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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Trendy Entertainment full-time for more than a year

Pros

-good group of Employees
-talented developers, artists and teams
-Interesting people

Cons

-Horrible/ Inexperienced management
-Abusive and controlling boss
-Low wages / No perks
-Crunch Time / Overtime hours are constant and mandatory despite contracts
-Experience and knowledge is not respected or allowed
-Lead and senior positions are a farce. Only person making decisions is boss, despite lack of knowledge
-Questionable business practices
-Constant threats / inappropriate behavior from management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees with respect and allow leads, senior positions and directors to do their jobs. There are many very innovative individuals working for this company who suffer daily under poor working conditions, arbitrary deadlines and slimy management. I do not understand how the artist teams deal with the uninformed decisions made by upper management. It's bad enough in our room and yet, I know they have it even worse off than we do. I have never worked for someone who is so afraid of his own employees before that he treats them like bad kids and while I may not be one of the vocal ones in the office I am secretly ashamed of working for this company by the way it treats the people it employs.

Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Trendy Entertainment

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whirlwind of development, art and programming.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Trendy Entertainment

    Pros

    A challenging unique environment, developing cutting edge games using Unreal technology. A group of tight-knit artists and developers working towards their dreams.

    Cons

    Brutal crunch periods, long work hours. Little work-life balance emphasis. Little opportunity for internal advancement, and lack of motivating influences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on recruiting and retaining top talent. Turnover is dangerous to any business, but especially indie studios.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trendy has a lot of good potential and talented people but is still in the baby stages of development as a studio.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Trendy Entertainment

    Pros

    -Some cool and high scoring (in reviews) projects.
    -The chance to work on many different kinds of games.
    -Chance to learn new things.
    -Good workmates.
    -Good opportunity to try your hand at different parts of development (if you are ambitious enough)
    -Cost of living in Gainesville is low and people are fairly nice.
    -Health insurance.

    Cons

    -Long work hours plus weekends in many cases.
    -Current studio space is cramped and inefficient.
    -Very few company perks.
    -Projects are not given enough planning time.
    -Pipeline is pretty sloppy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the pipeline, learn from employee feedback, the studio is too small for communication to be this sloppy. More perks asap :)

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