iWin Inc Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Best Job I Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    iWin is a place where taking initiative is not only encouraged and rewarded but is expected. The culture is casual and everyone is accessible in this collaborative environment. There's always a lot of spinning plates and multitasking going on but work/life balance is enshrined.

    Cons

    Resource limitations cause delays in worthwhile projects. The compensation and benefits are fair. Talent and hard work are rewarded materially and through recognition.


  2. Fun company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    iwin is a very entrepreneurial company where you can take risk and try new things. You are your own boss meaning have you autonomy and ability to execute. If you do you job- you are given more freedom. It is a fun place to work and offers a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Like all small companies, resources can sometimes be an issue or they can't compete with larger companies from a perks standpoint but they do offer free snacks and monday lunch so they try.


  3. iWin has been a great company to work for in good and even in challenging times

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    True work by project and measured by results, reasonable deadlines, great coworkers, good work life balance, can make a big impact.

    Cons

    benefits were not great and expensive for the employees.


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  5. Difficult

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    Former Employee - Game Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Game Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the team There were some brilliant brands and games I felt like my contribution counted for something

    Cons

    Money was difficult and layoffs were frequent Management was difficult to deal with Management was spending money unwisely

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending on dead end projects Actually allow your best people to do their jobs Get rid of the bad managers


  6. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time

    Pros

    Good open environment, collaborative, agile

    Cons

    None that I experienced during my tenure

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. You can win at iWin

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative, fun, relaxed, reasonable work hours

    Cons

    Top heavy. Ugly past history. Tough competition like Big Fish Games.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat. Focus on a business that can succeed. Have more appreciation of your existing team and take care of them.


  8. Fun but chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time

    Pros

    The products are fun to work on and most of the people are cool and pleasant to be around. It's also a nice location in the financial district of SF.

    Cons

    Obsolete products, very low user base. Constant change of vision and strategy. Frequent layoffs Bad management No perks.


  9. Great company to work with good balanced life.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iWin Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Small more visibility + Great engineering team and architect + More say in requirements

    Cons

    - Too much collision with IT - Typically follow the competitors not the much of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with good original ideas.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Sinking ship until the CEO steps down or gets out of the way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office located in SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, easily accessible to public transportation, nice office in a funky building with exposed beams.

    Cons

    Micromanagement every single day by the CEO (and I wasn't even a direct report). Constant change of direction, strategy and business plan depending on management's mood that day. Total lack of leadership throughout the company. Inconsistent policies and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a single, strong business plan and strategy and stick with it long enough to the let ink dry on the paper you print it on. Let the people you've hired do the job they were hired to do and trust them to make the best decisions for a business you have no idea how to succeed in on your own.



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