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Great, unless contract

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Current Employee - QA Tester  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - QA Tester in Austin, TX

I have been working at KingsIsle Entertainment as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

The culture and attitude of KingsIsle is amazing. Everyone is really open to everything and there isn't anything that can't be brought up to management/upper management. They understand that people have lives outside of work and do everything to accommodate that.

Cons

Contract employees are contract for at least 1 year before even being considered for full-time. This consideration can take another 15 months. The pay is not livable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove the arbitrary 1 year minimum. Hire based on performance.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Any port in a storm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I worked at KingsIsle Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The bonuses are nice, although how they are calculated and whether they are awarded is opaque.
    Relatively few layoffs for a game company.
    They have a good business model, and are less likely than some game companies to go under.

    Cons

    Opaque management, very little delegation to anyone below the VP level.
    Crunch, although the decision to crunch all the time is one that actually is left up to producers.
    Many layers of middle management who can't actually make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and delegation are watchwords for good management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, poor pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KingsIsle Entertainment

    Pros

    Great company culture, great fun days, individual teams are good, autonomy and trust with time management

    Cons

    Very poor pay, far below industry standard depending on what job role you're filling, and they keep contractors on for YEARS before finally hiring them. Their abuse of the independent contractor system is just awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some people and pay them what they're worth!!

    Negative Outlook
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