Campfire Interactive

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Campfire Interactive Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Small company with huge opportunities to learn, innovate and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Been with this company for the past 10 years and it has been a great journey.
    Opportunities to explore, learn, freedom to innovate, prototype and present ideas, hands-on with latest technologies, flexibility at work, great colleagues, open-minded management are a few things that make this a desirable work place.
    It is a small group of hard-working and committed professionals.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot. Constant re-prioritization of work with demand to work hard and quickly deliver. There is a lot of work and critical projects that need a bigger workforce to handle effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good opportunity to grow along with company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of IT  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Director of IT in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Campfire is a nice place to work, learn and grow, uses latest technology for the development and IT infrastructure. I have learnt efficient and cost effective way of doing work at Campfire. For certain roles remote work is an added value, good communication between different team of people. Hard work is always rewarded at Campfire. In the past 8 months I am working remotely overseas and the communication between the team gives feeling like I am in the office.

    Company have partnership with software giant (eg. Microsoft) and other vendors.

    Fast growing company and have opportunity to grow along with company, the more you leverage your skills the more you grow and get rewarded.

    Cons

    Small company, have to put some extra hours to meet deadline, which I believe is an common one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to learn new things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive as a full-time employee for more than five years

    Pros – Skilled, dedicated, competitive colleagues that make going to work every day a joy. There is Interaction with various functions and across levels. Work environment is more like a flat organization. Process oriented approach to daily operations and management of tasks

    Cons

    Cons – Rapid pace of Product Development and deployment. Have frequent changes in upcoming plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small company, big opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pros:
    I have worked for Campfire in various administrative and operations roles for more than 5 years. The company has provided me endless opportunities to learn new skills, take on new projects and positions within the company and carve out career path for myself after being out of the workforce for many years. The company has rewarded my hard work in terms of compensation, but also by allowing me the flexibility to be available for my children and family when required.

    As a small company, Campfire is able to treat each employee as an individual and consider the strengths and skills that each person brings to the team and utilize them accordingly. Though the hours and pace can sometimes be difficult, I feel the company makes an effort to balance the often intense work days and deadlines with humor and a light hearted atmosphere.

    Cons

    Cons:
    The demands and interactions at Campfire are intense and often require flexibility and frequent reprioritization. Career growth opportunities are available, but you need to carve them out for yourself and make them happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A place offers truly unique opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Campfire is unbelievable place to start and build a career. Working for Campfire has pushed me to work harder and smarter than I ever have in my life. Campfire offers a truly unique opportunity for all their employees.

    For the past 7 years at Campfire, I have not only learned a great deal, but I have also been compensated for my hard work. I was in other IT companies for 6 years before landing my job at Campfire and it gave me a tremendous opportunity to success my long term carrier. Campfire also gave me the opportunity to come to the USA with H1 sponsorship and processed my Permanent Residence Visa within the first 3 years I have been with the company.

    It is a friendly working environment in Campfire while doing the great job. Regular lunch outings, family get-togethers and many events help us to build the social interaction with people at Campfire from CEO to miner. Flat organization structure minimizes the opportunity of managing a team but it enhances the ways of reaching to the top person.

    Cons

    The hardest part of the job is the same as any IT job, having the mental endurance to keep positive after having a tough long working hours. However, if you work hard you will be compensated in many ways, as well as recognized by your peers, leadership, and the company. It is as simple as you get out of it what you put in. We are growing quickly and it is an exciting time at Campfire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Campfire Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch on last Friday of the month

    Cons

    60 hours work week, very very less salary, micromanagement, no innovation, no recognition, no raises, adamant and headstrong owners, expect to receive a call at 2:00 am in the morning - oh, not for production issues rather for owners personal issues/ideas with products, no career growth, your life is dedicated to this company, forget your personal life. One of the owners is pradeep. He is money minded. After your interviews, He calls and tell you, you got the job and tells they will give you 85k for ex. Now you are happy and your mindset is changed. You stop looking for the jobs outside. He will tell you different stories and drag the opportunity for four months. Then, he will say we can only offer you 65k with no insurance. Problem is you lost 4 months of time and you can't start over for job search. Especially in Michigan. All my colleagues went through the same pattern. Very disappointed in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to owner: Now you know why people are constantly leaving this company. If you don't act right, you will loose everyone of us sooner or later.

    Campfire Interactive Response

    Sep 4, 2013Director of Operations

    In response to the review, rather than refute all of the inaccuracies, I feel it is more important to take the opportunity to mention that Campfire, as a company, has an open door policy and the ... More

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