Crytek - Dramatic situation as salaries for last months are not paid! | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Dramatic situation as salaries for last months are not paid!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crytek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Indeed still some talented people working in this studio, but it could change in the next weeks. How long will they work without salaries being paid?

    Cons

    Crytek's quote of "Crytek global domination" ended as a silly self-destruction. -No good plan for the future. I would say no any plan which is better than the current one. -people are sad, quiet and demotivated, some leaving the company, many talking about it. -Many people working on old hardware, including very old 24 inch monitors. -Open space working environment and very noisy. Difficult to concentrate...

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to NVidia, Intel? You and your business department can't manage it. You FAILED BIG WAY in the last 5 years and disapointed employees.

    Crytek2016-12-04
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    "Many people writing reviews and not seeing the bigger picture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crytek full-time

    Pros

    They do a lot for their employees and if you are motivated enough you can survive the current bad press. Its the games industry - there are ups and downs. The teams are great and there are many talented people around - we just need to make the most of it. Many creative people and of course some, that have less socials skills than others - but that's variety and what makes it interesting. The brothers are working on...

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    Cons

    We lost many good people but still have enough people trying to turn things around. Reading other reviews is sad as we have people writing the reviews that are unhappy with the situation but also not in the position to get all information from upper management. Which is normal! This is how business work. Still, the current atmosphere is tensed. It will be better. And yes, if you need help you have to ask - sometimes...

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    Advice to Management

    More company meetings or face to face talks with the departments. This will relief some pressure and might lighten the atmosphere as all employees seek more transparency (which of course is only possible to a certain degree - this must be understood by all). There are many good people and if you see that they are important (even PMs as there are people who can't do the job but its needed!) and value them, they might...

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    Crytek2014-06-25
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    "Strings employees along with false promises while avoiding paying them"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crytek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, talented, motivated, intelligent. The team is a good team, dev team leaders and production are very good at their jobs too.

    Cons

    Those same amazing people are being horrendously abused by the owners (the Yerli brothers). Pay hasn't come on time, to all studios worldwide, and this has been occuring on and off since at least 2014, and I've heard of it having occured for years before that from longer-term employees. When they can afford to pay everyone, they have been known to re-coup the missing pay, I'll give them that much. The problem is that...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep 3 months of salary for all employees in the bank, ahead of time. If at anytime it drops below this amount, lay off employees (or give them the option to be laid off) and pay out what remains in the back as severance so they can find a job with consistent pay. If you can afford to pay them again later, hire them back if they are willing to come back. If you can't do that, then sell what you have pay everyone their...

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    Crytek2016-12-15

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