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this dog stinks

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Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA

Pros

+ Free lunch and dinner, free blue bottles coffee all day
+ no one there will help you set goals but yourself. if you like this kind of freedom, this place is for you.

Cons

- zero focus: change directions all the time because either management don't care or they don't know what's going on. clueless or just plain lazy. that's "Be your ceo" model. you make upper management left to do nothing but collecting paychecks.

- HR dept is the most worthless , shameful dept i ever met. they build backbones around college grads. and only top game studios gets the bread. the rest of us gets the crumbs / weak hires. they failed to provide any real helps to make a dept successful. they suck, period.

- Central QA is a joke. the whole dept is made of game testers and they were unqualified to force to test complex platforms. couldn't catch any critical bugs but central qa and their QA managers kept saying central qa is great for the studio. bs. look at how many bugs you couldn't find because you are not capable. and of course, it falls outside of the scope of qa coverage so it didn't count as misses. another bs. worthless team. should hire real QAs with computer science degrees.

- PMs are jokes there. no freaking confidences on what they are producing. so they decide to run 10 to 20 different experiments to our customers for given releases.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

step up and take ownership.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Super Fun Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Lots of fun, High base salary, People are nice, Good Benefit

    Cons

    Not very stable, Stock is low, Hard to ship attracting games

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great to place to learn product management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues
    - Data-driven culture
    - Good office/food/benefit
    - Location
    - Open to recruite smart people with no PM/Tech experience

    Cons

    - Instability for the future
    - The culture varies by studios

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what we are good at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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