Multimedia Games
3.4 of 5 20 reviews
www.multimediagames.com Austin, TX 500 to 999 Employees

Multimedia Games Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Multimedia Games – Austin – “fun”

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3.4 20 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Multimedia Games CEO Patrick J. Ramsey

Patrick J. Ramsey

(8 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    You can work in a good silo, or in a very bad silo. Either way it's a silo...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsStrong company with a decent client base will likely be around for a while.

    Cons1) Location location location. The location is horrible.
    1a) Depending on what department you work for: inflexible work hours. Mandatory core hours force employees to drive on 360 during peak hours resulting in insane commute times.
    2) Depending on what department you work for: management can be awful. Departments run on fear. Backstabbing. Active undermining. Seriously hostile work environment type stuff.
    3) Depending on what department you work for: absolutely NO career path. In fact, when members of the team wanted to pursue alternate career paths, they were actively prohibited from doing so.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long hard look at your middle management structure and decide if it is really worth continuing to pay those people to chase away top talent.

    If you are looking for stable employment and a paycheck, this is a solid place to work. If you want a career, look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company doesn't care about their employee.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot too many pros compared to other companies from I heard. I don't like the company personally

    ConsVery shitty pay for current employer even the company is running good. The workload is super heavy in term of the compensation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Short sighted management, lacks vision beyond one or two quarters at the most

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCasual work environment and work / life balance
    Some career growth possible
    Good location
    Ok compensation

    ConsDisloyal senior management trying to sell the company
    No accountability in senior management
    Too political for a company this small
    No real innovation done recently, just renaming past products
    Too much disparity between groups
    Losing talented people either voluntarily or forcing them out
    Immoral practices

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce executive compensation. Invest in employees instead. Get rid of politics. Promote/commend employees who do the real work, not who are taking credit for it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go elsewhere if you consider your career growth important

    (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsPay is fair
    Good work/home life balance
    Unique work experience working with Indian casino gaming
    Casual work environment and dress code

    ConsTraining is virtually nonexistent
    Disorganized in a lot of business processes
    Support from management is lacking at times
    Employees are placed in positions without consideration of their qualifications or their career path

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you unilaterally pigeonhole your employees into undesirable positions, you're pretty much telling them you don't value them as employees and they will go elsewhere. Start treating your employees as partners instead of flunkies. Work with them on their career paths to find the best fit for both the employee and the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople at this company are really fun to work with

    ConsNot a lot of growth as far as moving up

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    I do what I love...that's all that matters...

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood work environment, laid back, opportunities.

    Consunderpaid, undervalued, management plays favorites

    Advice to Senior Managementgive other's a chance to shine

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

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    Decent culture but not that great

    Software Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsFun people and decent environment

    ConsPoorly rewarded employees and poor management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting line of work but with little chance for professional growth.

    Senior Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGet to work in a field (gaming/gambling) that is unusual and few people get to see. Lots of interesting and behind the scenes view into casinos.

    ConsYou will be worked hard and expected to be available for support at all hours of the night. You may have to travel at any given moment with very little notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation to employees that go the extra mile. Offer bonuses and stock to employees that put in extra time and effort or go above and beyond.

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    Good job for a time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, and I learned a lot. They used cutting edge server and data base technology, interesting field. Good hiring practices.

    ConsExtreme number of late night support calls. Too many projects with too few engineers. Owners sons given free reign. Expected to provide poor customer service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake Fewer projects, focus on a small set of core customers and make them extremely happy. Don't allow business development to promise features without consulting development.

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    OK place to work, but needs growth.

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsLots to work on and it's pretty dynamic. Chances to work on a variety of technologies / platforms, so it never gets boring. Work / life balance is pretty good. Rewards are given more for success than for simply working hard.

    ConsNo real chance for career growth - company is stagnant and offers few opportunities to climb the corporate ladder.
    Not a place to come if you're a beginner - there is no training and most developers are too busy to show newbies the ropes.
    Not very much cooperation among teams or even within teams - everyone is out to prove that they are the indispensable team / developer, even if it means putting down good ideas simply because they did not think of them first (how else could we have 3 different developments for the SAME product).

    Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a more cooperative environment among people and teams. Growth growth growth (I know, easier said than done).

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