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Dovetail Games Overview

Chatham, England
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Dovetail Games Reviews

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    "Great company, great location, great people"

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    Current Employee - Artist Level I in Chatham, England
    Current Employee - Artist Level I in Chatham, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dovetail Games full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - As an Artist in the Environment team, you get to work on a variety of different real world locations. The company releases new DLC frequently and there's a lot of fresh work to be done, so things are always interesting.

    - Very unique location in the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, surrounded by old warships, a submarine, film studios etc. The building itself is impressive and the facilities are modern but also have that "Victorian" feel.

    - Great work-life balance, normal and flexible working hours.

    - Great people, casual atmosphere, many fun company events.

    Cons

    - The frequency of releases also means that sometimes work needs to be done at a very speedy pace, which is not always ideal.

    - The surrounding town of Medway is not the most exciting place - it does have some good areas, but rents are generally high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in R&D and technologies such as procedural generation, to make it easier to deliver high quality content in short periods of time.

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Dovetail Games Interviews

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    UI/User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Dovetail Games.

    Interview

    I initially applied through their site on the 25th of September and was contacted a whole month later on the 23rd of October regarding a Skype interview scheduled for the next day at 09:30. I responded confirming my availability and if the call would be video or not, just to know what to expected, and I never heard. That interview never happened, as I was forgotten about.

    I contacted them and another interview was scheduled for the following week. That interview went ahead as scheduled, and I felt it went extremely well.

    However I was denied an offer based off of my experience, which I don't understand as my CV lists all my experience, and am unsure as to why I was offered an interview if it was going to come down to information they didn't need to interview me to know. After almost 2 months, I felt like my time had be wasted.

    They invited me down to a recruitment day, but I can't afford that kind of travel, especially if coming down wouldn't really change anything as they weren't looking to hire for a role I could fill, and my experience would keep me locked out.

    I'm fairly sure if I hadn't got in contact about being forgotten I would have never had an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Games?   1 Answer
    • Whats more important? UI or UX? Or do they need each other?   1 Answer
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Dovetail Games Awards & Accolades

  • Healthy Workplace Award, Medway Business Awards, 2014
  • Overall Winner, Medway Business Awards, 2014
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