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  1. Hilfreich (3)

    „Not a fun place to make games.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    There are a lot great people at Ready at Dawn. Snacks and coffee are plentiful. They make really pretty looking games.

    Kontras

    There are also a lot of difficult people at Ready at Dawn that seems to take all the fun out of making games. There are folks there that have been there for 7-10 years and they don't have interest in collaborating with the new employees. Meetings are constant and overbearing and decisions aren't made quickly. This is why you see so many reviews here on long hours and crunch. They wait till the last minute to decide on something and we have to pay for it in long hours. I've worked at 5 gaming companies and this one was definitely the worst. While they came up with a cool game, it was shame how miserable the journey was.


  2. „Great work, but crunch is a thing”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - QA Tester in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - QA Tester in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Great people, great work! Loved working there, the culture was awesome, the environment and office was great. Everything was pretty much perfect when crunch wasn't happening.

    Kontras

    Crunch happened, like it does in any video game company unfortunately. I understand that it's a fact of life, but that doesn't make daily 12 hour days + weekends any more fun. They did compensate well with free food and overtime pay though, so that was nice.

  3. Hilfreich (1)

    „Great place to work!”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios

    Pros

    The Studio allows you to grow and try new roles and challenges over the years (I.E. wear multiple hats).
    Ready is filled with passionate and very smart/talented individuals.
    Primary focus is on making great games (not a ton of drama).
    Many lessons were learned after the Order (Going from PSP to the PS4 was a harsh transition). Pod structures are now formed with directors just providing guidance which allows team members to have a greater sense of ownership. That combined with new blood has allowed RAD to become a better place. It is still a place I'm proud to work at.
    Work in VR where you can't (and should not) take player control away, has helped prioritize player agency.
    Improved transparency on where the company is going and what managements thoughts/plans are.
    Culture club, Coffee club, MTG league, can play computer games at your desk (after hours/lunch), and beer Fridays.
    Great people and friends who all love games.
    Stability.
    Leading the charge in VR games.
    Serious about making and shipping great games.
    Strive and push to make AAA games.
    Swords earned at 10 years.

    Kontras

    Crunch and overtime still happen more than it should, but most of the time it can be minimized if you prioritize a work/life balance. It's also better than it used to be, many years ago.
    Directors often get attached to a concept/idea too early and stay fixated to it for too long (while it is still a con, I feel like they are getting better at listening to non-director feedback).
    Design team has been understaffed over the years but it seems like that is improving.
    Reviews and promotions are often very late or delayed.

    Rat an das Management

    Continue to strive to improve communications. Make sure to solicit non-director feedback as often as possible. Try not to get too attached to ideas too early.


  4. Hilfreich (14)

    „...you will learn a valuable lesson here!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    ... Great studio for entry-level/go-getter type people. The studio facility is great, with wide open floors and natural sunlight. There are a few very talented people around in tech and art (they are getting less these days, though).The studio space is fairly new (2 yrs) and most of the tech and furniture setup are brand new with a smooth European-designed look. Management has a high bar for aesthetics and company presentation.

    Kontras

    They told the team to write positive reviews on Glassdoor, which should tell you a lot about the type of mentality coming from upper management. The studio is poised filled with dishonesty and has a heavy testosterone driving work culture. Best ideas always win? Unfortunately that's not the case here. During The Order 1886 the core team didn't want any team members to bring in ideas to the IP and its ongoing development. Directors were (and still are today) out of sync with each other lacking a true vision for their current games and the broader future of the studio. Leads are filled with arrogance (since both owners are super-rich and like to show it) and mainly stick around because they have weird personalities incompatible with other dev. teams. One of the owner wears many hats (CEO, Creative Director, HR) which makes it impossible to understand a clear direction for the games developed there. The actual CEO (off-site) is never at the studio and only shows up at Christmas parties! Review and performance cycles for employees are missed and or delayed most of the time.

    Rat an das Management

    You're not as big of a dev. studio as you would like to be ... Your egos are in the way! Calm down, focus on the people you work with and value their input and ideas... Rethink your company philosophy! You make game not because you like to play games that your passionate about, but because you want to make money! Oh, and please realize that not everything your Art and Design Director is telling you is gold! Generally, improve leadership and mentoring among directors and leads if you want to keep good people around that can produce great games for you...


  5. Hilfreich (13)

    „on of the worst”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Clean studio, good kitchen, Irvine is a clean area

    Kontras

    no respect for their employees, they are so rude and they really don't value their employees as humans, you are just a part of their business.

