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Professional, fun, constant learning

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Former Employee - Producer  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX

I worked at Playdom full-time for more than a year

Pros

It is a very open culture that encourages teams to learn from each other, and to build on each other's successes.

Cons

Remote studios have more difficulty working with the central departments at headquarters than the in-house studios.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Employees are great. I think management is so so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Revolving Door

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

    I worked at Playdom as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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