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Quintessential work hard; play hard environment

Typical game dev environment with flexible work hours, but you are expected to put in around 10-11 hours of work a day.Great place to launch your career, but promotions and compensation adjustments do not reflect rising cost of living in Toronto.For a "fun" work environment, the company is very much bogged down by bureaucracy.Workplace culture is extremely cliquish and juvenile, common in many "young" companies. Benefits are not as appealing as other tech companies in the city. The hardest part of the job is separating work-life and personal life, as most of your colleagues will not hesitate to respond to an email after hours or during weekends. Not doing so will reflect badly on your performance. Also, difficult to move up the ladder if you do not speak French.The most enjoyable part of the job is working on a globally recognized brand and interesting product.

Pros

Interesting projects, cutting edge technology, collaborative atmosphere

Cons

Long hours, slightly discriminatory towards anglophones, corporate red tape, juvenile work culture, lack of benefits, non-responsive HR, unfriendly IT department

Ratings by category

2.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Overall rating

Based on 305 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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