Your SAT scores probably won’t matter once you get past college, but if you want to work for Irrational Games, you might need to polish up another score.
At least one site has reported that a recent posting for a Design Manager position at the Bioshock developer listed that the prospective applicant needed to have “Credit on at least one game with an 85+ Average Meta Critic Review Score.” If it existed, the requirement has since been removed.
We’ve heard of incentives for existing employees being tied to review — and especially Metacritic — scores, but this is the first time we’ve ever heard of hiring being linked to scores.
On the one hand, you want to make sure that a prospective employee worked on quality products in the past, but shouldn’t that be covered by looking over the resumé and making a decision based on that rather than by a somewhat arbitrary score? What if my game only netted an 84? Is this even a remotely valid way to evaluate potential hires, even if it’s not explicitly stated in the job description?
And what would you do if a Big Daddy was your HR rep?
Let us know what you think!