Aeria Games Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Great place to learn a lot of skill sets (in 8 reviews)

  • Aeria teaches you by example what type of game companies to avoid in the gaming industry (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay in the Customer Service team (especially GMs) (in 6 reviews)

  • No career opportunities, no employee improvement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to learn about the industry!

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    Former Employee - GM - Customer Support in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - GM - Customer Support in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -Great place learn about the industry
    -Transparency is pretty high

    Cons

    -Low Salary for the amount of work
    -Long hours
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get better games and partners
    -Can be closer to the staff
    -Listen to your employee may help you look at the business differently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. I learned a ton, but overall this was an insanely interesting place to work, and not always in a good way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to test the waters in a multitude of positions and responsibilities. I had a large number of kick butt coworkers, and there was a real sense of camaraderie at times.

    Cons

    Top level management had no idea what the lower level staff did on a daily basis, and it was very apparent that was a clear divide between hourly and salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of your best employees left, probably something to take into account when developing your workforce out in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeria Games

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn

    Cons

    Sold to European company, not offices in the USA territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope it keeps the same culture as when it was in USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hot mess!

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagels on certain days.

    Cons

    Myopic management who think that their Stanford degrees automatically buys them common sense. Profuse favoritism. If someone in the inner circle has a petty issue with you, the EC team will find a way to get rid of you, even if it means stressing you out and making every attempt to attack your work ethic. It will make your list of one of the worst jobs you've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in leadership development coaching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Ugh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aeria Games full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door to the gaming industry

    Cons

    Ever since they got bought out by some European company, they've went down hill
    Pay is super low because they're in Germany now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please care about your customers next time and not just your contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeria Games

    Pros

    +Interesting work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay was too low. Minimal room to grow in position.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great environment and great people to work with. I couldnt ask for a better place to work.

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    Former Employee - Mobile Games Artist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Games Artist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice People.
    Allow for employees to grow career wise.
    Quarterly promotions.

    Cons

    Not much change in types of games they make. They need more development in house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need more development in house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work to get into the gaming industry

    Cons

    Hard to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good & Bad :3

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    Former Employee - Mobile Game Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Game Designer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are fun and work hard!
    It's really cool to tell people you worked on an X-Men game & that you get to interact with Marvel.
    Flexible work hours and free bagels/donuts/fruit/beer on certain days.
    The work you do directly affects the games you work on! You get to see that work in the events which is cool, but can be bad if mistakes were made and not caught.

    Design team is very nice and so is production, they both work incredibly hard and always pull off events!

    Cons

    There is a lot of segregation of 'teams' especially with design and production. This causes a lot of tension and sometimes makes things awkward.

    There aren't enough female employees which makes for a 'boys club' atmosphere.
    I ran into some sexism while working here, but unfortunately that can happen anywhere.

    Biggest con!! I saw the biggest cockroach ever in the kitchen, so nasty!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the teams 'go to bed angry.' Make a very strong effort to force collaboration/compromise between design and production before it's too late.

    Get rid of the cockroaches!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great people, casual environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    For those wanting to learn, this is a great place. Company rewards people who take initiative. Lately there has been more involvement with executive leadership. Recently underwent big change -- selling the PC biz. This has been hard and i know people who worked on pc may be bitter, but it seems that they were treated fairly in the process. Seems to be trying to make things better for employees

    Cons

    In certain positions, the pay is below market and the feeling is that this ok because the roles might be easy to fill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate clear strategy, recognize performance. more development of big IP. better pay/benes. new office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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