Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Company in serious decline!!!

    20 Apr 2021 - Prefer Not to Disclose in Frankfurt am Main
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Autonomy in doing things - Free Coffee, Free Gym and public transport partially free

    Cons

    - Company has no proper outlook for the future, no Next Gen and no mobile support in the engine! Nobody will want to use Cryengine going forward! Extremely complicated, outdated documentation! - Hunt is doing well right now but how long before Crytek goes south again and can't pay salaries again? - Endless stupid discussions with engineers about what to do next - Nobody wants to take responsibility for anything nor steer the company in a clear direction - Everything has to be escalated to Executive Management which makes the decision process very lengthy, arbitrary and worthless, whoever can convince the Yerlis best wins - Support to Users/Licensees non-existent

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    5 people found this review helpful
  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Many people writing reviews and not seeing the bigger picture

    25 Jun 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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    34 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Freelancer, more than 3 years

    A unique chance to work with a mature engine

    8 Nov 2019 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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    4 people found this review helpful

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