Midway Games Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
15 Reviews

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15 Reviews
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Midway Games Chairman & CEO Warner Brothers Barry M. Meyer
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  1.  

    Legendary Company

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None required! Great work everyone!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RIP Midway

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Midway Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people but no vision.

    Cons

    Horrible facility and poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Deathmarch

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Midway Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is gone, now bankrupt

    Cons

    Bad Corporate Management Decisions ended it all

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Creative Development

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    Former Employee - Lead Programmer  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer in North Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Midway Games full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people. Bad management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Midway Games

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    They went out of business.

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Midway Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They paid people on time.

    Cons

    They went out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to go out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    very political and clique-ish environment.

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    Former Employee - Level Artist  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Level Artist in Austin, TX

    I worked at Midway Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    very talented people to learn from.

    Cons

    political and very uncomfortable working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    discontinue the clique-mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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

    I have been working at Midway Games

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Place went Bankrupt

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Midway Games

    Pros

    Good place to get experience, without having to really worry about accountability.

    Cons

    There were many reasons we went bankrupt....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where to start...

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Beware of Midway Chicago.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Midway Games

    Pros

    Most people got a office.

    Cons

    Raises were very low, information was kept very guarded and rarely shared amongst other, even of the same team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to casual games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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