I worked at Pocket Kings full-time (More than 3 years)
Lots of different languages and technologies make it an interesting place to learn. Chief Technical Architect is probably the best I have worked with. Both at technical and personal level.
Gone through some rough times Too much testosterone, and super stars. Career progression and lack of willingness to reward employees to their level/quality of contribution caused a good few people to leave.
Advice to Management
Get off the high horse, stop the politics. and come learn what is going on in the trenches.
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pocket Kings (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in April 2011.
The interview took about 5 hours, with 5 different people. At the beginning there was a small presentation of the company and then we got the the actual talk. Everybody asked his own questions, starting from very technical details to career history, etc. Overall everybody was very nice, highly skilled and knowledgeable. Very good behaviour, very nice feedback. All the people I saw had a copy of my CV in front of them and were constantly taking notes on it. All underlined that the company has high demands from its employees, but the rewards are high.
During the interview I was asked what's my target salary range. Because I was offered lower than I've asked, I was able to negotiate through the recruitment agency to get the minimum I've required. I'd tell anyone that gets an offer from them to ask for what they really think you're worth, because PK can afford it, and if they think you're worth it - then you'll get you number.
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