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KIXEYE breeds a culture of awesome.

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Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Kixeye full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent Benefits, Very transparent culture, advancement based on merit, flexible hours.

Cons

High pressure environment is not for everybody.

Advice to Management

I have none at this time.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Move fast, work hard, learn a lot and have a blast

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Disclosure: I felt compelled to write a review for KIXEYE after reading some of the bogus reviews here. Voluntary attrition is extremely low and I can think of one or maybe two people who have voluntarily left in the last 9 months that I know of. I very much appreciate that fact that the teams don't do improvement plans and are quick to get rid of someone toxic or who isn't pulling their weight. I relocated to San Francisco for this job, so maybe it's the culture in general in the area, but I appreciate it. There are obvious examples of people who misrepresented themselves during the interview process. You can find their stories here.

    Anyway, coming from a much slower moving company I enjoy the speed in which we work. I feel like we are on the verge of something really great. I was working on one of the existing games and then moved to a new game not yet released. I can say it's exciting to see things progress and even if this was the worst work environment, I'd still want to stay and see this game delivered. Thankfully that's not the case and I love working with my team. I'm constantly challenged and I'm learning. After 12 years in the industry, I don't think I can do much better unless I was running my own company.

    The sexism rumors are not true from what I have observed. There are certainly some engineers on my team who might lack tact and sufficient social skills who say awkward things, but I'd encourage people to check it out for themselves and realize it's a pretty accepting place. The CEO is an easy target because he is direct and opinionated and I'm sure he's rubbed more than a few the wrong way but I agree with most of the decisions he has made. I thought criticisms of him were warranted at first, but I realized he has a very dry sense of humor and doesn't have much of a filter so he says what's on his mind.

    Anyway, the Pros:
    - Fun work
    - Learning a lot and challenged
    - Amazing team
    - Good pay and quarterly bonuses
    - Convenient office in downtown SF
    - "unlimited" vacation

    Cons

    - Work pace can be brutal. Have worked a few weekends here and there
    - Had a very bad experience with my former manager and management should have acted sooner - fortunately, he was terminated
    - The office is getting crowded.
    - Lot's of new faces - I don't know a lot of people outside of my team
    - The shared tech needs lots of work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and more of it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Fun, chaotic, set up to fall..

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

    I worked at Kixeye full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible PTO
    Catered lunch
    Great team, smart people
    Fun and creative workplace

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Snobby executives
    Questionable culture
    No new products for a long time
    High turnover
    High stress

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about the 'culture' and care more for the employees who work hard to make good products


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