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Direct supervisor is awesome...upper senior management could use some help.

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Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

I have been working at IGN Entertainment

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This particular office likes to work hard and likes to party hard. My direct superior is great! I couldn't ask for a better boss and he is very flexible with everyone and only expects everyone to get their work done & isn't anal about when someone starts work or leaves.

Cons

Some senior management could use some help in the honesty department & compensating their employees better.

Advice to Management

The head of IGN can learn a thing or two about being more honest to everyone in the company when it comes to bonuses (or lack there of.) The current structure for how bonuses are paid out is not really realistic especially when a few small divisions always do well and others do not.

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  1. Improving but still has ways to go before becoming a good place to work at

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at IGN Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One gets to experience incredible pressure and real-world problems when faced with a site that gets tens of millions of hits each day.

    Cons

    Constant firefights leave little room or time for self education. Poor management, processes and missing or lacking documentation make it a very stressful place to be in. Management communication skills can be laughable at times and despite some very smart people the inability to share knowledge coherently with co-workers can be a huge let down.

    Advice to Management

    Things have begun to improve at IGN of late but there is tons of improvement still required. Some of the senior people really need to be taught that communication is really the key to success when you have more than 1 person on a project. Also, pre-judging people on the basis of an isolated incident seems to be rooted in the culture at IGN. That is very counter-productive to employee morale and instead of spurring people on leads to them being demotivated.

  2. Great place, great projects, and great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at IGN Entertainment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on leading edge projects that are very different than the run of the mill web projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are just too many things to do which is a good problem, but still a problem.

    Advice to Management

    There aren't any I can think of...

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