Wed, 22nd Sep '04, 2:44pm
Troika, the developer of The Temple of Elemental Evil, is offering four new jobs: Concept Artist, Character Modeller, Designer/Writer, Senior Rendering & Tools Programmer.
Employment with Troika Games will also get you the following:
A highly competitive salary Retirement plan with company matching Medical, dental and supplemental insurance plans 2 weeks paid vacation per year PROFIT SHARING! - get a share of the games you help create A fun and relaxed work environment 2 console systems and a library of games to play A kitchen stocked with free sodas and snacks Pizza luncheons and gaming nights A close-knit development team dedicated to creating the highest caliber games An ongoing commitment to making your work experience more creative, fun and fulfillingRead the whole thing (http://www.troikagames.com/jobs.htm) at Troika.
[ September 22, 2004, 17:19: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
Wed, 22nd Sep '04, 8:35pm
They are bragging about giving two weeks vacation time? :eek:
Isn't that the legal minimum required by law? They seem to be trying to sell themselves as a great place to work and everything else sounds good but I don't think I would even consider working somewhere unless I was given at least three weeks vacation.
Wed, 22nd Sep '04, 8:41pm
That may be the starting amount. Companies I'm familiar with start you out with two weeks, and you gain more the longer you are with the company. Kinda a reward for sticking around rather than company-hopping :)
Wed, 22nd Sep '04, 9:05pm
Where I live, it starts from about a week and progresses up until 26 days. At least, as a standard. They could always agree on different terms.
Wed, 22nd Sep '04, 9:13pm
In Canada the legal minimum is two weeks - I thought it was the same in the U.S. It is generally accepted that someone with a university degree will start with three weeks vacation here and increase to four after five to ten years depending on the company and/or how badly the employee wants the extra time off.
I started with three weeks vacation and am currently at four weeks - somewhat earlier than usual but I negotiated to have the extra week of vacation in lieu of a large chunk of my 2003 raise.
Regardless of how normal it might or might not be, I still don't think offering two weeks vacation is something to brag about if you are trying to attract people.
[ September 22, 2004, 21:23: Message edited by: JSBB ]
Thu, 23rd Sep '04, 2:12pm
In the US, at least in the bit of the computer field that I am in, two weeks is standard unless you negotiate more. With the economy the way it is now, many people would take less just to have the work.
I left a job where I had 5 weeks vacation to come to this company where I started with 2. Now after 10 years, I have earned my way back up to 4. In 10 more years, I'll get a fifth which is the current cap. My previous job was a state government position that paid poorly, but gave me lots of time off. Ths shop was closing so there was no option to stay.
I like the stocked kitchen and pizza lunches personally, but am a bit too old to live like that any more. :cry: My kids would love the consoles and games library though! ;)
Fri, 24th Sep '04, 11:02am
Only two weeks paid vacation? It's currently three here, but they're thinking of upping it to 4... stupid move if you ask me...
Fri, 24th Sep '04, 3:06pm
Hmm... Maybe I should actually get an eduication so i could apply to jobs like that.
Too bad they don't hire insane plot twist developers.