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Taladool
Minmatar
JIta-Hosting
Posted - 2011.02.23 18:02:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Suicidal Tendancys
Hi Oneiromancer,

Out of interest what is the response time to applications?

* is still waiting to hear something * ugh

~ Yarr.


If you think waiting for petitions takes a while just wait, took me 3 months to find out I couldn't join.

Ghaztehschmexeh
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.02.24 22:41:00 - [32]
 

When does the position start? I fulfill almost all of the criteria. I would only be able do it during the summer though, due to university. I think this would be an amazing experience though.

Meknow
Gallente
Chronic Nebula
Pacifists At Work
Posted - 2011.02.28 14:04:00 - [33]
 

Pick me I'm looking for a new Career Very Happy

Zedia Zhane
Posted - 2011.03.01 14:25:00 - [34]
 

Reading through the feedback on glassdoor.com, it sounds like CCP is about average for a game development company.

I'm a software professional, I've looked extensively into working for a game company before.

Game companies are very different from business software companies. Attitudes are a lot more laid back, and a focus on keeping a 'casual, fun atmosphere' is typical. Rigors of things like software documentation and bug tracking are ignored in favor of this. Game companies are constantly pursuing the hottest new thing and trying to incorporate the coolest new feature into the game. That sort of scattered pursuit of multiple, rapidly-changing goals cripples management communication in any system, including gaming. When the project goals are constantly changing, coders frequently find themselves to have spent the last month working on something that is no longer important to the end product.

So the sort of feedback on glassdoor is what I'd expect from any gaming company. As someone pointed out, Blizzard isn't much different.

(There's a good reason software games are thoroughly riddled with bugs. Having tried WoW, I can say that for all the bugs in Eve, WoW is far worse.)

As for comments on promotion being based on friendship rather than competence and a preference being shown for Icelanders... Several items: 1) Someone ****ed off over being passed over for promotion is much more likely to post on a site like glassdoor than a satisfied employee. So you an expect to see a fair amount of disgruntlement. 2) It is normal in any company for promotions to be based on trust just as much, if not more, than on competence. The company has to know you are motivated to do the job and not about to leave for greener pastures. Trust is built by political social interplay in the office. Or, as one commenter put it, 'making people laugh.' Similarly, a native Icelander is much less likely to quit to go back home or because of a work visa issue. And I'm sure that being native to Icelandic culture (including things like being a native speaker of the Icelandic language) really helps make the personal connections in the company that help get you promoted.

As they say, it is what it is. If you are going to work for a company where all the executives are native speakers of Icelandic, expect your chances of promotion to be seriously crippled if you quite literally can't speak their language.

beca valintine
Posted - 2011.03.12 15:06:00 - [35]
 

they speak anouther language ? :P never been theres so i dun know hehe

Doctor Ungabungas
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.16 13:00:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: CCP Cascade
Originally by: Headerman
I would love to apply, but i am a) too old to be an intern (31) and b) working in Australia!

Unless there is a nice 'working from home' scheme...? :D


Sounds you me like you should be checking out ECAID: http://www.eve-bh.net/index.php


I've applied several times, but I don't think you guys take goons. Rolling Eyes

5ateke
Posted - 2011.03.17 02:36:00 - [37]
 

I recently applied for this position earlier this month but was not accepted, i would love to do something like this so if you need more people let us know. Thought 5 years in eve would get me some place in New Eden.

ACESsiggy
Gallente
Posted - 2011.03.20 20:36:00 - [38]
 

Only if you had a few work-at-home type :)))

Nukleanis
Falcon Advanced Industries
Posted - 2011.03.25 15:52:00 - [39]
 

I saw this interesting snippet from a video at the QA presentation at fanfest this year:


SmileInterviewer: "What's it like being a QA tester?"
Crying or Very sadInterviewee: "It's hard. Harder than a bag of concrete."


At least they're honest.

Hayaishi
Gallente
Aperture Harmonics
Posted - 2011.03.26 07:44:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Nukleanis
I saw this interesting snippet from a video at the QA presentation at fanfest this year:


SmileInterviewer: "What's it like being a QA tester?"
Crying or Very sadInterviewee: "It's hard. Harder than a bag of concrete."


At least they're honest.


Well thankfully it's not as hard as a concrete wall :) But damn those bug frigates are cool.

Darteis Elosia
Gallente
PHOENIX 2ND C.A.G.
Posted - 2011.04.02 07:23:00 - [41]
 

I would of applied but i'm starting my new job on monday, this might involve actual IRL PvP. I don't CCP can offer that... YARRRR!!

Hayaishi
Gallente
Aperture Harmonics
Posted - 2011.04.02 18:28:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Darteis Elosia
I would of applied but i'm starting my new job on monday, this might involve actual IRL PvP. I don't CCP can offer that... YARRRR!!


They have nerf gun fights in the office. I think they do! :P

Jenos Idenian
Posted - 2011.04.12 16:24:00 - [43]
 

Anyone heard anything back yet? Positive or negative?

Gene Estemaire
Posted - 2011.04.14 06:44:00 - [44]
 

I hope it isn't too late to apply. I'd love the opportunity to be able to intern for CCP over the summer. Gaining experience in the Gaming Industry is something I aspire to gain as soon as possible. I have applied, and I can't wait to hear back from you.

Esternia Celsian
Posted - 2011.04.14 23:57:00 - [45]
 

are there people to talk about environment in Iceland and accomodation and the way resume should look like considering my country

LinuxThePinguin
Posted - 2011.04.20 12:35:00 - [46]
 

Well Count me in!

I've been reading how to make bug reports. Got Plenty of time (to much if you say me).
So basicly I'm good to go!

CCP Oneiromancer

Posted - 2011.05.05 09:57:00 - [47]
 

All open positions have been filled in, but there will be more openings in the future.


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