Just reading some of the reviews and this is NOT the Kixeye I'm working at. Maybe these reviews are coming from an alternative dimension, but I suspect a lot of the negative ones are coming from players we've banned for cheating. I'm very happy here, everyone I work with (as far as I can tell) loves it, very odd.
Sure, the CEO can be prickly, the work can be hard, but I challenge you to find another company in the bay area who has managed to convince people as smart as the guys and galls I work with to work for them. The talent pool here is ridiculous.
Advice to Management
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Kixeye (San Francisco, CA).
Met with several of my peers on the team I was to be working with and then had a 2nd round that ended with meeting the CEO for a 1:1