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Oslo (Norway)
51 to 200 employees
1993
Company - Public (FUNCOM)
Sports & Recreation
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Rui Manuel Monteiro Casais
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    I have been working at Funcom full-time

    Pros

    For Durham, NC location:

    Flexible office environment. Good *new* leadership. Nice people and a great art team. Working on getting a better office flow and on improving office communications. Company provides and pays for health insurance.

    Cons

    Durham branch is treated vastly different from Oslo, Norway branch.

    There is no retirement program here, and the company does not contribute or even match employee contributions. Not even 1%.

    They give NO cost-of-living raises, ever. Norway branch get COL raises, totaling in the thousands per person, yearly. We haven't received a COL raise in the 4 years I've worked here.

    You better hope that you can negotiate a great starting salary, and hound them about yearly raises. Because they do not care about pay for current employees, and will not give any type of adjustment. This is, hands down, one of the biggest reasons for low morale. There is no incentive for employees who have stayed with the company for years.

    The biggest con here is the money, across the board. Your pay is pretty standard, but it never increases, eventually putting you at the bottom pay range in the market. They don't give you a dime to put towards retirement, so you spend a lot trying to save your take-home pay (that never increases).

    Advice to Management

    Examine the differences between the Oslo and Durham branches. Oslo gets many perks, mainly because of the country's incredible benefits for its citizens. But it's not okay to pay all of your employees a sub-standard wage that doesn't increase unless the employee hounds upper management. And with a company of hundreds, there is no excuse to not have a retirement system in place. Your workers cannot subsist on meager wages.

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    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Funcom (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    HR was great, she was able to ask me a lot of questions and make me feel welcome. Unfortunately, she's no longer with the company as they got rid of HR in general. The manager of the office at the time didn't have too many questions, he seemed unprepared which I was informed that many interviews went that way.

    Interview Questions

    • They just want to know what games you play and what you can bring to the table.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate.

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