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Helpful (12)

Good people, but keep your head down!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Kixeye full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great facilities, talented team members in general, and great opportunities to work on large projects. Great pay & benefits. If there are enough layers between you and the top execs, it can be a rewarding & high energy experience.

Cons

Executive management is rule-by-fear. Their inability to execute successfully in Mobile games has left them vulnerable and scared, and this leads to thrashing & chaos. This is more of a con the higher up in the organization you are working.

Advice to Management

Get rid of Harbin and get back to the values of the founders, Dave & Paul.

Other Employee Reviews for Kixeye

  1. Helpful (16)

    KIXEYE is a sad, pathetic place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ops in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ops in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kixeye full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people that work for this company.

    Cons

    Lets see, KIXEYE misleads you about the quarterly bonuses (it is often not paid or paid less than the full amount) the culture is a train wreck (culture of fear), some of the execs are terrible leaders (the CFO is the only worthy exec), they do not value people and are quick to terminate. The problem is a top down issue that those at the top are ignorant or unable to see or change the issues, despite indicating them. Those who work hard and stand out usually wash out because peers throw them under bus. The smarter ones don't tend to last a year and move on. Very few actually make it to their one year anniversary.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO, the CTO and a few of your VP's. Time to clean house and bring in fresh new leadership that leads, inspires, cares about people and will work to improve the company, the culture, the customer service, the companies reputation and the games. The CEO sits in his office and play games all day and barks at people. Will is not a people person, is not friendly has an serious ego and attitude problem and is responsible for the broken "culture of fear" that plagues the company. He is overpaid for what he does and is not CEO material, he should be a game test engineer or game designer. The way you handle OKR's is neurotic and a huge waste of time and resources.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I love my job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented employees have landed at KIXEYE which makes the job rewarding on all levels. For me, this has translated to a great mentor and co-workers that make work exciting and challenging on a daily basis. One of the best perks is having catered lunch that you would have made reservations for (Barbacco, Delica, Limon, Sol Food, etc.)

    Cons

    While some may say that there's stereotyping or discrimination, as a female employee, I haven't found that to be the case. Issues from past employees usually stem from lack of technical skill or lack of time managements skills - the pace of work is extremely fast.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality and spotting an eye for talent


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