Multimedia Games Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
21 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired people fired by other companies?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Professional work environment, lots of good hardware for the word needing to be done, good benefits and bonus

    Cons

    I really respected this place and all they offered to someone like me that wanted to stay in Austin and not go elsewhere for work. I was really happy until they hired on at least 2 people fired by a another company for drug use. These people were high at work, bragged about it according to the people from that company they were let go from, and by hiring them it has caused many very qualified people who might otherwise have wanted to come to Multimedia not want to apply or work here. I didn't know these guys before they showed, but their placement in spite of their past has cost our reputation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's an awesome company that allow artists to do what they love to do while treating them really well

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    Current Employee - Artist I  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Artist I in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    high salary, great benefits, great training and management, not to mention the working hours are great and I still have a life as an artist.

    Cons

    I don't see anything bad with the company so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen a lot of personal growth as I work here in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multimedia Games

    Pros

    People at this company are really fun to work with

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth as far as moving up

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    You can work in a good silo, or in a very bad silo. Either way it's a silo...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazingly Refreshing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I'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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. You guys are doing amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Times have changed at MGAM!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    GREAT 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!

    Cons

    Not MGAM's fault, but commute to corp HQ can be a pain some days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A company doesn't care about their employee.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multimedia Games

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, laid back, opportunities.

    Cons

    underpaid, undervalued, management plays favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give other's a chance to shine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Employee oriented company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disloyal 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reduce 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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