Only worth the experience to get you to another position
Compliance QA II -- PC Specialization (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA 70809 – August 3, 2018
To specify, this is for the Baton Rouge Testing Facility.
Get in, get your experience, and get out as fast as you can. This location does not offer professional growth.
At first this seems like the perfect job. You're working on video games but that's where the good qualities end.
First and foremost: This is a low cost facility.
The bulk of the work force is made up of contract testers that are forced to take a 3 month furlough after 12 months.
This means that after 12 months of work, you are unceremoniously laid off for three months. They are constantly trying to find more friendly ways of saying this but it doesn't make it any better.
Getting a full time position comes down to who you know, not how you perform. If your boss likes you? You may get a promotion.
This leads to an unhealthy and unfriendly environment where people are more concerned about sucking up and trying to befriend their leads instead of doing their job.
Zero job security or chances of promotion: Currently the location is not back filling any full time positions. If a full time employee is fired they back fill the position at one of their many foreign offices.
When questioned about opportunities for increased compensation, the management here has gone on record saying that their pay rates are competitive and that you're taking the pay they offer for the opportunity to work in the gaming environment. That is all the compensation they believe you deserve.
Get experience in the gaming industry
Everything else. Bad work environment, poor management, Contract work, HR cares about protecting themselves from being sued not about the employees