Trion Worlds

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Trion Worlds Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
50 Reviews
3.1
50 Reviews
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Scott Hartsman
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • nice facilities, decent pay, bagels on wednesday (in 3 reviews)

  • You get free drinks in the lunch room (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Hired a lot of "friends" into upper management positions (in 5 reviews)

  • Working in Customer Service can be daunting and can sometimes cause agents to become jaded rather quickly (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best company ever

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company has absolutely no debt at all. I can't believe how awesome it is to work here

    Cons

    Some really unfortunate situation came up and I had to leave in my first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, fun atmosphere, and lots of creative freedom

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

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * I really enjoy the people that I work with, they are talented and professional.
    * One of the best parts of working here is the creative freedom to have a say and take ownership of what I do.
    * Also I like that I get a bit of a flexible schedule; If I want to work from home I can and I don't have to work long hours.
    * Management is very encourage of ideas for improving or creating games.
    * We make quality games where we actually get to talk to the community and make changes based on their feedback.
    * The company has gotten better at doing charity events more often such as selling items in-game to help Doctors Without Borders.
    * Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    * Opportunities to move into leadership are very limited.
    * Management sometimes fails to promote change because "it's how we've always done it".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of removing toxic employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked but good outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time

    Pros

    Company seems to be on the way up

    Cons

    Extremely overworked employees who are constantly playing catchup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company on the mend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Trion went through a rough patch last year and the exec team made some bad choices that led to layoffs and the closure of a studio. Since then, there's been a complete change of the senior management team, the company's been a lot more responsible with its budget, new talent is coming on board, the existing games are doing great, the publishing arm is taking off, and new games are being spun up. All signs point to a healthy recovery and a bright future ahead.

    Cons

    Like everything in the Bay Area, the cost of living is tough to swallow. Being responsible with the budget means Trion isn't paying the outlandish salaries that start-ups in the area offer to entice talent.

    Morale is steadily improving, but there's still a tangible unease from folks who were here during the rough times last year. The best way to describe it is that folks feel skittish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on being a great place for people to make amazing games for players. Share and celebrate successes across the company. People need to know that we're doing great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    New and Improved

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Trion has learned from the difficulties they've experienced in the last couple years which something not all companies can say. This new attitude of honesty and accountability is one of the things that convinced me to come on-board. Trion is developing differently, allocating resources according to need, taking the time to think about what is best for the employees and the company and how we can all succeed together.

    Cons

    Every place has areas they can improve upon and Trion is no different. Training programs could be improved and the communication between the teams could be better but these are things that we're working on and will get better as time goes by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to care, to be invested in your people, to strive to be better. Keep that innovation and commitment to openness in the back of your mind at all times. We are nimble, smart, and savvy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place great people, mediocre salaries.

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New CEO has his head on straight and is managing the company into profitability and more success. Great work environment, smart crew of folks.

    Cons

    Previous CEO and upper management horribly mismanaged company and wracked up well over 100 million in debt, then cashed and and left us swinging with layoffs and over 2 years of pay freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    underwhelming

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trion Worlds

    Pros

    decent pay, talented art team

    Cons

    weak design team,poor leadership, weak business decisions, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better designers and build a stronger exec team

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great talent lost in a void of management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly talented group of people in various disciplines. Pretty good work ethics considering the state of the industry as a whole. A few stand-out employees keep it going.

    Cons

    Poor management that is secretive. Horrible at disseminating information down the line. Leadership isn't coming from the "leaders".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being truthful. Read some literature on ethics and take a good look at the current way the company is run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Change of management has been a huge improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leads listen to good/right ideas, not seniority. Strong drive to do right by customers while staying aware of business needs. Complete change of management + Scott's return has resulted in huge turn toward stability/future potential.

    Cons

    Bay area is expensive for housing and the company does not pay rockstar startup salaries. Some people who have carried heavy workloads through the bad times are in danger of burning out and badly need support/solid assistants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue ensuring that people who don't pull their weight or aren't suited to the company's needs are reassigned or work out an improvement or are removed. Keep your heads up, things are already a lot better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company on the mend

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

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Open environment where opinions are valued
    - Fun office and great people
    - Ability to move within departments and move up available

    Cons

    - Had a difficult couple years and are still recovering
    - Morale is still low but on the upswing
    - Upper management is too "black box"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Share more with the entire company in an honest way
    - Celebrate people who excel and highlight people who move up/get promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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