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Helpful (3)

Smoke and Mirrors

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Playfirst full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

- Location - Nice food perks, such as free snacks - Benefits - The Few good people left who haven't been terminated and are trying to make good games.

Cons

- Unqualified "executives" who are poor people managers, lack integrity and are more concerned with protecting themselves than with providing a positive work environment (such that employees do not feel empowered nor are they recognized for all the sacrifices they have made for the company). - All reviews processes have been removed and so you are just left scratching your head as to if you're working towards anything ever and if there is any improvements it might be too late. - Irrational decision making - see advice

Advice to Management

If you disagree with someones opinion or ideas try figure out a solution instead of terminating them so you can sweep it under the rug. Don't let VPs bully their own team members and throw them under the bus.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great people, dysfunctional leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Orinda, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Orinda, CA

    I have been working at Playfirst

    Pros

    Great people, casual environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is constantly changing and as it does, so does your role in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with your people.


  2. Wonderful people make this a great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Playfirst

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Number one reason: the people. They are smart, talented, funny, and best of all? Decent human beings. Next are the perks - playing games for work, the game room, free food, laptops for every employee, the great view of the bay.

    Cons

    Some departments aren't treated as well as others - some have a great work-life balance, others are overworked though they try to give them lots of food to keep them sane.

    Advice to Management

    Love the games we make, be sincerely passionate about the industry that we're in.


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