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Employees open up on toxic environment and mismanagement at Quantic Lab

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Former and current employees share their experience working for Quantic Lab, a Romanian company that provides Quality Assurance (QA) support as an external third party.

Quantic Lab came under scrutiny in June when YouTube videos were uploaded by channel upper class gamer It included details of the company’s mismanagement and misconduct while helping develop Cyberpunk 2077.

The allegations shared with Upper Echelon Gamers by the whistleblower are: banished By Stefan Seicarescu, CEO and founder of Quantic Lab at the time.

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and New Report by PC Gamera Quantic Lab employee spoke in detail about the state of the company and the time spent on Cyberpunk 2077.

Several employees claimed that management told them “Don’t talk” about years of QA experience when speaking to CD Projekt Red. CD Projekt Red did not get the “level of experience” it paid for, and sources said the company raised concerns with his QA’s “underwhelming performance” to his Quantic Lab on multiple occasions.

Quantic Lab is just one of a number of external QA teams contracted for Cyberpunk 2077, and according to sources, they make up a third of the game’s QA staff. Poor management and inexperience left the QA team “struggling to perform their basic duties.” A former employee told PC Gamer that he feels Quantic is partly responsible for the devastating conditions in which Cyberpunk 2077 launched. [Quantic] contributed.”

PC Gamer sources say Quantic Lab has a high turnover rate and lead testers have to lie to clients about the size of their QA team. One of his former employees described harassment from managers, many of whom said management would “directly state that testing games is unskilled work.” Others shared low salaries and said it was financially impossible to live near the company’s offices in Cluj-Napoca.

The impact of my time working at Quantic Lab is damaging. “at this point, [Quantic] A source said, “Quantic made me hate games and games,” ruining their passion.

Employees said they doubted that by going public with their abuse, Quantic Lab would be motivated to improve conditions within the company. At the very least, it’s important to make sure you hear shared experiences from testers.as we see QA tester at Raven Software Providing employees with fair terms (within Activision Blizzard) is a long and difficult process, but it can be done.

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