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Helpful (4)

Great company, great crowd

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Havok.com full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Very stable company, chances to work on very interesting technology and contributing to some amazing games out there. Always learning and surrounded by very smart people (depending on the location). Human resources really value employee efforts and they recognize the value they bring to the company, making efforts to meet employees needs. Very good work/life balance and basically no crunching. Management takes good decisions for the company's future in a very unstable market that is hard to predict.

Cons

Communication could be better but in a company that is so widespread over the world and with not that many people the problems are understandable. Lack of resources sometimes means that engineers have to undertake boring but mandatory tasks like QA. Sometimes it can be really, really hard to move from what you are doing in the company (because you're needed there) to what you'd really like to do in the company (reason why you accepted the job).

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees a bit more and try make them happy. Other than that you're doing a great job!

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  1. Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havok.com

    Pros

    It is the world cutting technology company, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular, people are friendly and the working environment is good.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Great brand, great product, great history... unclear future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Havok.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The havok physics product is historically respected and the technical challenges you get to work on are potentially very interesting. Very smart people at the core and the safety of being owned by Intel means that occasional bumps in the road do not result in heads being chopped off very quarter.

    Cons

    Very tight cultural center that makes it hard (impossible?) to fit in based on contributions alone. Many core employees have never worked anywhere else and so do not have broader work experience to help guide their actions. Historical management has potentially polarized the working culture to be less than open and trusting - but this may be changing. Ownership by Intel may leave management less focused on industry leadership vs. sustainability. Down turn in AAA games industry may challenge growth prospects without fundamental shifts in thinking and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Hire and enable passionate and qualified risk takers and then step back


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