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This company attracts good people and great talent

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Former Employee - Art Production Manager  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Art Production Manager in Austin, TX

Pros

They provide good benefits and progressive policies like offering health coverage for domestic partners. They also allow individual teams to have a lot of autonomy, which is risky but great if you're successful in delivering a good product.

Cons

Like any game company, you are vulnerable to team-wide layoffs if you're a developer.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company seems to publish good games, but it is poorly managed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The Seattle facility is in a good location.
    Owns studios, like ArenaNet, that are actually making good games.

    Cons

    Unclear direction from management.
    Management downsizes everyone except for people that are actually causing problems.
    People that are in charge of the Western game ports don't understand the market; they expect that what worked in Korea will work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Games released in the West should have people familiar with the West in charge, instead of hoping that what worked in Korea will work here. Letting go of people that are good at their job only to keep people that are openly hostile and antagonistic is a recipe for disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    An ocean apart and no understanding of market differences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Great ideas, IP's and possibilities. Wonderful global infrastructure.

    Cons

    Top level executive management in Korea does not understand western markets no cultural differences in employment expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at how much budget you set forth for adapting your games to the western markets, you're currently under. Let those with an understanding of the western markets and employments lead those satellite divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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