Kixeye

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Ambition rising, execution declining

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

I worked at Kixeye full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Very challenging problems to solve. Very smart people to work with. Great job perks. Lots of different technologies to work with.

Cons

The culture of fear the company said they were moving away from has actually returned with a vengeance. No matter how good you are, or how hard you work, you could be fired at any time for any reason, even if only to be made an example of to keep others complicit. This creates an atmosphere of blame, deception, very poor decision making. There is a lack of skilled middle management and many managing people for the first time with little or no training.
Engineers to do not have an equal say in project management or scope and yet get blamed for an inability to meet deadlines they did not agree to and thus most of the time is crunch time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are driving away your best talent by not listening to them. Take the time to understand why things are not working before destroying a project. Understand problems are generally not fixed by just firing people. You may want to start by seeing how you may be part of the driving factor behind the problems as instead of blaming the people on the ground you are ignoring.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

109 Other Employee Reviews for Kixeye (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    It's hands-down the best career choice I"ve made.

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Open, vibrant, culture
    -Laser-focus on quality products
    -Immense growth and development opportunities

    Cons

    It's the game industry so if one isn't passionate about the products, it may be a turn-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the open culture that's been developed while still communicating business objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The best game company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    - Constant learning experiences both within your team and within the org as a whole
    - Hyper agile and responsive work force
    - Strong culture of accountability
    - Very transparent and high-performing senior management who care about employee growth
    - Passionate people everywhere
    - Teams are kept small

    Cons

    - Fast-paced work environment is not for everybody
    - The company has grown really (too?) fast
    - It has become impossible to know everybody in the company
    - The work environment can be a bit high-pressured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Cross-team collaboration can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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