Goodgame Studios

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Goodgame Studios Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
32 Reviews
4.4
32 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Good time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time

    Pros

    Very good and friendly atmosphere, no dress code, benefits like cereal, drinks and other. Many events.

    Cons

    The salary could be higher as Hamburg is quite an expensive city, mainly as it comes to accommodation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Worst working experience of my entire career!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to do a intership, due to the fact that most its workforce are interns. Good people and working culture.

    Cons

    GGS hires staff with no games working experience, so they can pay low wages. People with gaming experience do not last because they make them train their interns. After somet ransfer of their knowhow has occur, they fire them, because is cheaper to pay a semitrained intern than a professional. The people that are "well paid" are constantly remided of how much they earned and how great it to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some balls and take some resposibility for your decisions. Always blaming your errors on your staff will get nowhere. Take some business management classes, you need them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Intransparent recruiting process

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goodgame Studios

    Pros

    Company with a strong growth and therefore plenty of job offers in various departments. However, growth is financed by venture capitalists and not by current profits.

    Cons

    The recruiting process is completely intransparent. It seems to be luck to be selected for an interview, even if you fulfill all the requirements. No feedback will be provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly, efficient and accommodating. Not surprised the company is growing so rapidly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Community Manager English
    Current Employee - Junior Community Manager English

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios as a contractor

    Pros

    The application process was extremely efficient.
    The team are extremely friendly.
    The company offers incredible support to those relocating.
    The company is moving forward, great place to start a career in this industry.
    Great benefits and perks to the job.
    They treat people as individuals, giving respect and clarity.
    Lovely people!

    Cons

    no cons come to my mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Goodgame Studios - a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource Management  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Human Resource Management in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a friendly athmosphere and the tasks are demanding

    Cons

    Because Goodgame Studios is a growing company there is a lot to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing gaming company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment due to fast growth. Friendly working culture and focus on a healthy work-life balance. Goodgame Studios also has a unique company culture that makes the place fun to work at.

    Cons

    The biggest con is definitely the poor compensation. Goodgames generally pays less than the industry standard. Also the set up of a work council to represent all employees has been prevented by the management so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to sustain a healthy working climate at Goodgames, the salaries will have to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair company sums it up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Sales Manager  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Online Sales Manager in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee, cereal and beer. They are fair

    Cons

    I would never display cons of a company I work for in public. I think there is much less than you would expect from a company like this in such a growth period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relating to upper engagement. I think they know where to take advice from and know when they need it. They play it very safe even though they have the potential to do a lot more and have the potential to be much more unique. I understand their reasons if that is a route they choose not to take.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most awesome company that I worked for.

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    Current Employee - Game Developer  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - fast growing, constantly improving company
    - great working conditions
    - relaxed, friendly atmosphere
    - they offer great help for newcomers (very important in Hamburg or when you are new in Germany)
    - good benefits (free fruit, gym, language classes and other things...)

    Cons

    - communication problems between departments (but it's getting better)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving, you're going in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic Internship

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

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -A really great work environment, a fantastic balance between work/life balance with the various benefits offered by the company. Employers are careful to employ those who will compliment the healthy working relationships we have as a department, which goes to create a dynamic yet relaxed working environment, making Monday morning something to look forward to!
    -There is a flat heirachy system in place within the department, which allows interns and full time employees to take responsibilites and tasks according to their skills and determination, not their pay-grade, which allows one to remain challenged and motivated.
    - Regular feedback allows very quick growth and development as an employee, also forms good personal bonds with the department/team lead.

    Cons

    As a foreign worker moving to Germany the starting intern wage is difficult to live on with accomodation and various other things to pay for, saviong/external income are required to survive a 6 month internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work! Working for Goodgame Studios is a fantastic experience. Apart from some financial issues my time has been extremely positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Goodgame Studios Response

    Aug 27, 2014Press Officer

    Dear colleague,

    Thank you for your positive feedback about your workplace.

    A healthy work-life balance is very important to us here at Goodgame Studios. We believe this really contributes to a
    ... More

  11.  

    Great challenge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vector Artist  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Vector Artist in Hamburg (Germany)

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The general impression is that the Goodgame Studios is a great challenge for further learning and personal development.
    Working conditions are optimal and relaxing, followed by necessary support , which seems stimulating and motivating for all employees.
    Communication is open and good and contributes to good creative work.
    Building up a team spirit is something really important for this company because we all aspire to the same goal.
    The atmosphere is working but friendly, inspiring and supportive,especially in a cases of newcomers.
    The objective is not only a quality final product, but also the monitoring of the entire working process, and keeping all good interpersonal relationships.

    Cons

    It takes some time to get into a game that is being created for a while, especially if you are joining team in a middle of game development. But your colleagues are there to help you with those problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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