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Not The Place For Exciting Innovations In Mobile Game Design

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Playfirst (more than an year)

Pros

- There are still some good/talented people there
- You'll learn how not to manage a team
- You'll learn how not to waste your team's time with meetings
- Basically, you'll learn what not to do

Cons

- Executive staff is not interested in making games that are actually fun, interesting, and intuitively designed
- Monetization strategies are cute/baffling at best
- "Management" is reactionary and not qualified/fit to critique the mobile games space
- HR is unprofessional and passive aggressive
- Company politics is toxic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'm sure you all knew what fun, passion, honesty, and creativity meant before you jumped into the games scene right?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Well balanced, collaborative and transparent company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Playfirst full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Approachable and available leadership.
    * Culture of transparency in decision making.
    * Tries as much as possible to make decisions collaboratively
    * Great food and culture perks - balanced events and perks - I don't feel overwhelmed by activities that could interfere with my job duties, but enough to remind me why I like tech jobs.

    Cons

    * There've been growing pains. The management team really tries to promote up, but sometimes the people that are promoted aren't quite ready for the higher title, and their growing pains become the teams growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting from within is awesome, but maybe use more Jr. titles, and ease into the extra responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its OK company. not much up side

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Playfirst full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good people used to be there.

    Cons

    No business strategy or energy in upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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