Piranha Games

  piranha-games.com
  piranha-games.com

Piranha Games Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
7 Reviews
2.8
7 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Russ Bullock
2 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Game Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Piranha Games full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere, no big company's politics,

    Cons

    some projects get a lot of crunch time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Sinking ship

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

    I have been working at Piranha Games

    Pros

    They had a good idea to start another Mechwarrior game, but poor execution.

    Cons

    Their main game, Mechwarrior Online, is failing and they know it. They will milk it for as much revenue as they can, but leaving was the best option because it is clear that they will soon close shop. They launched it early because they needed money, but it's clear it sunk the game and they cannot make it profitable in the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great staff, crappy bosses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Piranha Games full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with and free soda and sugary products. The extended health package is pretty good and transit is paid for.

    Cons

    The management treat employees as disposable tools, and under value them. The compensation is well below standards and management has expectations of their staff that they themselves are not willing to live up to.

    There is zero thought to career development at this company. You will get pigeon holed into a position until they have no further use for you, at which point they will try to rip you off and not pay your legally earned severance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Intense, challenging, open, friendly and amazing.

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

    I have been working at Piranha Games as a contractor

    Pros

    Everyone has a goal, and loves to work together to achieve it!

    Cons

    Sometimes messaging can get confusing, but much better then anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Piranha Games

    Pros

    get hands on different projects

    Cons

    need more feedback from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more feedback

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical of small private developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Piranha Games

    Pros

    Appears to be on the rise
    Games getting much more high profile
    New level of management is organizing the company
    Great benefits packages and perks
    Salaries are competitive if not the highest in the industry
    Very open to hearing ideas from all staff
    Lots of opportunity for future career growth

    Cons

    Still some issues when it comes to processes being defined
    Up to the individual employee to bring forward issues and solutions
    Not a lot of information is filtered down from the owners which can leave employees feeling insecure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees what plans you have for the future, whether good , bad or we don't know yet. Total lack of a message leaves the impression you don't care about how the company's situation affects your employees.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a good place to work, but it could be a lot better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Piranha Games

    Pros

    A relatively flat structure means lots of room to advance. Leads are promoted from within if they can do their jobs, and many employees have been in the company for a very long time (for this industry), ie, 5+ years.

    Cons

    Working on crappy product with the advantage of the wannabe-designer owner poking his fingers in adding things. Combined they can be pretty bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to design games or manage production when you can't do either. Hire a designer. Hire qualified production leads. Stop trying to do those things.

    Recommends

Work at Piranha Games? Share Your Experiences

Piranha Games

 
Click to Rate
or

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