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Fun, interesting, not really what I was expecting

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Kixeye full-time for less than a year

Pros

Culture is great. My team is great. My boss is great. Work comes in at a steady pace, I'm never required to stay longer than normal working hours. Unlimited PTO, company-wide bonus system to be enacted this year

Cons

I personally like the CEO but he rubs >80% of the company the wrong way. The game EPs are almost always in "sky is falling" mode. 25-35% of the company probably doesn't know what their main responsibilities are.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more senior staff who know what they're doing. Don't think that because you don't add new content in a game all its users are gonna flock away immediately. Take some time to fix more bugs to help retain players better.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best job of my career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great products
    Great perks
    Nice office
    Lots of smart people

    Simply put, I think a lot of other gaming companies in North America either don't get it or simply don't have a passion for making good games. Especially in the "social' space.

    Cons

    Hours can be long during crunch times.
    We've grown fast and made a few hiring mistakes.

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    Don't sell your soul and don't sacrifice quality for scale

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Making games that we like ourselves

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Makes awesome games with a low tolerance for office politics and BS. The games are original instead of imitations of things already done, and they don't sequel things to death or make "last year's hit only better". The focus is on getting things done and getting them done well, and they don't answer to any outside publishers' or investors' schedules.

    Cons

    Cons? There's cons to working at KIXEYE? About the only con of working at KIXEYE is that nobody spells KIXEYE with all caps like they're supposed to! :P

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget what got you here. Keep making games that are awesome, keep doing things your own way and out-executing everyone in the business.

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