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Sr. Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Playdom full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Friendly environment, people care about their jobs, dotted with smart people, interesting work, they feed you, you get to play games at work.

Cons

Don't be late when the food comes. You'll have to stand in line for 5-10 minutes!

Advice to Management

Employees are great. I think management is so so.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Revolving Door

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    Former Contractor - Would Rather Not Say in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Would Rather Not Say in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Playdom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free food, Facebook games, etc..

    Cons

    Disorganized!
    Little consideration whatsoever or respect for people.
    Did not understand how to leverage people's skills.
    Had no clue how to properly test games (I was one of the highest ranked players of two of their top games with no outside help, at the time I joined the company and I watched in amazement at how they attempted to test things. It was cute but sad).

    Advice to Management

    Do ont make assumptions about people's ideal role in the company, solely based on their previous jobs or your team leads' biases and insecurities
    Check in with your employees regularly
    Allow employees to review managers and team leads!
    Encourage everyone in the company to play games (seriously -- it works)
    Remind team leads to check their egos at the door!!!


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    Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Playdom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Playdom was acquired by Disney Interactive Media in 2010 and even if it sits under a giant's umbrella, I love the fact that it continues to have a start-up environment and a fast pace.
    It is a flat organization where the distance from thinking to doing is very short.
    Management is available and friendly.
    The free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks add to the fun of being here.
    Very professional environment and friendly.

    Cons

    No Cons so far. Need more time with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicaton with the employees can be definitely improved!


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