GlassDoor is a place where companies can recruit new talent and employees are able to rate their company. A review popped up recently which sheds light on the current state of ID Software and their games abut it is not looking good.
The former employee claims that they worked at ID Software for over three years and then goes on about “The lack of professionalism: Expect lots of inappropriate jokes, comments and a generally unprofessional work environment. Our HR director quit recently over the many internal issues.”
Further on in the review the former employee starts writing about the “new Doom” and that the entire tech team has quit and moved to Oculus VR last February all together on the same day in protest of how the management treated the employees.
“When all of the teams merged together to create the “new” Doom team 2 years ago, there was around 140+ developers to make the game. Now, there is only around 50. The non-stop attrition has gotten so bad, that they had to contract outside the company for the multiplayer portion of the game, and we have contractors doing a bulk of our art work.”, the employee writes.
The former employee then goes on that “the non-stop reboots and changes of direction: Every 4 months or so, they tell us that the current direction is all wrong for doom, and will re-boot most, if not all, of the game.”
It is unknown which employee this is as the no name is given to the review only that they are a former employee. Another review from a employee on 11th of December 2013 also states that Id Software is a “Sinking Ship” and also agrees that the management are “most incompetant, arrogant, and untrustworthy managers I’ve ever worked for in over ten years in this industry”.
ID Software co-founder John Carmack officially took the position of Chief technology officer in November last year and former art director Kenneth Scott of 343 Industries and Id Software also joined Oculus VR this week.