CD PROJEKT RED Reviews

Updated 1 Jun 2020

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3.6
64%
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CD PROJEKT RED Managing Director  Adam Badowski
Adam Badowski
32 Ratings
  1. "Small payment, but awesome people"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, challenging projects, a lot of opportunities to grow and learn, amazing benefits, tasty canteen and kitchens to cook your own meal from scratch at work. I loved working there on a daily basis.

    Cons

    embarrassingly low payment and in spite of growing and learning - nearly no way to being promoted, royal cour like management. The owners treat the company as a machine to earn money, and do not see employees as people but more like data in the table.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not great, not bad"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -paid overtime (150%standard wages per hour Mon-Fri, 200% on weekends) - good HR support -cheap cantine, lots of veg options -yearly bonus based on workers performance -monthly performance reports (can be a con for some individuals)

    Cons

    - amount of overtime - bad production departments -switching between projects/departments can be hard

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in Warsaw
    Recommends

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -many talented and friendly people - overtime paid - social activities

    Cons

    - poor middle management - many decision changes in the middle of work

  4. "good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Programmer in Bukowno Warszawa

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    good to reach out many players

    Cons

    difficult life work balance as all in game companies

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great place with great creative people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Video Editor 

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time

    Pros

    Creative people and enviroment to work

    Cons

    Living in Poland is not exactly easy, language, weather, etc

  6. Helpful (2)

    "I had a good time"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environment Artist in Kraków
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible talented and fun team to work with!

    Cons

    Salary and work life balance

  7. Helpful (2)

    "3.6 roentgen, not great, not terrible"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Projects, coworkers, learning opportunity, facilities,

    Cons

    Pay, management, rating system, progression , bonus allocation

  8. Helpful (23)

    "Arguably THE BEST AAA Game Dev Studio atm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined CDP few months before E3 2019, before I worked at a several AAA game development studios in North America and Europe. I was there for a crunch period before the show, getting the demo ready. Anyways, the pros: -You got to work on the most anticipated game -There is some really advanced tech under the hood to work on -People are MUCH more motivated than at my previous jobs -26 days of paid vacations + paid sick leave -Paid overtimes: 150% during weekdays, 200% on weekends. I've never seen anything like that in North America - you get 100%, in best case, or it's "but you're getting bonus/some random time-off". Here you get a fair pay AND a bonus. -Overtimes are optional: we had a meeting with a producer, who reiterated, that though they'd appreciate if we help, they don't want us to get tired and overworked. Few people of the team (including me) did some overtime, few didn't, I felt no peer-pressure. And again - I don't mind at all doing a few hours during a weekend for a DOUBLE money -Salaries are HUGE in the local purchase power (even without a bonus). If I were to live in UK, I'd need 6 figures yearly salary in pounds, so I could afford the same life quality. I am not sure you can get this at any other gamedev studio working on a AAA single-player title -The onsite gym and canteen are REALLY good and save a lot of time on commute - I was working out regularly even during crunch periods -The feedback system is very transparent and you get feedback every month -Last but not least - I really enjoy working with people which mean what they say, and which really need the work you do

    Cons

    There hasn't been many for me so far, despite I've been very concerned reading the Glassdoor reviews :) But apparently, it's either they are too emotional, or the company has changed A LOT. Anyway, if I were to nitpick something to try to be objective: There were a few hiccups during the recruitment process: particularly, there were some delays in the interview process and a confusion for the starting date. Also, the immigration process for the spouse was not very clearly explained, but it worked out well in the end.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Very talented and great people. Active self-growth. Production quality on very high level."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environment Artist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Studio, projects, people, feedback between team members, team - structure.

    Cons

    Salary, work time, trust to your employees.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "No that bad"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CD PROJEKT RED full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethic Good people Good equipment

    Cons

    rumours and lies fill the office

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