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NaturalMotion Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NaturalMotion full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoy working here. benefits are up to par, can't complain. life and work balance is fair, never feel overworked. Yes, even with deadlines.

    It feels like they are still feeling their way through as a startup. All an all they are headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    I hate to be honest and say there is no real cons, at least for me.

    Only thing that comes to mind is.. training is lacking but nothing serious. you can read-up on most things and people are always willing to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great people, great technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at NaturalMotion full-time

    Pros

    On the technology (Morpheme & Euphoria) side of the company, the team has got a lot of very talented people, but no big egos, which is great. People are focussed on steadily making the product better, working together and helping each other out. The working environment is far more sensible in the technology side of NaturalMotion than in the games industry as a whole, yet it remains ambitious. The management (on the tech side) feels like it's there to help get work done (on the whole!).

    Cons

    The main Oxford office is split into two - technology and games. The two sides feel very different and rather disconnected. The focus is normally on the games side, which can be a little disheartening at times. Then we get back to the tech and all is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company has grown and shifted focus, it has gained many more managers (in proportion to people who actually make stuff), layers of management, HR people etc. As a result it has cultivated a corporate sense (especially since the Zynga takeover), and much more of a feeling that people are working for their "masters" rather than each other. It would be good to get some of that back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    The culture is eroding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Creative in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at NaturalMotion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been here a while and when I joined there was excitement in the company it felt like we were breaking new ground.

    Technology is cool and there is a desire to produce quality products.

    There are some great titles in production.

    Cons

    Lacks leadership, managers aren't trained so you have to do what you are told.

    A lot of good people have left so the company feels like a very different place. A lot of people are looking around for other opportunities.

    The exec team seem to be avoiding the issues and have just stepped up hiring to fill the gaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your staff, give us great mangers to work with.

    Start to trust the people so they can get on with their work rather than sitting on them all the time or busting in and pulling good ideas to the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company. Good management compared to AAA companies. Some inexperienced people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NaturalMotion

    Pros

    Great management, management actually listens to your feedback. (as long as you put the effort in to make them listen to you)
    Very ambitious projects with amazing one of a kind tech.
    Nice atmosphere and friendly people.
    Very approachable CEO.

    Cons

    Some inexperienced people. The gap between AAA studios in overall experience is very noticeable however it is closing at a rapid rate.
    Experience is not always recognized.
    Big differences between the different studio's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more high quality experienced people and pay for it!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at NaturalMotion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It´s ok if it´s your first job

    Cons

    You have to repeat the same and the same thing during years because of the incompetence of the people. Too many useless managers producers, etc.... They treat you and pay you really bad. You have to teach leads how to do things. I would not recommend this company to anybody.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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