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  1. Great company to work on innovative projects.

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - The company works with well known clients which makes it a privilege to work there.
    - The work environment is great. To me that comes as a priority in a company and I am truly glad that I had a chance to work with a very professional team.
    - Trigger values their employees and the interaction between team members was one of the best that I have encountered.
    - As a designer it was a great experience to work with the creative team. Working with a very talented creative team encourages you to explore and use your creative potential.
    - Designers also get a chance to work on innovative projects therefore they get to learn new creative approaches.
    - Finally, tons of variety on the free snacks, which is always a pro!

    Cons

    Sometimes the work hours get quite long but that happens almost in every other design or game company.


  2. Great company to work with on mobile games and apps.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Insurance benefits were great
    - The people and culture were nice and friendly
    - The projects and clients that they worked on/with were amazing
    - Creative team was pushing for the best and innovation

    Cons

    - Work hours can get long
    - Not enough resources for certain departments
    - Compensation and benefits


  3. Helpful (1)

    A talented and creative team with a passion for great design

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Trigger is a tight-knit crew of talented designers, developers, and producers. They work with both entertainment clients and brands so the projects are fun, diverse and challenging. The founders of the company are dedicated to doing great work and pursuing opportunities that provide the greatest potential to evolve in the ever-changing digital landscape.

    Recently, Trigger has acquired a handful of really forward-thinking clients that are focused on leveraging new technology on mobile devices to engage their customers. This is an amazing opportunity for the company to grow and expand their capabilities.

    As a member of the creative team, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the CEO and Creative Director on numerous digital products. This unique opportunity enabled me be involved in the early stages of design, where concepting and prototyping would help identify which ideas were the most marketable. This direct access to management also providing insight into the business side of running a company which I found to be extremely valuable.

    Cons

    Trigger tends to run a little lean on resources and timelines therefore there isn’t as much opportunity to learn techniques and tools from your peers and colleagues. On the flip side, it forces you to take initiative and make decisions on your own. If you’re planning on freelancing someday this is a good way to become self sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    In order for Trigger to progress as a pioneer in the industry, I think they should continue to target opportunities outside of their sweet spot. By engaging new clients and new technology Trigger will excel in this evolving industry.

    As part of an agile workflow, Trigger should continue to utilize multidisciplinary project teams where designers, developers, and producers are engaged in all phases of a project. By optimizing planning, all team members would therefore influence and elevate the end product.


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    A Rewarding Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    When I first started as an Associate Producer at Tigger I didn't really know what to expect. They told me that it would be a lot of hours and late nights at times, which I expected because I had worked as a Project Manager at another organization previously. What I didn't consider was the fact that they had an office in China so late night were more the typical than a sometimes situation. I was able to adjust to this because of the rewarding experience.

    I had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things while I worked at Trigger. I found myself working on large projects for even larger movie studios. I got to take meetings on the lot, attend movie screenings, and even a movie red carpet premiere. It was an amazing experience.

    Not only did I get to do all of the cool items above I learned so much. Not only from my experiences, but from the team at Trigger on how to deal with larger Enterprise clients.

    It was a great experience.

    Another pro was the getting the opportunity to worked with seasoned knowledgeable individuals not only in the Production Department, but in Tech and Creative as well.

    Cons

    Of course the hours were a con, but if you are serious about your improving and learning more about your discipline then this company is a great opportunity.

    Also when working with seasoned individuals sometimes they can come off as intimidating. The trick for me there was to push through that by continuing to ask questions. Eventually they wil understand that you care about the projects, and want to learn.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for management, which I shared with them was to focus on the learning opportunities at the organization and to look for employees that were serious about working in the entertainment industry.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Inspiring colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Met some of the most competent co-workers i've ever worked with here. Everyone was very professional, respected each other, and got the job done extremely well, which meant every project was one to be proud of.

    Founders have been in the company for years - it was a very stable and down to earth kind of environment to work in.

    Built an amazing portfolio working here, when i moved home, i didn't even need to look for a new job - the job found me.

    Sometimes when i am stuck in a sticky situation at my new job, i would think of how my ex-co-workers will react when they are in the situation and try to approach it the same way.

    Would i go back to work if the opportunity arise in the future? Definitely.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes a issue sometimes because of the Shanghai team's mother tongue is Chinese, but luckily i spoke both languages.

