1. Helpful (36)

    "Dramatic situation as salaries for last months are not paid!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 on work in such conditions. People walking around, talking aloud, like in a pub. Promises, hopes and requests that we keep being quiet and not talk about Crytek problems outside the company - how long can you be quiet?

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    Crytek2016-12-04
  1. Helpful (32)

    "Many people writing reviews and not seeing the bigger picture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 it and people can see that they are under a lot of pressure.

    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 twice - as these are difficult times for everyone and every department. So cut your co-workers a little slack. If you show commitment, it is always rewarded in the end (whereas: not by more paid days off or money. Sadly). So big con: Not enough vacation days! 24 should be minimum and would definitely lighten the mood.

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    Crytek2014-06-25
  2. Helpful (3)

    "A unique chance to work with a mature engine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crytek for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Top of the range development in a small industry - Not too much stress - Good work/life balance - Gym membership - Frankfurt isnt a bad place to work (Central Europe)

    Cons

    - Loss of direction - Failed projects - Brain bleed over the years - Distance from downtown

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    Crytek2019-11-08

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