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Storm8 Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
At Storm8, we imagine and create worlds that entice, engage and entertain, and promote discovery because it's fun -- worlds we know you'd want to explore and play in. As a "Stormie," ... Read more

Mission: We bring the world joy through the discovery of play.

Storm8 Reviews

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
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    I have been working at Storm8 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Storm8 is an great company to work for. You really get a lot of flexibility to find the best solution to any problem, and the entire engineering team is amazing. Everyone is very supportive, and everyone helps everyone else to learn and grow. If at some point Storm8 begins hiring again, I would 100% recommend anyone and everyone apply. Your personal growth is only limited by your ambition and abilities. I went from engineer to lead very quickly simply because I wanted it and I really applied myself; and my efforts were recognized and awarded.

    Also, when things were good. They were really good. They took the whole company to Hawaii! And bonus's are amazing. Like my first bonus ever was over 30% of total salary.

    Cons

    Storm8 has been having trouble finding another hit success game since their initial success. We recently went through a massive set of layoffs and we're struggling to find something to really get behind and make amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen less to the product management team about new game ideas, and listen more to your engineering team about what we can accomplish easily and quickly. Going all in on ideas pitched by people who's entire career is about smooth talking the numbers is always a risky proposition.

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Storm8 Interviews

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    Associate Producer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Storm8.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume through employee referral, and it took about 2.5 weeks for a recruiter to contact me via email. We scheduled a phone interview a few days later with a senior team member. The phone chat was pleasant; really more of a get-to-know-you, personality barometer conversation with some discussion about experience and career path expectations. I was offered an in-person interview at the end of the call, and the recruiter contacted me later to set it up.

    The in-person interview was a few rounds; overall I met with 4 people from what would be my direct team, and then with the recruiter to discuss salary expectations and benefits after the other interviews were over. Interview questions mainly focused on how your previous experience relates to the position you're applying for, and getting a feel for how you would handle the day to day tasks of the position. There were also some situational and brainteaser questions posed.

    Negotiation

    Recruiters take into consideration what your stated desired salary is from the conversation at your in-person interview. When I received my offer, I actually was satisfied with the original proposal, so I didn't feel the need to negotiate, but I'm sure you probably could. It doesn't seem like there are set salary caps for positions, so it's best to be upfront about what you want during that salary conversation so that your recruiter can negotiate something you'll be happy with.

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Storm8 Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2013
  • Top 50 Mobile Developer, PocketGamer, 2014
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