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Not in a million years did I ever think it would be this bad

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Current Employee - Wont Say in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Wont Say in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, free lunch, location, beer on tap

Cons

1. Management: They are only concerned about what is best for them. They constantly say they care about employees, but screw them when given the opportunity. You are told you can speak your mind, then when you do, you find yourself in the next round of layoffs or restructuring which happens every 6 months. 2. Politics: If you are not part of the in crowd, then you are lied to and treated poorly. 3. Leadership: Two members of the executive team are related which is a conflict of interest. 4. Corruption: Given the politics of the leadership team, there are cover ups to rank and file employees. Important topics are swept under the rug and you are told to not double cross leadership for fear of being let go. 5. IPO track-while the company is doing well, the company protects the poorest performers because they are friends with leadership. 6. HR: The team has restructured so many time employees see it as a running joke. Employees are afraid to approach HR as there is no trust. Last year several employees just dissappeared during a round of layoffs. Employees were told nothing. Just poof and gone--just like everyone else.

Advice to Management

Not sure what to say here. I couldn't in good conscious say anyone should succumb themselves to such deceit, lies, bribery and cover ups. As soon as I find another job, I am out of here. Just not worth the constant fear of being next in the next restructure. God help this company and those who would ever buy them in an IPO. They will lose all of their money.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Software Engineer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Kabam as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Work with smart individuals and everyone is willing to help.
    -Learn new things everyday.
    -Company is always trying to improve and maintain a strong place in the gaming industry.
    -Treated as a junior engineer not just an inter.
    -Contribute to real company projects.

    Cons

    Must work extra hours as an intern because a lot is expected of you.


  2. Helpful (5)

    In danger of losing it's vision.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, wonderful perks, takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Instability, corporate restructures often, company over-obsession with "hits" has a tendency to bloat projects and over inflate expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be creative again. Stop chasing the latest trend. Nobody becomes an industry leader by "fast-following". Don't neglect opportunities for niche hits. Stop asking investment bankers to design games.


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