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Laid off after more than a decade

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA

Pros

Employees receive free movie DVDs several times a year and occasional screenings of new movies. Warner Brothers owns a large number of interesting IPs.

Cons

Upper management is excessively risk-averse and short sighted leading to a creatively stagnant environment and frequent layoffs of loyal and talented employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Driving talented and loyal developers away to make your quarterly budgets look good is a shortsighted solution at best.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kirkland office is unstable

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    Pros

    The work is fun and challenging. The people are great.

    Cons

    The studio goes through annual layoffs. Sometimes it is more often than that. They layoff people whenever a title is ready to launch. The pay is lower than other nearby studios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead so you have something to do with all these people when a project ends. There is no need to go through massive hires and layoffs every year when a little planning will save you all that time, money, and reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance is ok. Pay is average, fun product to work for

    Cons

    Personal and professional growth is very slow. I have been in my role for 2.5 years and nothing has changed. There are people that are in positions higher than me, that got there based on time spent with the company than really meriting it. Very demotivating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employee growth, promote professional movement, create more rewarding pay structure, and get rid of people who do not perform instead of promoting them for sticking to their position.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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