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Relic Entertainment

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A Thinking Ape

Employee Ratings

  • A Thinking Ape scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 16 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 42 reviews)
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
4.2
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.3
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.2
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.2
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Relic Entertainment Ceo Justin Dowdeswell
79%
79%Justin Dowdeswell
CEO Approval
A Thinking Ape Ceo Kenshi Arasaki
86%
86%Kenshi Arasaki
A Thinking Ape employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
A Thinking Ape employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
A Thinking Ape employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Catered lunches" was the most mentioned Pro at A Thinking Ape.
  • "Ata" was the most mentioned Con at A Thinking Ape.
Pros
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Pros
"Catered lunches"(in 9 reviews)
"Ata"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Ata"(in 5 reviews)
"Left the company"(in 2 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Former Employee

I worked at Relic Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good Pay. Good Benefits. Great Employees. Generally pleasant work environment.

Cons

Customer wishes are often ignored. Though treated well, the concerns of employees often at least seem to be ignored. Note: I left the company for personal reasons, my leaving the company does not... in any way reflect negatively on the company.

Advice to Management

I disagree with the other review about the state of the RTS landscape. When observing the hype and success behind a number of other strategy games, it is clear that strategy games are still a... powerful force in the market. The simple fact is that Dawn of War 3 had to compete with Warhammer Total War, which was impossible competition. However, another simple fact is that Dawn of War 3 and to an extent Dawn of War 2 are very watered down RTS experiences that have stripped away many of the elements that fans enjoyed about earlier installments in the series. It makes me wonder exactly who the target audience was, was it the MOBA crowd? Was it a more casual RTS audience? It certainly didn't seem to be the core RTS gamers. With a few exceptions, such as Grey Goo and Starcraft 2, gamers have simply not been allowed to play traditional RTS games. The market simply will not provide them. This means that there is an underserved niche, and to say that RTS games aren't doing well and avoid making them simply because there haven't been many on the market is a self fulfilling and self perpetuation prophecy. Warhammer 3 did more poorly than expected not because it was an RTS game, but because it did not do enough to appeal to people who play Strategy Games while competing against a Leviathan. My advise would be to go back to basics, look at what the earliest installments in the Dawn of War series did right.

"Ban"Jan 29, 2016

Current Employee - Anonymous

I have been working at A Thinking Ape full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

If we ban certain players, it would be safer for other players!

Cons

We do have a lot of complaints from players from other ATA games! For instance, the game Party In My Dorm, we have to much problems with extortion. From my perspective, a lot of people are asking for... stuff that is nearly impossible to do almost. I would really want to make Party In My Dorm a safe game for everyone.

Advice to Management

My advice is that we should lower the prices for in-app purchases.

Job Postings

Both Relic Entertainment and A Thinking Ape have 6 of recently posted open jobs.