King Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. accountant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

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

    Pros

    Great environment and career opportunities

    Cons

    it's an intense experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    good work place for entry level

    Cons

    Need to improve infrastructure of this company

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Creative Champions, Care & Craft, Fun & Friendly

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    Current Employee - Corporate Function in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Function in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at King full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The title of this review is 3 of King's 5 values, and the company and its employees really live these values. Interesting work, friendly (and clever!) colleagues, great work life balance, beautiful offices with great perks. Staff really believes in the games and management has a strong strategy. Excellent diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Sometimes the office is too fun! Also, there has been massive expansion in the last year so it will be a challenge to maintain the culture with all of the growth. Not a lot of transparency on status of games in the pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue your focus on maintaining King's culture and your engagement with employees (the CEO's quarterly state of the company calls are great). For the most part, just keep doing what you are doing.

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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    Benefits are good, creative environment, good atmosphere. Projects are interesting and the company has the means to what it wants.

    Cons

    Very consensus based. Bad place for people who need to give orders all the time. Loners will not do well, it's a very collaborative environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A nice experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Developer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Game Developer in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    The people are generally nice and there is a culture of exchanging experience between offices which means there are a lot of possibilities to travel and meet other people. There is a generous budget for activities.

    Cons

    The culture is becoming more corporate with extra layers of hierarchy appearing. The same applies to benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although top management stresses that we are open and that it is ok to fail, the message gets lost somewhere in the middle.

    Recommends
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  7. nounsence

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    There is no pros and no development

    Cons

    Not employee frndly in job field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nouncecnse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    Great place to work. Autonomy and team ownership of parts of the business. A great culture and values system.

    Cons

    None that I can't think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great to work with such talented people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    King hires good people and the culture in the studio I work in is great. People are friendly and welcoming and seem good at what they do - there's a diverse culture with a lot of different perspectives. This is a good place to learn!
    You get to travel as well, although it is not mandatory. The offices are fun too and they offer great internal programmes where you can transfer. Good work life balance too.

    Cons

    There is so much growth, which is good and bad. Good because things change frequently and there is good energy, but bad because some of the middle managers have been promoted too quickly. They have grown so fast that people get lots of responsibility quickly, but some of those should not have that responsibility...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training to managers. Mainly on communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    A great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at King full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Human oriented. Talented people who are giving all the good of them. Great professional opportunities in an amazing environment (a lot of fun and benefits). Huge recommendation!

    Cons

    Not everyone could work for King, need a special culture fit. Elements like flexible hours, Fun activities, high autonomy, fast business etc. don't allow everyone to feel comfortable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at King

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    -- No crunch!
    -- Fantastic health care benefits
    -- You get to travel with the company (entire company travels to a new location every 6 months)

    - Young and enthusiastic colleagues
    -- Spontaneously arranged (and company sponsored) groups for soccer, floor ball, board games etc..

    Cons

    - Experiencing heavy growth
    -- A lot of time spent bringing new people up to speed means slower progress

    - At times there's friction between offices with different cultures

    - Not a super strong gamer culture throughout the company (which can be both good and bad)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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