    The longer working hours is true; but this is the nature of the industry. It is the same for every agency i've worked in. It also really boils down to the fact that everyone is really commited to what they're doing. Because there are 2 offices in different time zones with different holidays, you can either drop your briefs in an email and then go home, or stay a bit longer to make sure that the brief is in right, check in on the team to make sure things keep moving.

    Capable people only - low tolerance for non-performers. You need to be very good at what you do to earn a place here. Usually within a month, you will either have proven yourself, or plan to leave already.

    Advice to Management

    More vacation days to make up for the longer hours.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great coworkers in a challenging field

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This place is filled with really creative and smart people, especially management. In an incredibly challenging field of constantly changing technology, the core group here has been working together for over a decade and grown their business when others were shuttering their doors.

    Cons

    Long hours, some communication issues can arise from working with overseas development teams.

    Advice to Management

    Get more agressive in helping newer/greener staff maintain a sustainable work/life balance. This is an industry that attracts workaholics that will eventually burn themselves out or get wandering eyes for greater pay if they're going to give up a majority of their waking hours.


  8. stay clear, long hours=no life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Trigger LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's an entertainment agency but you will have no life. You'll work on some decent projects.

    Cons

    Communication and clarity are huge issues. Runs like a sweat shop and they don't care about work/life balance. SWEAT SHOP!

    Advice to Management

    Send your managers to SCRUM training and get a real HR person. Organization is a huge issue.


  9. Good place for creatives

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Illustrator and Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Illustrator and Designer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Trigger LLC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working in Trigger due to following reasons:

    -Firstly, for most of employees, company stability is all-important. I would admire Trigger for being very much to the point. There always have sweet boon to delight you.

    -Secondly, clients of Trigger are forward-looking and thirst for the new ideas, the latest advanced technology to serve their products.Trigger definitely plays leading role in the interactive media industry.

    -Thirdly, We are facing new challenges all the time which forces us to learn and improve ourselves. Trigger tries her best to guarantee the working enjoyment and increase our enthusiasm on projects to gain fulfillment.

    -Fourthly, Trigger respects personal wishes. Opportunities are offered to experiment possibility, to explore the knowledge in various fields and to innovate under the premise of not affecting the project progress. I can insist on my advantageous work as well as ask for gaining new skills to discover individual potential.

    -Fifthly, the good relationship between team members makes me relaxing to display my capabilities. I would consider it as an cultural feature of Trigger, which includes fair, respect and trust. Good communication and people skill ensure our work running smoothly.

    Plus, as an illustrator of Trigger my work was absolutely with great fun. I could try many kinds of art style I wanted if I was permitted to test in more creative way. From concept arts, character design to comic drawing or graphic novel, enough projects for practicing brand-new skills and being professional.

    With the 5+ years working experience, I have been closer to my future goal. Great appreciation for Trigger.

    Cons

    -Some projects are in tight budget and require heavy workload. We undergo high-efficient and high-concentrated work flow. Our nerves are stretched and continuously feeling stressful.
    Of course during my stay Trigger has already made great efforts on such issue.From another perspective, we are trained to not waste time and make the correct decision immediately.

    -Occasionally we have the problem of time difference, mainly the feedback or comments are not provided in time. But it also allows us enough hours for completing our work during LA resting time. LA team will get the result when Shanghai group is falling sleep.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest to restore the essential fundamental English class for Shanghai team.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Overworked and uncompensated

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

    I worked at Trigger LLC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - talented designers
    - wall full of snacks
    - parking spot
    - exposure to all studios and most of the movies that are coming out
    - dinner compensation for OT

    Cons

    - impractical expectation to work 50+ hour weeks AT A MINIMUM
    - lowballs your starting salary and justifies it by saying that "you're getting experience"
    - no 401k/retirement benefits
    - must coordinate with oversees team (plan on staying until 9pm every night)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, though industry demands long hours

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

    I worked at Trigger LLC

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work, more organized than most competitors, co-workers are very competent, management also very communicative. Mid size company that feels much more close knit because company is split between LA and Shanghai.

    Cons

    The international nature of the company, coupled with the industry it's in, means long hours often. Can be difficult at times to work with the international team due to time gap, distance, and sometimes language. Small nature of company also means lots of work load.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to assess the intricacies of the working relationship between international teams and continue to refine that process...it's getting better but many things are still broken. As the company grows work on making each side more self sufficient. Adopt better software and approaches to information management and sharing.



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