Aeria Games Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Lan Hoang
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Pros
  • You will learn a lot of new thing (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to work to get into the gaming industry (in 9 reviews)

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

  • The Customer Service Representative manager was sexist, would change the rules on the fly, and would pit employees against each other (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good people, good experience, OK-everything everything else

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - I probably met some of the coolest people at this company. So many different groups from all walks of life. Great fun was had.
    - Work hours are fairly flexible as long as you did your job
    - You learned on the job and learned fast... This job was the best stepping-stone position I know of. Just about everyone I know who used to work at Aeria now are off at a better place. MUCH better.

    Cons

    - Benefits were mediocre at best
    - Management team seem to be flip-flopping constantly
    - Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Accept your responsibilities, learn from your mistakes, and stop blaming others for your failings.


  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. QA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeria Games

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn

    Cons

    Sold to European company, not offices in the USA territory

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aeria Games

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    +Interesting work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

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


  6. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Invest in leadership development coaching.


  7. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    They need more development in house.


  10. Decent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work to get into the gaming industry

    Cons

    Hard to move up


  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!!!!



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