice and work hard. great environment. the location is quite ideal with food and entertainment being in a very lively neighborhood. the short time being there left me with good times.
Pros
free lunchers, snacks
Cons
N/a
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5.0
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Good and stable
Audio designer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 November 2017
Good place to work. Very good job security. Good general vibe. It's video games so crunch time is often taken for granted. But you can make your way through and evolve a lot
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5.0
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Fantastic!!
TEXTURE ARTIST (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC1 August 2017
Absolutely amazing place to work. Great people. Excellent perks. Fantastic salary and room for advancement. Autonomy and teamwork. Interesting city and culture. Awesome work environment and office space(s).
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my heaven
Linguistic Tester and QA Tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 March 2016
this job was amazing not long but ıt was heaven ubısoft is all gamers wants to work so ı learned fırst disipline ruby qa standart console games
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4.0
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Nice culture and work environment
IT Production Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC19 July 2015
Even though the salary is not the absolute best, Ubisoft compensate with a fair work/life balance and employee on site benefits (Gym, on site medical clinic, massage, etc).

The general ambiance is surprisingly casual for a company that size (~2500 in Montreal)
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Filthy, loud, unbalanced working schedules and responsibilities
Data Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC24 September 2014
The company has a great benefits package and treats its employees very well. The problem is everything else below this. The building is old and absolutely filthy, the workload is completely unbalanced from job title to job title, and management is often completely clueless. I really did not enjoy my time at this company, but not because of the company, but the people employed by them, and the conditions of the working environment.
Pros
Freedom, great benefits
Cons
Filthy, loud, distracting environment
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Gaming for a salary... on contract.
Video Game Tester (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC22 September 2014
Working for Ubisoft has always been a dream of mine, and I got to be a part of that dream for a short while. We were QA testing games such as Assassin's Creed 1 and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja (an XBox360 exclusive).

Though everything was contract work, I would gladly work there again.
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A great experience
Tool Support specialist (Former Employee) –  Québec, QC5 August 2014
Its the gaming industry!

Job security is fleeting at best but youhave to love the poeple you work with and the work.
Pros
Tons of benefits and great poeple to work with
Cons
Extreme long hours
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4.0
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Friendly coworkers and no risk of layoffs
Part of the production (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2013
There are two big advantages to working at Ubisoft. First, they hire more friendly people than the other studios I worked at in the past. Second, they haven't done any layoffs. Their plan is actually to keep expanding.

The downside of working here is the salary. It's 15-30% below what you can get elsewhere. Ubisoft has been lucky in the last 4 years, feeling no pressure to raise salaries. This is because Toronto doesn't have much of a game development industry. There is a single other studio around the city, which is Rockstar. So, no competition for talent.

The other downside is that you likely will feel like a pawn at some point here. This is to be expected, as most teams are above 200 people. If you think that's a lot, in Montreal, some teams peek at 900 people. There has to be some advantages to working at small companies right? Another reason you may feel like a pawn is that even if the Toronto studio had good intentions for its people, many of us got shuffled and moved to new roles and projects due to another studio's needs. So, you may be excited about your current project and giving it all you got, and suddenly, a directive from Montreal demands that you help them with a struggling project. This should not come as a surprise as the industry is highly risky and a large company must do what is best for itself as a whole. Also note that this could only be temporary.

Back to talking about the positives, this is a place where you will never feel like you risk of being let go due to company finances. The proof is that the company hasn't been profitable lately (public
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Pros
No layoffs in the history of Ubisoft Toronto
Cons
The pay is 15-30% below what many other studios offer
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A long and healthy relationship
Artiste multimédia et réalisateur (Former Employee) –  montreal1 November 2012
When put in context of the capitalistic society in which we live and by taking into account all of the pros and cons that go with it, Ubisoft is one of those great machines of production. It drives the local economy and would have those who dedicate their lives for the enterprise to share the wealth.
Apart from the often stressful deadlines and long hours, the company and most of its people come together and create a unique atmosphere of friendship.
Pros
good pay, great benefits, amazing parties
Cons
noisy
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