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I learned a lot about making games with some great people, though occasionally marred by company growing pains.

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Former Employee - Game Designer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Game Designer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Jagex full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great people, committed and enthusiastic about making games. A popular and well established primary product that gives the company some stability. Good facilities.

Cons

As often seen in larger organisations, decision making felt very top down, sometime opaque. The Companies infrastructure was never built to scale, and has suffered for it.

The next year or two critical for the company's long term future - can they make a second major product?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to allow the enormous creative potential in your teams to flourish, rather than feel stifled by bureaucracy and indifferent managers.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you're able to adapt quickly

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    Former Employee - Jagex Player Support in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Jagex Player Support in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Jagex full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work ethic, generally good direct management, good teams to work with and freedom and flexibility. A much better employer than many others

    Cons

    Very low probability of moving up the ranks without stabbing others in the back. Very male-oriented, considering there are plenty of female staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent beyond your circle

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  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Amazing when we started, then it went steadily downhill

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues - the best you could hope for, good food (used to do free daily fruit but they stopped it), free company clothing (occasionally what you ordered), good days out (used to be holidays abroad, fair enough as this would be too costly now)

    Cons

    Inept management with no idea of the gaming industry, seem intent on turning it into a call centre

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the longer serving members of staff - they are your customers as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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