Pocket Gems

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Awesome people, supportive culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Pocket Gems loves hiring people with unrealized potential. Probably because of that, the culture is extremely collaborative, with a focus on crowdsourcing ideas and mentoring individuals. Many of the recent hires are new college grads, and the more experienced "gemmers" are committed to making these new employees successful.

Innovation has always been a priority for the company, as opposed to doing fast-follows or reskins. While Pocket Gems' most successful games are in the same "social gaming simulation" genre, they aggressively explore risky new themes and new mechanics. In addition, the company has begun exploring new genres in recent months.

Cons

It can be intimidating to be surrounded by people who are smarter than you. No one is slacking off here. Fortunately, everyone is humble and committed to seeing the best ideas win out in the end.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Amazing People. Amazing place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pros:
        - Great people. The people are brilliant, hard-working, and fun to be around. It feels like you're just hanging out with friends making video games.
        - Small teams. Your work has a big impact. You're not just another cog in the wheel - what you build, you ship out quickly,
        - Fast iterations. We move very quick, and try to push out updates every week to two weeks.
        - Amazing network. The people are amazing. The energy here is exciting. This is the place to be.

    Cons

    Cons:
        - Fast paced environment. Definitely not a place for slow moving people.

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

    Amazing People. Amazing Place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pros:
        - Great people. The people are brilliant, hard-working, and fun to be around. It feels like you're just hanging out with friends making video games.
        - Small teams. Your work has a big impact. You're not just another cog in the wheel - what you build, you ship out quickly,
        - Fast iterations. We move very quick, and try to push out updates every week to two weeks.
        - Amazing network. The people are amazing. The energy here is exciting. This is the place to be.

    Cons

    Cons:
        - Fast paced environment. Definitely not a place for slow moving people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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