Good starting point, but low opportunity for advancement.
Development Support (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 28 February 2018
VMC is a great place to work for the first year and a bit. But once you adjust to the mentality of a large number of your coworkers, you'll quickly realize that this is a place where people will often get stuck.
Though it's very easy to get into this company, it is extremely difficult to advance within. A lot of the time, promotions are given to friends of leadership, causing a huge conflict of interest issue to ripple throughout any application process. The incredibly low salary that the majority of the workforce here earns makes a promotion seem worthless. Sure, you'll get promoted and have a lot more responsibilities, but is it really worth the 50 cent raise the company is willing to give you?
All-in-all, it's a good place to start and get your foot in the door, but don't get trapped. Get out as soon as you have the option to.
Like-minded coworkers, relaxed environment
Extremely low wages, difficult to advance, higher-ups don't seem to care about any issues occurring within teams
I worked there shortly, and right before christmas break I was chosen to work on a project so I could make extra money over christmas break, first day in I am called to the HR office and laid off due to cut backs.
LGO Customer Support (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 9 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.
Qa Tester (Former Employee) – Burnaby,BC – 6 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.
Free lunch during ot's that last more than a couple hours, little to no experience needed, free food and drinks friday afternoon
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
good starting position, too many issues high turnover.
Team Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 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.
Support Agent (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 5 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.
Young developing company, flexible hours, relaxed workplace
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
Quality Assurance Video Game Tester (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 3 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)
Testing AAA titles and having fun, full health benefits
Contract work - unstable, not permanent, could be laid off any time
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.
You meet interesting friends
Even the coffee costs money, and it's terrible coffee.
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.
LGO- Live Game Operation (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 14 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.