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Current Employee - Player Experience  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Player Experience in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Kabam full-time for more than a year

Pros

Better than most other game companies
Good Health Care
Free Snacks

Cons

Low Pay
Ineffectual management
Consistently disappointed and discouraged by management
Lack of planning and foresight

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to delegate and properly manage people.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    A poorly managed company with zero interedt in games or their customer.

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at Kabam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Catered lunch daily
    Unlimited PTO
    Decent benefits for singles
    Strong Analytical potential
    Nice company sponsored events
    They've hired some amazing people

    Cons

    President is a meglomanic, cry baby, egotistical, money pit who is surrounded by Yes men and sexually subserviant women.
    Cronyism and infidelity are common among upper management.
    Company has copied and pasted the same game design for so long they have no idea how to move forward and have no design skills
    No creativity in any of the internal SF studios. Quite possibly the worst game design anywhere save Arkadium.
    Satelite studios are treated like disposable contractors not team mates.
    Sudden company re-orgs and shifts in focus make for riches to rags development practices.
    Lack of solid analytic application, do to lack of game design knowledge leads to glorified slot machines and inferior clones of successful games.
    Bonus programs are always changed and minimize the contributions of their most valuable players.
    Managers are hired fire the sole purpose of closing out projects.
    They layoff more great people than they can keep due to poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The President should ask himself. "Are we aligned?" when he's out of a job.

    In general, listen more to your traditionally trained game designers and engineers. These are your greatest tools. Put pride in your game development and not just the profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience in Kabam

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kabam

    Pros

    really smart and sharp team. Great execution capability

    Cons

    Needs to beef up the fun part. Great monetization strategy, lacking in producing inspiring game

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