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Relic Entertainment

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East Side Games

Employee Ratings

  • Relic Entertainment scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
  • East Side Games scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % 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)
3.5
(based on 17 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 28 reviews)
East Side Games employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.9
East Side Games employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.3
East Side Games employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.6
East Side Games employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
4.2
East Side Games employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Relic Entertainment Ceo Justin Dowdeswell
79%
79%Justin Dowdeswell
CEO Approval
East Side Games Ceo Joshua Nilson
78%
78%Joshua Nilson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
East Side Games employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
Positive Business Outlook
74%
East Side Games employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Relic Entertainment employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

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Cons
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.

"Good People"May 11, 2020

Former Employee - Producer

I worked at East Side Games full-time for more than a year

Pros

People who are kind and trying to make a great workplace.

Cons

Predictably chaotic, it's a small game company.

Job Postings

East Side Games has 3 more recently posted open jobs than Relic Entertainment.