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good startup

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends

Pros

It's a good place if you're looking for a startup experience. Good management. Good peeps. Good business model.

Cons

You'll work harder than you thought you could work.

Advice to Management

Try to focus more. There are lots of opportunities to chase; be more selective.

Other Employee Reviews for Playspan

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Startup" Refuses to Grow Up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    PlaySpan works in an interesting business space, and there are a lot of dedicated people there keeping things running. They have partnerships with a LOT of big games companies, too, so there's (top-line, anyway) revenue coming in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it's run horribly. Most employees are hired as part-time interns and then worked way more than 40 hours a week. Upper management is amazingly cheap. Nothing is documented, and things only run because they're hacked together at the last minute to overcome the complete lack of architectural planning, or significant planning of any kind. The management style is best described as "openly hostile", and they also claim to have a "flat" organization -- which means, in practice, that executives will steal people from one another's projects constantly. And also means that the CEO meddles directly in everything. And if you interview there, expect to be pressured to sign an offer letter before you leave -- be sure you get *everything* you negotiate down in writing before you do, too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire in accordance with the level of work you want done. Stop being afraid to spend money. Stop hiring kids off the street at SJSU and start paying for people with actual experience. Unflatten the org, hire people with actual management experience, and let them manage. Unless, of course, you really are committed to selling out in a year or two, in which case: good luck to you, and to whoever buys your bill of goods.


  2. Good development methodologies with cutting edge technologies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Playspan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, cutting edge technologies, good guidance

    Cons

    more load, less spacious, no canteen facility


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