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Very fun place to work!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Arkadium full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great colleagues, work environment and atmosphere.

Cons

Sometimes worked late, not super often though.

Other Employee Reviews for Arkadium

  1. Helpful (3)

    A game studio with a great work-life balance, a family culture, and a model that supports creative expression.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkadium full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of creative expression from every individual in the company. Any employee can submit game ideas that have a chance of launching into a full-production game. We have weekly brainstorms that is open to anyone in the company and an annual game jam where everyone participates. - We work in small teams where everyone plays a large role in the game design and development process. - Employs some of the friendliest, best, and most talented game developers in NYC. - Really good work-life balance with minimal crunch. - Great family culture supported by office management. We go on annual trips to Six Flags and beach parties, celebrate birthdays, play board games after work, etc.

    Cons

    - Coworkers can be fired without any notice to other team members. - Many of the programmers and artists are in the Ukraine office. With a language barrier and a 6-hour time difference, it slows down production significantly. - Many projects have very tight schedules.


  2. Awesome team and strong management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Production
    Current Employee - Director of Production
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkadium full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company dedicates a lot to how business is structured, what are the focuses and how people grow inside. Really strong production pipeline with constant attempts to improve process from smallest detail to overall changing the methodology if needed. For Juniors and Mid level it is an absolutely great place to learn how things should be done write, in time and within the budget, strong mentorship and overall attention and dedication to not just employ a person but also help them grow professionally. Culture and in-team relationship can be rated at its maximum - people get attached to their teams, spend lots of time at work and outside, also often the team and the culture is a very strong fact when people are doubting about their continuous work in the company. For newbies it will the most welcome atmosphere they could ever met in any company. Products wise company has a strong Arena product and very resilient strategy on its expansion. Same time company's management and owners are always trying to dedicate time and budget to create brand new games and ideas.

    Cons

    Not enough trust or ownership freedom from management side to development groups which leads to lots of extra pressure and internal blockers that teams need to overcome additionally to all external complexities of publishing and profitability. Sometimes slow on taking big decisions and steps to change the business inside the very dynamic market. This might be expected from the company of this side, but it is hurting the company in long term run when you need to follow the leaders instead of being a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to employees in terms of product decisions. Stay same transparent to the employees as you are now. And believe in your ability to create greatest products and games.


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