Midway Games Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. First Job in the Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time

    Pros

    Worked here for two years in QA. Was lots of hard work but fun.

    Cons

    Testers got treated like second class citizens

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talent in your test department, you shoudl treat them as such.


  2. Nostalgia

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    Former Employee - Localization Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Localization Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people made Midway a great place to work at. Most employees were passionate about the industry. I wish they were still around.

    Cons

    Too much wasteful spending lead to the demise of the company. At times, working on many projects at the same time was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Focus the spending on what's necessary and limit the number of people traveling for any and all meetings. Midway should still be around.


  3. Legendary Company

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time

    Pros

    Best collection of talent I ever had the pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Management was entirely hands-off - a modicum of guidance would have gone a long way

    Advice to Management

    None required! Great work everyone!


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  5. RIP Midway

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    Former Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people but no vision.

    Cons

    Horrible facility and poor management.


  6. Deathmarch

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is gone, now bankrupt

    Cons

    Bad Corporate Management Decisions ended it all


  7. Great Creative Development

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    Former Employee - Lead Programmer in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the freedom to develop my ideas for games and improvements for others and many times this was implemented benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay is sometimes not conmesurated with effort but with results so basically your coworkers are the best of the best you wont find a slacker or camper in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Personally you need to pay people more we would love this place and never leave it.


  8. Great people. Bad management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All of my teammates where great. We were all the best of friends and worked well together even in the tough times.

    Cons

    There was a lot of mismanagement and indecisiveness that lead to a lot of excess or wasted work and unnecessary long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead and trust your employees when they warn against potential pitfalls


  9. They went out of business.

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They paid people on time.

    Cons

    They went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to go out of business.


  10. very political and clique-ish environment.

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    Former Employee - Level Artist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Level Artist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midway Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very talented people to learn from.

    Cons

    political and very uncomfortable working environment.

    Advice to Management

    discontinue the clique-mentality.


  11. We hit the ground running, made a 2 million selling title, advanced specialties

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    high pay, self motivation, role advancement, gourmet hotdog shop next door, advanced gear, world wide development network, big selling titles.

    Cons

    closing doors, let team go without royalties, and considerations. 200 million form a single title, wasnt enough to suit royalties, and pay midway- family debtors.

    Advice to Management

    chose dynamic methods, chose light, visually reprovable techniques, plan form them, make sense, not indulge phat traditions, pay chicago family debts, and take care of an empire, a innovator in american entertainment, midway could see light again.



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