Aspyr Media
2.7 of 5 7 reviews
www.aspyr.com Austin, TX 16 to 50 Employees

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    loved working at aspyr

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people, truly a family
    good work/life balance

    Consno cons to really share

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was there during it's prime and enjoyed it. I've heard that it hasn't lived up to that now that they're smaller.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proschance to get professional game experience

    Consdoesn't seem to be growing

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    Great Company with Caring owners and management, Home Grown and nurtured.

    TCR Lead (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsPassionate Co-Workers and a great place to grow. Project teams on the ground are very passionate and it shows. Everyone on project teams give it their all. Great place to start and work across a large array of platforms and projects. Very Family friendly and oriented.

    ConsThe upper management and partnership choices need more research and informed decisions on business directions. In the time at Aspyr new ventures and lines of business were explored. If the business venture was not successful, there was a "cut your losses and run" mentality. Connection to understanding the Game Industry and Game Market was very lackluster and almost non existent. Non Gamers running a game company is good for business on paper, bad for morale and empowering passionate projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your men and women in the trenches and in your projects. Marketing and sales numbers are vital to the business, but are only tools to get the idea out. The business venture and direction should be followed by the Industry tend and your customers. Aspyr loses quality people because the passion is not enough. Compensate and entice talent at an industry standard and should and lean on them to produce. The Aspyr passion and home grown feel will not last more than six months to a year with top talent. After they ship a title or two, they will be off leaving Aspyr as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good learning experience

    QA Analyst (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThis is a good place to learn about the ins and outs of the video game industry - mobile, web, console, and PC and Mac.

    ConsA lot of crunch time is endemic to any large game publisher so be ready to work long hours and work hard for promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't rely on licenses only.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smoke and mirrors

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat talent cycles through. Opportunity to work with some great publishers and studios.

    ConsUpper management is a joke. This company was headed to great things, its interesting to see how far they have fallen and how those who still remain appear to be the "yes-men". There's always the promise of a big payoff but there are only two that really get paid,

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the basics. Quit chasing dreams and stop accepting the low hanging fruit. Take your egos out of the equation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Be cautious. Get everything in writing. Not sure you'd want to plant roots here.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThis is a great place to get your foot in the door and get access to contacts at some really great companies. Get in and get out as fast as you can. I heard a lot about how the company started and the team that brought them success but...Those pieces are long gone.

    ConsThis is not what the actual game industry is like. It is obvious that upper management is more concerned about quick turns and not actual games. The big two run around like rock stars but they don't have a grasp of what is actually going on at the company or in the industry.
    -No job security
    -Favoritism runs rampant
    -Job titles appear to be handed out instead of raises
    -Pay is extremely bad
    -Promises are verbalized but follow-up is not guaranteed

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to hiring the right and passionate people. Be willing to pay for these people. Be clear about your direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People were great but company had financial challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAspyr employed great people who cared about the end goals and worked hard to achieve them. Former and current employees still keep in touch.

    ConsCompany encountered financial difficulty which led to several layoffs. Leadership team did not communicate company status very often which led to paranoia and concern by the team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay lean and succeed through sticking with core team competency.

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