Virtuos Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Virtuos Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a multinational video game developer and a provider of digital entertainment production services for the game and movie industries, founded in 2004. Virtuos has its headquarters and R&D center in Singapore as well as seven development centers located in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, Ho Chi Minh City, Paris, and Dublin. Virtuos has offices also in Vancouver, San Francisco, Montreal, Tokyo, and Seoul.
GAMASUTRA website reported in July 2006 in a piece written by Simon Carless that as a prominent game outsourcing company, Virtuos has occasionally found itself at the center of the debate about outsourcing’s impact on game-industry jobs in the west. When asked about the issue by the gaming industry website Gamasutra in 2006, Gilles Langourieux, the CEO of Virtuos pointed to the extra number of man-months required to produce titles on new-gen platforms and the larger number of platforms to cover as the main reasons for the rise of outsourced production, stating that he "doesn't think it's a disservice to the industry in the West
Former Employee - 3D Artist says"I worked at Virtuos full-time for less than a year Cons: working is not thanked and managers is not nice"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Virtuos full-time for more than a year Cons: Is it fair and acceptable for an employer to create such a stressful environment that it burns people out? Does a company have to be so incessantly demanding for it to be able to excel? Should not an employer feel accountable if the employees feel a sustained high-level of pressure and stress at work?"
Former Employee - Artist says"I worked at Virtuos full-time for more than a year Cons: will try to prevent you to be hired by other companies and will try to intimidate you to stay because he does not want you to leave, he think you are his private property and that you are his obliged"
says"I have been working at Virtuos for more than 5 years Cons: little authorization overtime crowded environment no more no more"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Virtuos full-time for more than a year Cons: - a lot of micro managing by Senior Management and CEO - be prepared to report your project to 4-5 diff stakeholders - no workshops or learning curve from your colleagues or management.. - no diversity and inclusion programs"
Current Employee - 3D Artist says"I have been working at Virtuos full-time for more than a year Cons: There is no multi-functional toilet in the bathroom which attracts me a lot. And so far there are mostly co-dev projects, looking forward to our own IPs."
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"I worked at Virtuos full-time for less than a year Cons: Relative lower pay compares with other game companies. Working on remastering games don't fit all people."
Current Employee - Senior CG Artist says"I have been working at Virtuos full-time for less than a year Cons: Virtuos is an outsourcing company so the quality of projects depends entirely on customers and higher headquarters. Don't expect hi-end projects If you are on higher level than average. I haven't learned much from prior colleagues, I need to learn things myself most of the time. For a CG artist myself, I work with my tablet and stylus 99% of the time, and guess what, they gave you an entry-level Wacom Intuos tablet (I need to bought an Intuos 4 for myself to use). That's not cool, at all."
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"I worked at Virtuos full-time Cons: When I finished my first project, in the credit list I was credited by the initials of my given name and a full last name. But I was Asian and my family name was not the identifying factor. I felt so insulted"
Producer says"I have been working at Virtuos Cons: poor top management communication lack of company culture"