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Awesome co-workers, vague direction

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA

I worked at Cryptic Studios full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting people to work with. Flexible hours. Good health insurance. Dog friendly office. Cool IPs to work on. Powerful and flexible game editor for content design--one of the best I've seen.

Cons

Disorganized. Management constantly changing & constantly changing their minds. The company cares a great deal about creativity, but puts almost no value on management skills. This ends up creating extra work and plenty of false starts. Also poor on communication. Low end of the salary range.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    One of the best jobs I ever had.

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    Current Employee - Lead FX Artist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead FX Artist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cryptic Studios full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and talented coworkers
    excellent development process
    cool fun projects
    bonus gifts and events

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement
    Cost of living in the Bay Area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees to continue to grow beyond their current competencies, especially if you expect them to... And if you delegate responsibility, it also means that you need to let go of some creative control.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    I enjoyed my time in several departments and would work there again, if it weren't for being in CA.

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Los Gatos, CA

    I worked at Cryptic Studios full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great culture, felt like family, promotes from within, excellent industry perks, accessible management

    Cons

    Typical game dev volatility, shifts in executive management over the course of time there, location, occasionally volatile personality conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep asking for feedback, and keep making people feel like they matter. Always be honest with employees about outlooks and performance.

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