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Keywords Studios Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2019

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2.9
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Keywords Studios CEO Andrew Day
Andrew Day
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun multicultural work environment, variety in work based on project(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great people good food but I can see your experience depending on the campaign you're on(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary for local cost of living(in 32 reviews)

  • "Not much room for progression (other than for testers)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "A Keywordian"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very good place to start your career

    Cons

    low salary not located in the city center

    Keywords Studios2019-02-14

    Keywords Studios Response

    February 18, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review and for your time at Keywords. We wish you the best in your next endeavor.

  2. "good job"

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    Former Employee - Localization QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very flexible working time for employee

    Cons

    no promotion opportunity at all

    Keywords Studios2019-08-17

    Keywords Studios Response

    August 19, 2019Keywords Studios

    Thank you for your time at Keywords and for sharing your experience. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

  3. "Test Lead"

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    Former Employee - Test Lead in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to start a carrier in Dublin if you speak other languages other than English

    Cons

    The career path is equal to none and there's no real feedback given.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and environmental issues

    Keywords Studios2019-07-14

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 23, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your time at Keywords. We appreciate the time you spent with us and are sorry to hear about the concerns you had. We place a strong focus on our employees and their experience. All feedback is helpful to us, as we continue to strengthen ...

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  4. "Project based LQA Tester (Dublin, Ireland)"

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    Former Employee - Lqa Tester in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

    I worked at Keywords Studios for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place for 1st job Multicultural environment

    Cons

    Low salary for local cost of living No any additional perks and benefits Job insecurity, depending on availability of projects.

    Keywords Studios2019-06-15

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 23, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for your time at Keywords and for sharing your experience. All feedback is helpful to us, as we continue to refine our overall employee experience. We do wish you the best!

  5. "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time

    Pros

    located in a nice area

    Cons

    very poor treatment by the management

    Keywords Studios2019-07-18

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 22, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    We are very disappointed to hear that have concerns with management behavior. We take great pride in our employees' experiences and would like to meet with you in person to help address the concerns you have. Please take time to meet with your local HR Team. We are here to support ...

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  6. "Overly high-pressured work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time

    Pros

    Location is convenient for public transport.

    Cons

    Overly high-pressured work environment, way too much overtime.

    Keywords Studios2019-06-20

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 2, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    We appreciate your taking time to share your thoughts and we thank you for the time you spent with us. We do wish you would have taken time to speak to your local HR Team about your concerns, but regardless, we take all feedback as learning opportunities.

  7. "Localisation Quality Assurance Tester"

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    Current Employee - Localisation QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Video gaming as a job - Testing new games - Colleagues are great - The office is quite big - Try many platforms - You can take or skip projects - No one would be controlling you or your schedules (but you have an evaluation after each project) - Lunch facilities in the same building - Many fun events before and after working hours - Easy to access by Luas

    Cons

    - Far away from city center (around 45 mins by Luas) - Not a stable income (only by project availability) - They keep hiring a lot of people of the same language, so it's hard to get a project. - Barely over the minimum wage. - Wages are by tiers, tiers depend on hours worked, hours worked depend on projects available. - It can be very demotivating not to have projects in a long time (could be even months), specially...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to be more efficient with your resources (people).

    Keywords Studios2019-05-23

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 23, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, thank you. And, we are pleased to hear you are enjoying your time with us and all the wonderful benefits we have to offer! We'd like the opportunity to talk about your concerns and do invite you to meet with your local HR ...

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  8. "A useful experience"

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    Former Employee - Localization Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Keywords Studios is good, everyone is very friendly. Company culture is decent.

    Cons

    Salaries do not match skills and responsibilities. Taking into account that Dublin is very pricey, this is not a company which will allow you to save lots of the money you will make working for them. Communication needs to improve.

    Keywords Studios2019-05-17

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 23, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We value all responses and take these into account as we continue to develop and improve processes here at Keywords. We do wish you the best in your career!

  9. Helpful (2)

    "LQA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Lqa Tester in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free fruits, easy job, flexible time.

    Cons

    Low salary, terrible HR and Management departments. Terrible HR department, they obviously do not know what they are doing. They can make so many mistakes in one thing. Management is terrible, they treat you like robots but not humanbeings. They always make mistakes and there are no apologies. They might tell you to go home suddenly even they guaranteed you a stable project. It always always always happens! Everybody...

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    Keywords Studios2019-06-11
  10. "Game Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, nice co workers, fun environment

    Cons

    Contract based on project

    Keywords Studios2019-06-05

    Keywords Studios Response

    June 7, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your co-workers and your time with us. We wish you the best moving forward.

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