GSN (Game Show Network)

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Strong internship program

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Intern - Programming Intern in Santa Monica, CA
Former Intern - Programming Intern in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at GSN (Game Show Network) as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

The internship program strives to really educate its interns instead of making interns get coffee.
Smaller company so more attention on you as an intern.
Each intern gets the opportunity to pitch a game show to executives - great feedback is given!
Lunch in office is only $3 bucks or $6 if you want the salad bar and hot meal. Free beverages whenever though!
Get to sit in on pitch meetings and are encouraged to speak up.

Cons

As stated, a smaller company so less of a chance for a job offer unless one happens to open up.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    GSN Digital: great people, lousy products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at GSN (Game Show Network) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Talented, friendly employees. Everyone is extremely approachable - "open door" policy is a reality. Work/Life balance is very good. including flexible hours and remote work. Opportunities to extend skills by attending a conference, taking a class, etc.

    Cons

    Santa Monica calls the shots and controls the purse strings, which limits Waltham's reach.
    Ultimately, GSN Digital is more of a game publisher than a development shop. Product developers spend their time fixing existing broken projects done by outsourcers, or revising back catalog titles. Because of this work load, there is little room for innovation or experimentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify how your business fits into the game industry to provide a clear message to potential hires.

    Take some risks by developing some diversification to in your product offerings. Customers are savvier than ever and user fatigue is a real thing - just ask Zynga. Do not wait for the 25th slot machine or 19th bingo game to figure this out.

    Stop sending product development out the door when you have world-class talent (veterans from EA, Epic, Turbine, 38 Studios, etc) under your roof. Leverage the skills and talents you are already paying for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Game Show Network's Digital Department is an arm of the company that values the human component of its employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at GSN (Game Show Network) as a contractor

    Pros

    Personable, Flat Organizational Feel, Room for Advancement, Value Feedback, Personal Relationships with Upper Level Management, Variety of Job Positions, Learn Fast, Small office feel inside a bigger organization,

    Cons

    not as agile in terms of development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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