Mythic Entertainment

  www.mythicentertainment.com
  www.mythicentertainment.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Mythic Entertainment Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
27 Reviews
4.8
27 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mark Jacobs
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great place to work. Excellent company and culture.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment

    Pros

    Great Culture. Everyone is friendly and gets along well. All levels of management are accessible and listen to suggestions from employees.

    Cons

    Studio was shut down, so you can't work there any more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Missed Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment, Good Communication, GM available and open with employees, Encouraged Self Directed Work

    Cons

    Lack of Originality, Chasing What is "Hot", Confused Project Direction, Internal Politics, nepotism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was once was a great company up until EA purchased them it went down hill. Now the company has been closed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Healthcare, Good Perks (free games, casual dress). Pretty Flexible when it comes to work hours. Fun Team outings, bowling, picnics etc.

    Cons

    Upper management throws everyone else under the bus to make them look better in the eyes of the Mothership (AKA EA). People who were in charge of failed projects ended up being promoted while the worker bees were fired or laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop kissing butt to EA and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    RIP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Developer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    An amazing place in its heyday, when the projects were big and ambitious. The DAoC/WAR-era studio was fantastic, with massively talented people and a real desire to make great games that the world was excited to play.

    Cons

    A combination of bad luck and bad management slowly killed things off. By the time we fixed the major problems, the damage was done. EA lost interest in us eventually and we never got to work on AAA products again. I think we all saw the end coming for years, but it was still sad when it finally happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly, the studio is now dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    pretty great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Concept Artist  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    awesome art staff, great place for a fresh concept artist to work. all the overtime you can work. Thumbs up.

    Cons

    Really, really low pay. But i was just starting out, so maybe it wasnt that bad in retrospect. Company didnt appreciate warhammer as an IP.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Was a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Culture, co-workers, the projects that we were working on, Wednesday breakfast food, camaraderie, the dress code. IT was a great place to work, I am sorry that I could not work there longer.

    Cons

    They closed the studio, so there is that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sure there were ups and downs, decisions that I didn't agree with, but all in all, I liked the management that I had to interact with there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Studio like no other....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Though the Studio had its ups and downs, it always kept its chin up and it's team showed an uncanny resiliency to hardship. It felt as though in the last 2 years the Studio was rising out of the ashes like a Phoenix, working hard and 100% committing to the mobile space. Team morale, commitment and passion were at all time highs. The culture and dynamic were second to none in the EA family of Studios. I'll always have a special place in my heart for the Studio and all the incredible people!

    Cons

    I would be lying if I was to say that there were never issues, no place is without, but to point out shortcomings now, doesn't feel right. Mythic was very special.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A special plac

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mythic was acquired by EA due to the huge commercial success of DAoC. Since then Mythic has done amazing things. Warhammer was a AAA mmo and without Mythic SWTOR could still be in production. While EA had all of its eggs in the SWTOR basket no investment was being made in future projects at Mythic. U4E became messy, a game originally intended for mobile and meddled with by both Bioware and the mobile group. Great things were being done at Mythic when we moved forward and launched Dungeon Keeper. Mythic had great leadership, creative minds, and very technically proficient people. It is a travesty that it does not exist anymore.

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporate. Warhammer Wrath of Heroes could have been a MOBA of the same caliber as League of Legends. Corporate would not market it and thus it did not get out of beta. This is just one example out of many of how there was no corporate support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-open Mythic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    How can anyplace else compete?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mythic was a team -- a family -- of talented, motivated people working TOGETHER to try and create great games. We were honest with each other, we gave each other advice, and we looked after one another, rather than squabbling or trying to one-up each other for the next promotion.

    Cons

    My understanding is this: in a large public company, stock prices go up when people get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Write a book about culture & management, because based on these 5-star reviews, whatever you did worked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Studio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Mythic Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mythic is by far the best development studio I've ever worked at. It had an amazing atmosphere and culture that promoted a healthy, motivated team. The management genuinely cared about the employees. The studio was full of talent and I learned a lot while working there.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I really think it was ran well and enjoyed going into work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for Mythic Entertainment? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.