2K Games

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Fine as a first job

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Former Employee - QA Tester Localization in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - QA Tester Localization in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)

I worked at 2K Games full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The office I worked at had a great atmosphere and as a fresh graduate I could learn a lot and develop my skills.

Cons

Lots of crunch time, strained relationship between the offices.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was challenging, demanding and rewarding career.

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Facilities Manager in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative/Facilities Manager in Novato, CA

    I worked at 2K Games full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the day to day interactions with such a diverse group of people. No day ever mirrored the day before.

    Cons

    At the end of the day "business is business; nothing personal"; those are the words that linger in my ears when I was laid-off. And it's far from "not personal" when your lively-hood has been completely changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide true open door policy; more leadership training and have someone monitor the leader - clicks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Some great people but highly political and cronyism in management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Novato, CA

    I worked at 2K Games full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good and smart people working there.

    Generally relaxed environment.

    Comparable bonuses and stock grants to other game companies based on level.

    Cons

    Management centres on a cult of personality.

    Knowledge of games and the gaming space is not where it should be.

    Too much money and effort is spent bringing bad products to market.

    Consistently chasing the Image of Rockstar Games with a major lack of creative leadership. From the logo to some of the game choices, ego often gets in the way of good decision making.

    Top down management stifles a lot of creativity.

    "Cool Kids" club dominates the culture. If one isn't part of that group, the will stagnate.

    President will have parties during a work day but only invite select individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not isolate employees and encourage the sharing of ideas. Understand strengths and weaknesses and look to lead the industry rather than play "me too."

    Start listening to dissidents in the office rather than ostracising them. Being surrounded with "yes men" benefits no one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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