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Great place to learn and grow!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Storm8 full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- Management proactively develops and invests in their people.
- Great corporate culture - extremely collaborative and fun
- Ability to really expand yourself into lots of different areas of interests
- Exciting to be a part of such a successful and growing company

Cons

- Commute : Storm8 is only located in Redwood City, CA

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Fantastic People, Great Products, and a company I believe in!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Storm8 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing and there's a real progressive attitude towards improving the company. The hours are extremely flexible and allow me to actually have a life. It's all about results for Storm8 and if you're a performer then there's nothing to worry about. I actually left my job at Google to pursue opportunities with Storm8 and I'm very pleased with my decision. I feel that Storm8's culture is similar to Google's, just on a smaller scale.

    Cons

    Everyone sits in a huge open space and it can sometimes be distracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the push for diversity going.

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  2. Some growing pains but really good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Storm8 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are awesome, hard working and talented.
    Everyone is very respectful of each other and super chill. Not a lot of drama.
    Very top light. Founders are super nice.
    Lots of real gamers work here, which means that lots of people are always pushing for fun and game-play, which is rare in free to play casual game development.
    Pimp your desk competition where the studio gives you money to make your desk unique.
    Dog friendly.
    Culture is somehow being kept, despite the rapid growth. There is a focus on hiring nice people.
    Very well-stocked kitchen.
    Good benefits package, gym in the vicinity is basically free.

    Cons

    Founders are very involved, which sometimes is bad, and sometimes good.
    Decision making tends to be driven by money making more than fun, but there are enough people fighting for fun that generally some fun is achieved by the time a game submits.
    Hard to have your hard work acknowledged unless the game is monetizing well.
    Loud work environment. Feels crammed sometimes.
    Sticking to quarterly plans doesn't always happen. Lots of last minute crunching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are present through the development of each project, if you are going to be involved. It's frustrating to have directors and founders be absent through the beginning of a project, only to swoop down and make tons of demands towards the end. Also, make sure to reward people's hard work regardless of the success of the game.

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