Multimedia Games
3.3 of 5 19 reviews
www.multimediagames.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Multimedia Games Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
Multimedia Games – Austin – “fun”

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71% Approve of the CEO

Multimedia Games CEO Patrick J. Ramsey

Patrick J. Ramsey

(7 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great market growth opporunities but lack of clear strategic vision and accountibility

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsTalented, fun, fearless people
Huge potential for market growth
Unique, interesting industry

ConsLack of accountibility
Poor strategic vision
Poor communication from management to employees
Lack of career advancement
High stress mode of operation

Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in the company's potential and put more effort in trying to grow the company versus trying to unload the problems. Strong and clear strategic vision and leadership are greatly needed.

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Great culture, no growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsGreat culture
Great co-workers
Innovative environment
Great work-life balance

ConsInadequate compensation (until you find another job)
flat structure leads to not as much growth opportunities
some members of executive management short sighted and sometimes plain incompetent

Advice to Senior Managementevaluate your worth, evaluate worth of employees regularly. If they're seriously looking for another job, it's already too late. keep up the culture and innovative environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place, great talent, lack of senior mgmt vision

Director (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsCompensation
People
Organization
Work / Life Balance
Leading edge in MS technologies

ConsLack of "real" senior strategic vision.
HUGE compensation gap between execs and VPs and Director.
Lack of inductry visionaries.
Removed from industry because of location.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire 2 of the 6 partners (the ones that are never here), This company needs more indians and less Chiefs. Having execs that don't even have a permanent residence in Austin is demoralizing, specially when they make insane amounts of money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Getting better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Multimedia Games

ProsNo dress code
New management making better decisions
Ping Pong ladder tournaments weekly. Even the execs play
Hard work is now recognized and rewarded

ConsNo clear vision of the future of the company from upper management
Cost cutting started to get irritating, hard to fund projects or back-fill needed positions

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making good financial decisions, however, you need to figure out how to hold on the the remaining talent... And perhaps even attract some new talent? The stock has gone up since all the cost cutting, but without talented employees you won't have a product to sell.

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A quick, basic review of the company.

Developer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsFast Paced environment. Company Barbeque's. Fun and exciting projects. Co-workers are fun, friendly, and intelligent.

ConsCompany seems to spread itself thin in new product development. While this can be attributed to the industry's demands, it would be nice to see growth in the use of products already in the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on acquiring/developing new game titles to expand our selection in current markets. Seek out additional markets that can utilize our existing products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazingly Refreshing!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI've heard of the 'dark days' of MGAM but have no frame of reference. This has been one of the greatest companies I have worked for. The environment fosters creativity and the atmosphere is electric with happy people!

Great:

Pay
Atmosphere
Perks
Coworkers
Revenue

ConsThe workload is a bit much, but such is to be expected when a company is growing at this rate. A great problem to have.

As the previous reviewer stated, the HQ being on 360 is a pain in the rump. The traffic to and from is HORRIBLE!

Not so great:

Growing too fast! :P
Traffic on 360. :(

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. You guys are doing amazing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Times have changed at MGAM!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time for less than a year

ProsGREAT work/life balance, everyone knows you by name not EEID, On the rise company with a start-up feel, casual dress/culture, and most importantly, even the CEO knows who you are!

ConsNot MGAM's fault, but commute to corp HQ can be a pain some days.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees needs/wants and be more interactive around the office. Yes, your busy, but who isn't!!??

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employee oriented company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

Pros-Growth and lateral move potential
-Flexible work hours
-Employee appreciation
-Headed in the right direction in the industry

Cons-Office is in a very inaccessible part of town

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Multimedia Games is a hidden gem in the Austin high tech gaming scene.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMultimedia Games has a great work-life balance.

ConsThe traffic on 360 is the only major downfall.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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