    Rat an das Management

    stop abusing artists and engineering


  6. Hilfreich (6)

    „Talented and motivated team dedicated to making great games.”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Technical Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Technical Artist in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    I'm always motivated to do my best because I trust everyone else is as well. It's evident through daily updates and day to day production conversation.
    Most of the production staff have their eyes set on making great games and not just benefiting themselves.

    Kontras

    It seems that management leans on beaurocracy more times than not. With the amount of time, effort and energy spent on making games collaboratively (most work long past the mandated core hours) the studio seems to lack trust with it's employees.

    Rat an das Management

    Trust your employees and put more effort into showing more appreciation for the hard, dedicated work that is put forth by your very talented staff.


  7. Hilfreich (14)

    „Meh”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios gearbeitet

    Pros

    Good location. Nice office. Good equipment and tech

    Kontras

    It was entertaining to read the positive reviews on this page. Some are so formal, it almost seems like it was written by the management. Hmmmmm…. If they were, you'd think they would have better things to do than care about some Glassdoor reviews. Anyways, there were some ridiculous, unrealistic expectations from the company, while not meeting many of their own promises. Layoffs and firings seem to come suddenly. Maybe these are rantings of a disgruntled employee. maybe not.

    Rat an das Management

    Don't care about them enough to give advice.

  8. Hilfreich (17)

    „Poor leadership and low morale, don't believe the fake positive reviews”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - 3D Artist
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - 3D Artist
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    Pros

    They have good tech. Their developer tools and pipeline workflow is maintained. Good health care plan.

    Kontras

    After a lot of talented developers left the company after The Order tanked, a flood of bad reviews came out that accurately described the problems that still plague the company today. To any prospective employee, I would read those first before committing to this company. When those reviews came out, the employees were told to go and write good reviews for glassdoor. So I wouldn't trust any of the glowing the reviews that are published on this website.

    Also the leadership and vision is terrible. Negative criticism on people's work is prevalent

    Rat an das Management

    Acknowledge that you have real flaws and implement leadership training to all leads and directors to improve their social and communication skills.


  9. Hilfreich (4)

    „Great company with great people!”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Pros

    One of my favorite parts of working for ready at dawn is that the upper management give me the ability to be as creative as I want with regards to how I get my job done. I 'm not told how to do my job as long as I produce. Giving me that freedom has allowed me to develop in ways I wouldn't have otherwise and this in turn has helped me to learn new tech as well as given me a great deal of pride in the stuff I do.
    As a whole the rank and file programmers and artists are not only extremely talented but also very supportive. A huge part of what gets me going in the morning is looking forward to working the staff at RaD. It's an amazing team to work with.

    Kontras

    Ready at Dawn is a gaming studio so it shares are the standard downsides of working for any gaming studio specifically long hours. Beyond that, my only criticism is that RaD is still trying to figure out how to be a larger studio while maintaining a small studio mindset. In general having a small studio mentality is a great thing, but sometimes that bleeds into seemingly inconsistent managerial policies and practices.

    Rat an das Management

    Like I stated in my con's list above consistency is important to me with regards to managerial policies. And whether or not the policies have stayed the same or not the perception is not there.


  10. Hilfreich (14)

    „I'm proud to work here.”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Ready At Dawn Studios

    Pros

    1. Great tools and tech for artists.
    2. Crazy talented co-workers
    3. A never ending snack bar (this could be a con if you have no will power)
    4. "Culture club" nerdy title but it's successful. From Ultimate Frisbee to Movie nights things are always happening.
    5. I've got a great lead and work in a department that collaborates very well.
    6. All the full time benefits you would expect, plus birthday's off, Christmas Holiday break, etc.

    I've read the other glassdoor reviews and it's disappointing. Glassdoor's overall number doesn't reflect what we're doing here. Maybe I'm biased, but as someone that's been here for years... I'm happy here, and I believe people would love working here.

    Kontras

    1. Glassdoor says I’m slightly underpaid (but that could also be from my terrible negotiating skills)
    2. Bottlenecks in the pipeline. At times it's harder than it should be to push assets through.
    3. A never ending snack bar (this could be a pro if you have will power)

    Overall, most game companies have the same cons. If I had a long list of cons to write out I wouldn't still be here.

    Rat an das Management

    Continue to take in feedback and suggestions. Nice to see post mortem concerns actually addressed and improved.

    Antwort von Ready At Dawn Studios

    6. Jan 2016 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Ready At Dawn. I am really glad that you feel good about what we are doing at our company. We can always be better, but it is good to know... Mehr