RockYou Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Softare Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at RockYou

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rockyou offers good benefits, they pay the transportation and provides delicious food every day. The working environment is casual and working hour is quite flexible. Nice co-workers in the team, they also have happy hour every friday after the weekly meeting.

    Cons

    The game is quite mature, there isn't too much space for individual to grow.


  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at RockYou full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, unlimited WFH, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Usual time crunch to meet deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Keep buying games


  3. Company continues to reinvent itself

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RockYou full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and casual work environment. Good balance of life and work. Love that the company values player retention more than short-term revenue. Senior Management interested in long term sustainability of business rather than a quick cash-out. Management is very metric driven. Very little inter-department turf wars. Middle management is cooperative about sharing information and solving problems together.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to deliver on daily/monthly/quarter KPIs . Company survives on acquisitions. Management if metric-driven, which can limit opportunities for thinking creatively.

    Advice to Management

    Get out the message that RY does things differently. Even though company is focused on mature games, there are still tons of opportunity for creativity and engagement with players. Great place to get more exposure to the game industry and the mechanics of running a business.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Young, casual, laid back, conventional, fixing bugs and damage control

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at RockYou full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, casual, laid back, conventional. Good at valuing life over work. Maintain normal work hours. Room for moving up. Matrix organization. Care for employees and well being. Flexible.

    Cons

    Lightly staffed. Game lineup comprised of second-hand games that are failing and hard to maintain. Most time is spent fixing bugs and doing damage control.


  6. Helpful (1)

    How Does She Do It?

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    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at RockYou full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore. That's the "Pro", and am glad not to be there...the same as SO many other people agree on!

    Cons

    The female CEO is a disaster, everyone in Silicon Valley knows it. Few are more hated in all of Tech, then her. Truly the worst manager/leader I have ever seen in my career!

    Advice to Management

    Get a Board on board, that realizes how much their CEO is hated. Or if they know [which they must], then do something about it!


  7. Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RockYou

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly environment, talented employees.

    Cons

    Not challenging enough, work on repetitive tasks

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. One of the best places I worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at RockYou full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great SF location, fun atmosphere, friendly employees, great management. This company knows how to add fun to working hard.

    Cons

    Company is growing so expect some occasional long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a wonderful job so continue the good worl.


  9. Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RockYou full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a place, regardless of position/leveling everyone has the opportunity to have his/her talents shine and be recognized for it. Full transparency throughout the organization makes it easy to acknowledge successes as well as identify areas of needed improvement. Little time is wasted, therefore maximizing everyone's abilities and truly providing an environment of daily professional growth. It is also supported and encouraged to work across organizations within the company, allowing employees to find their passion, and develop their career around that passion. Very exciting

    Cons

    Fast-paced "what have you done lately to contribute to constant growth" mentality is not for everyone and can be a con for a lot of employes. But for those that want to take ownership of what they do on a daily basis, this is far from a con

    Advice to Management

    As the company has grown pretty aggressively recently, getting back to group events, even if they are small team building activities in the office would be great. Many see new faces in the office and are not sure who people are, so doing cross-team activities to build personal relationships will allow us to keep our "in it together" mentality that has allowed us to thrive over the past few years


  10. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RockYou full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really smart people working there. Most people are helpful and dedicated

    Cons

    Politics! If you are buddies with the CEO you are gold. You can even poop in the punch bowl.

    Advice to Management

    Read the reviews here and take action


  11. Company really turned itself around

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RockYou full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented and passionate people who are not there for just a paycheck Great benefits In SF and close to pub transit

    Cons

    new processes needed for the growth of company



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