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A great entry point into the industry working with great people in a company that looks after you.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Artist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Artist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

Pros

The company probably takes better care of it's employees than most in the industry. It's benefits are great. The social side of things are amazing, with awesome seasonal parties and generally employees feel appreciated for their efforts. Jagex's work life balance in comparison to other companies in the industry is exemplary, where crunching is the norm in other developers Jagex always tries to avoid this on a cultural level and also attempts to make it worth your while if the situation is unavoidable.

Cons

In the past senior management was ignorant of the competition and thus lacked vision. Experience in the industry was seriously lacking in Senior management, it's positions being filled by close friends rather than with those possessing necessary skills and experience. Thankfully this is something that is changing, slowly. The original product has remained the golden goose and new IP must be developed for long term success. Any new products are likely to be hobbled by serious engine constraints, lack of imagination and forward thinking in decision making and direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a wealth of resources in Jagex. Video game players from every demographic and people with an intimate understanding of the medium. I believe you would be shocked at how few actually use our product and in developing future products I believe it's necessary to have a more inclusive atmosphere in the early idea stages if we are develop products that can compete in the marketplace and have anything imaginative or unique about them.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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