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Raven Software Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2019

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Brian Raffel & Steve Raffel
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  1. "A place to have a full career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Teams feel like a family, still can have a small studio feel even on big projects. Everyone talks to everyone, no harsh divisions between departments or management and teams. Tons of talented, creative people passionate about their work. Emphasis on work/life balance. Extremely low turnover. Some people have been here over 20 years. Someplace you can have a full career. Some excellent people in upper management.

    Cons

    Because of low turnover, this is not someplace you try to climb your way to the top at. Communication and transparency sometimes isn’t the best. Activision needs to trust Raven to lead more projects. Some very negative people can bring a team down.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication and transparency. Watch out for negative people. Keep pushing Activision to give Raven a big project of their own.

    Raven Software2019-07-27
  2. "Great development studio with a great culture."

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    Current Employee - Animation Director in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working on the number 1 game Call of Duty. Even if you are not an active Call of Duty gamer, the opportunities are great and allows you to bring your creativity to the development. Work/life balance second to none. Madison offers fantastic cost of living and no long commutes to work. 15 minutes...seriously 15 minutes door to door. Surrounded by lakes and beautiful countryside with great outdoor activities

    Cons

    It's Wisconsin, so be prepared for winter...it's coming. Spring, summer and Autumn are beautiful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the studio brand and become a bigger name in the Call of Duty development unit.

    Raven Software2019-07-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disaster for contract QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software

    Pros

    Fun working environment that leads to long work hours.

    Cons

    Appreciation for QA at an all time low

    Advice to Management

    Respect QA a bit more and don't lie to us about the future of the position.

    Raven Software2018-01-03
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sound Designer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job stability, work life balance, great pay + benefits, company is growing, low cost of living

    Cons

    Madison is isolated, can be rather busy in the summer - crunching happens yearly

    Raven Software2017-11-14
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Glass ceiling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Software full-time

    Pros

    Money is always nice, nice office

    Cons

    Politics, long hours, lack of creative freedom

    Raven Software2017-07-17
  6. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time

    Pros

    -The people are amazing to work with, everyone is friendly and each team works together. -They do a lot to keep their employees happy. - Bonus incentives are great.

    Cons

    -working on the same title for a long time eventually leads to burn out. - frustration due to technical limitations - studio is isolated from other people who work in the same industry due to it being in the mid west. -challenging to get promoted

    Raven Software2017-04-27
  7. Helpful (4)

    "AAA Game Dev Studio--with all the positives and negatives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time

    Pros

    Fun problems to work on Dedicated cohort

    Cons

    Yearly crunch for multiple months at a time

    Raven Software2017-03-02
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Games, Great People, Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software

    Pros

    - Longevity (25 years and counting) - AAA titles (Call of Duty franchise) - Work life balance (no 6 month or year long crunches) - Winning culture - Management listens to concerns and acts on them - No a-holes rule - So much talent in every department - Competitive pay + yearly bonuses - Swag...so much swag

    Cons

    - Remnants of "good 'ol boys" club (some people have run out of value and are still here) - Communication of deliverables - Outward facing studio recognition

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for recognition externally. Part ways with those that no longer add value to the organization.

    Raven Software2015-07-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "AAA Team, Managers, and Projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Competitive Pay (Base + Bonuses) + Good Benefits + Excellent Company Culture + Passionate, Caring Leadership Team + Terrific Work/Life Balance (Have a career & a personal life too!) + Learning/Growth Opportunities + Making the Industry's Leading Games + One of the Best Dev Teams in the Business (Midwest attitude with California expertise) + Madison is a Great Place to Live (Family-friendly, Social, Reasonable...

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    Cons

    - Company Credit/Recognition - Project Communication

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the current staff while hiring a diverse talent pool.

    Raven Software2015-07-06
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Couldn't ask for a better team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay Excellent benefits Culture and Diversity Great Work/Life balance Always room for growth I actually feel appreciated I truly enjoy what I do

    Cons

    There is always room for Communication Company recognition

    Raven Software2015-01-27
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