Mad Catz Interactive Reviews

Updated May 19, 2015
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Mad Catz Interactive President, CEO,and Director, Mad Catz Interactive and Mad Catz, Inc. Darren Richardson
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  1. Good people bad management

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    Former Contractor - Web Development in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Web Development in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mad Catz Interactive as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and love working in the industry.

    Cons

    Horribly mismanaged to the point of throwing good money after bad countless times.

    Advice to Management

    Quit or take responsibility.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A one trick pony with no clear compelling vision/ strategy for the future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mad Catz Interactive full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Salary is the only thing positive about the place. People on whole whole are nice with one exception.

    Cons

    At a product development and management level the company is surprisingly narrow minded, stubbornly traditional and very stuck in their ways. This comes across as a visible negative or a resistive attitude to any kind of change from the very beginning. Teamwork and cooperation is just a motivational poster on the wall. In a market that is increasingly dominated by both old and new comers Logitech and Razor, it is surprising to still see product strategies & road maps that are convoluted, complex, poorly understood and very often over engineered or designed. One egotistical management individual holds surprisingly far too much power. A cohesive design and branding strategy is virtually non-existent and what is there is seriously outdated with no sign of injecting a fresh DNA or blood into the look and feel of the brand. As a result there is no cohesion with the marketing or online retail shop making the website and the product look like a time jump to a 1990 transformers era.

    Advice to Management

    Replace inept individuals, and find better capable and more open minded people to lead and manage - not just engineers Seriously invest in a coherent, simple and direct company strategy and branding Bring in new blood from both the east as well as near for both low to high level positions Make your products look modern Shorten your product development make your products simpler to not only design or make but for consumers to understand Overhaul your product line by out sourcing if you have to Don’t over complicate your products by making them be all dancing all singing Improve your company culture



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