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Storm8 Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

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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

  • Helpful (5)

    "Lead Engineer for several years"

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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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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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    Live Ops Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Storm8.

    Interview

    1st interview was supposed to be 15 min (more like less than 10) and very poor and unprofessional. Complained to HR, and they set me up for an hour interview which was ridiculous and a waste of time. After telling me the range of pay for the position and asking me what I would prefer, I answered. The interviewer then had the audacity to ask me if I could accept a lower pay after she explained some of the perks they offer? What did you ask me and give me a range for then ?

    Overall the whole experience was a joke. Probably dodged a bullet.
    Just know they have a 2.7 Star rating on google for a reason.

    Interview Questions

    • On the second (hour long) interview you'll be asked 2 questions that are exactly the same. The only difference is that they changed the title of the game.   Answer Question
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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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