Mythic Entertainment

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Once a great studio that held family-like values that has since been absorbed by the corporate machine"

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Former Employee - Producer  in  Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Producer in Fairfax, VA

I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

- It has a history of being a small studio that accomplished big things that others had once scoffed at. Dark Age of Camelot was the best thing they ever did and is still an icon in the MMOG industry.
- Located in beautiful Fairfax, Virginia

Cons

- Upper management has never taken responsibility for their decisions.
- Studio has been in decline over the past few years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to take responsibility for failings, not just the credit for success.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is not all fun and games!

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    Former Employee - QA Technician  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - QA Technician in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment

    Pros

    Lots of company swag.
    Studios events and outings
    Worked with some good people

    Cons

    Hire people who not only love games but have other skills that can help the company grow and innovate.
    Tell people the truth from the beginning, no one likes a surprise that puts their job and personal life at risk.
    Management and Upper management were not on the same page and the employees suffered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Show interest in them and they will do the same for you. Compensate your talent so they remain your talent.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mythic is a nice break from a real workplace.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment

    Pros

    Mythic is a great place for young people interested in the games industry. Lots of freedom to creative and innovate. Constant exposure to the gamer subculture, and a general encouragement from management to know the industry. Pre-launch, Mythic was free with its perks and little bonuses. Post-launch, perhaps not so much. Still, the basis for an enjoyable and low pressure work environment is there, though it sometimes does cost many additional working hours. While you're working, however, it's hard to complain. Backed by EA, Mythic has considerably more stability than other game companies, though double zero is still zero. Can you dig it?

    Cons

    Essentially a day-care center for creative adults. Sketchy business model results in decisions made based on customer and VP whims rather than sound principles. There is a distinct lack of communication between VPs, through the director level, and down to the grunts. VPs can sometimes play one team off another, or are downright duplicitous. They expect employees to fight for their projects and teams, rather than have clear directives pushed down to the various departments so they can work together toward a common goal. Cooperation is not fostered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take away Mark Jacobs' internet access.

    Doesn't Recommend
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